Six weeks ago, I didn’t have a business. I didn’t even have a blog. Six weeks ago, I wasn’t even sure that I was ready to launch my services. Today, I have clients. They are authentic, raw and inspiring change-makers. I was so blessed to have them come to me. Client by client, I started my business. My heart is completely bursting with gratitude but if you had asked me how I was going yesterday, I would have growled your head off. With a flushed face and dark circles under my eyes, I was no good to anyone.
The problem (or benefit) with starting a business quickly, is that you have to learn quickly. Six weeks in and my brain is exploding with hard-earned lessons. As I wandered around university trying to find motivation yesterday, my brain played ‘what the hell am I doing?’ on repeat. I was a woman on the search for answers. Working for yourself is great, but what is the purpose? This question plagued me after a really long weekend working from home. The answer came in a few subtle, god-sent ways.
First of all, I was thinking about The Goddess Sisterhood magazine and how excited I was to launch it on Sunday. More than anything, I was so proud to have created something magical. The art of creation is really important in my work.
That night in bed, my partner and I watched Iris, a documentary about the quirky and legendary business woman, interior designer and fashion icon. Iris completely rocks with her colourful outfits and larger-than-life attitude. I started to think about the importance of creative expression.
Finally, I picked up the latest copy of Renegade Collective. I bought the one with Eleanor Pendleton on the cover, which ended up being a great choice. She’s a force to be reckoned with and her interview got me out of the chair to write this article.
In all of these instances, I was brought back to my love for creativity. Not the kind of creativity that involves pencils and paint, rather the insatiable desire to express yourself. Six weeks ago, I didn’t have a business. But today, I’m building an empire. Why? Because I believe that there is power in expression, beauty and creativity.