⁣ Hola Team! Just wanted to share my story for those who are still trying to start their own business. ⁣

My first failed attempt at becoming an entrepreneur was in 2016. ⁣ I had just left my job as a wedding planner in California and I recently had just gone through surgery to remove my recent discovered Cancer and I was ready…⁣ ⁣ Ready to LIVE and explore the world and work for myself, so I started working as a Virtual Assistant for a company and hoping to work many more while I travelled around North and Central America.⁣ ⁣ I didn’t enjoy my job in the slightest but I was grateful to be able to travel, but deep down I knew it wouldn’t fulfill me long term because: ⁣ ⁣ I was still working on other people’s projects but didn’t have my own.⁣ I was still receiving orders from others. ⁣ My values didn’t align with the person or company I was working for. ⁣ I was doing it just for money. ⁣ I felt I wasn’t living up to my potential. ⁣ My paycheck depended on others. ⁣ There was no meaning, a mission or passion behind my work.⁣ ⁣ A year after, the company that I was working for run out of funds, so I lost my only client.⁣ ⁣ And the thought of doing the same type of job for another company didn’t appeal to me at all...⁣ ⁣ So I put on hold the idea of working for myself and started working in the tourism industry for someone else. ⁣ ⁣ Another year passed until I tried again creating a business and in 2018 I failed again… I started a travel blog to write about what I learned from my travels and from living abroad.⁣ ⁣ But there was one thing I got right this time... ⁣ ⁣ I was passionate about what I was doing. I love talking about travelling, helping others and writing, but my mission didn’t keep me motivated to write blog posts often enough and I wasn’t earning a dollar with it. ⁣ ⁣ I was getting close, but I wasn’t there yet...⁣ ⁣ So once more I put on hold the idea of being a business owner and started working for someone else. ⁣ ⁣ Another year passed and the chaos that some of you might know came to my life: My visa was rejected, my mum passed away, I lost my job and had to leave my home, friends and partner. ⁣ ⁣ I felt numb, I was in so much pain that my emotional system seemed to have shut down and I didn’t feel anything at all… ⁣ ⁣ I was certainly not ready for a third attempt, so I healed and I started to know myself, the things that didn’t serve me anymore, who I had been all the past years and who I wanted to be in the future. ⁣ ⁣ That’s when I started to be intentional about finding my purpose, and that’s when I figured how I could serve this world and started my current coaching business.⁣ ⁣ Withing my business there have been many lessons aka failure which have taught me what works and what doesn’t and that has taken me to where I am today. ⁣ ⁣ And today I am still learning, growing and evolving, but now everything I do is ON PURPOSE and while working for myself full time. ⁣ ⁣ All journeys are messy. You got this. Keep going.⁣ ⁣ Love,⁣ ⁣ Laura ⁣


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