Then one night in October 2018, our lives were turned upside down. That night I found my husband on the bathroom floor with a severe headache. Unbeknown to us at the time, he had suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage.
This led to him going into a coma and being hospitalised for 6 months. Luckily, he survived, but life as we knew it would change forever.
Life came to a stop, and I started to re-evaluate everything that had been so far.
This was my wake-up call!
I've dreamt for years of becoming a business owner, but the timing in life was never quite right.
“Who am I?”
“What is my purpose in life?”
“Is this it? Is the 9-5 (more like 9-9), being a mum, focusing all my energy on the recovery of my husband really it?”
At this point, I was heading into my mid 30’s, and I started to feel that I had lost my clarity in life, my purpose. Life was pretty much all about work, school runs and taking care of the family, as well as supporting my husband's recovery.
The desire of starting my own business was becoming stronger than ever before, and working 9-5 was not the way I wanted to spend the rest of my working days.
I have always been known as an entrepreneur amongst family and friends, and it was just a matter of time before I took the leap, starting my own business and working towards realizing my own desired dreams.
But what dreams did I have?
All I really knew was that I wanted to start an online business. But the clarity was missing on what I wanted that to look like.
At this point, I was feeling overwhelmed and frustrated as I had this strong feeling inside me that I knew I really wanted to run a successful online business. I felt like I was constantly swimming towards the surface, only to be dragged back down over and over again. I could see my vision was just above the surface of the water, but I couldn't see it clearly.
I tried social selling to test the waters of running an online business, and I became very successful doing this. It was so successful that a few years later, I was able to leave my secure job as a country manager to pursue my business full-time.
At the same time, the world was going through a pandemic, and I was feeling overwhelmed with everything that was going on in the world. I had lost my vision and was lacking clarity again.
However, the desire to help female entrepreneurs had become so strong that I felt I needed to do more to reach out to them. Building my successful social selling business was not enough to satisfy my dreams.
That was when I decided to get into coaching. I signed up for a coaching course, more for myself than anything else, to find clarity and to be able to build the online business of my dreams, even though I was not clear on what that dream was.
I initially started the coaching course to help grow myself. I also hoped the course would help me to find the clarity I needed, to discover what my successful online business might look like.
As the course went on, I was digging deeper and deeper within myself, and one day, everything became clear. I finally reached the surface of the water, and I could take a deep breath for the first time in a long time.
What I had found was my purpose! I found clarity on what my online business was going to look like. I knew this was what I was meant to do in life.
I now knew how to use the strong desire I had within me, to help overwhelmed female entrepreneurs find clarity, just like I did so that they could build the successful online business of their dreams.