What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?
Did you ever wake up, look in the mirror and wonder where did the time go, how did I get here and where am I going?
That was me the year I turned 40- the wrinkles deepened overnight and suddenly I had a longing in my heart to slow down, be intentional and live well in this next stage of life…but what would that look like?
I had noticed changes in my body after having children and focusing on their needs for many years… and I knew that in this next decade I was going to need to get to work on me or time and gravity would do their job.
I was ready to embrace the fact that I was aging, but wanted to do it gracefully.
And then there was this emptiness, knowing that as my kids were getting older, my role as mom would change…and who was I anyway? I felt like I had been so focused on getting through the days that I had forgotten to keep working on me – my gifts, passions, and dreams. I was slowly fading, rather than flourishing. I knew God had called me to use who I was for a bigger purpose, but what was that?
It was while all that was swirling around in my heart and head that I found what I was looking for when I wasn’t looking for it- a sustainable way to live healthy inside and out, a flexible income for our family and a purpose bigger than me that would allow me to grow and to help others flourish in their health and life too….
And I figured there were other women out there like me who needed this too, so I jumped into this virtual health and wellness business.
What message do you promote?
My message to busy mid-life women is to be intentional about getting back to healthy eating and personal care habits that are sustainable so that you can live and lead well. And to work on you and what will help you move towards the dreams that are on your heart.
I believe that when we are living well personally and physically, we can better live out what we are called to do as women in our roles as wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, business owner, volunteer...and that has a ripple effect on the lives of those we touch.
In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community?
First, I lead myself. I believe that a true leader cannot take others where she has not gone herself. Leading myself includes pursuing personal development, valuing myself and implementing daily healthy habits.
Next, I lead my clients and teammates. My desire is to add value so that others live better today than they did yesterday. Leading others includes serving women by meeting them where they are, listening to their stories and needs, and helping them move towards where they want to go in their health and life.
Finally, I lead my community by giving back. My heart is to be generous not only with the knowledge I have but also with my time and resources to help meet the needs of others. Whether that is disciplining women, leading studies, lending a hand, or helping to contribute to a cause, my aim is to make it about others.
In business and/or in life, share a struggle you overcame that other women can relate to
All the way back to junior high, I remember being the girl who was on the outside, never feeling like I had a true friend who really cared if I was there or not. I struggled with those feelings of inadequacy and loneliness through high school and college and even into my mom's years as I watched others around me doing life together and looking like they had it all figured out.
It wasn’t until I turned 40 and started working on me through reading, learning, mentoring, and stepping out with my health and wellness business that I realized I had great value to share. It was at that time that I decided I wasn’t going to sit around waiting for others to come to me, instead, I was going to be the one to initiate and reach out to them...and it has made all the difference in every area of my life and business.
What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do?
The most rewarding part of what I do is watching women move towards their goals. To receive a text from a client about how good they feel physically, and more importantly in their renewed self-confidence brightens my inbox any day.
And to have a conversation with a teammate who is excited to share about a win in their business or something they are now able to say yes to is what gets me out of bed in the morning. I love being part of their journey, even if it is just a part of it, and inspiring women to move in the direction of their greatness.
How do you SHOW UP?
I aim to show up fully each day- to be me and not someone else, to be intentional and not accidental, to be consistent and not intermittent, to be humble and not prideful, to be real and not fake. I show up to serve others and to help make their lives better so that they can show up in the way they want to in their world.
If you could give one piece of advice for women who are entering the workforce or launching their own business what would that be?
If I could give one piece of advice to women who are launching their own business, it would be to not wait till they feel ready. There will never be a perfect time, you will never know everything, circumstances will never be just right...so start taking one step after another in the direction you want to go and one day you’ll look back and see how far you’ve come.
I’m a small-town women’s wellness consultant, business mentor, blogger, educator, and friend. My happiest days are spent connecting with women to help them FLOURISH🌱in Business, Health, and Life.
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