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