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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Holistic Life Coaching - Start From Within

Skyhawk Designs is a division of Follow Your Bliss LLC and its jewelry division.  Follow Your Bliss is a holistic life coaching company basing philosophy on spiritual healing as a way to success.

Start from within...

There are so many times I've attempted to do something.  Oh, I wanted to do something wonderful and unique!  I didn't need a plan...it was all in my head what I needed to do.  I love to write, but more creative and expansive writing than a list of what to do to do what you want.  I thought it would be easy to be a life coach and even easier to own your own business.  Here are a few things I learned from my experiences.

I went back to school to learn what the essence or brain of what I wanted to do was like and to have enough of a broad reference to be able to assist in my becoming.  I hadn't yet thought of what I'd become, but I knew I was on a journey.  Being native american brought alot of spirituality to my goals.  I could not ignore them and I knew I needed to express and share what I've learned.

Subsequently, I started my business in 2007, Follow Your Bliss LLC. This is primarily a life coaching business. In 2010, I opened a division called "Skyhawk Designs" after my native name that I had acquired between these years.  I am native american of Lenne' Lenape' ancestry. Skyhawk Designs is a jewelry website that sells on etsy

When I first started out, I didn't have a real plan or what I should do.  Something was driving me and it was from a very irrational place inside of me.  This is the place that finds joy or sorrow...a place where my feelings dwell.  In that place sat my emotions, my spirit, my soul and my mind all deliberating a plan.  Even though my logical brain knew I didn't have one.

More than anything I felt that my own belief system in what I did for clients had to be experienced more directly.  I often used gemstone healing in my practice and meditations. I started out with a product called "bliss sticks" aromatherapy gemstone candles.  (http://www.followyourblissnj.com/)

I put out to the universe what I wanted to accomplish and started out finding others that supported that dream.  It didn't seem too terribly difficult after I started putting one foot in front of the other.  I met fantastic people.  Some business owners that gave me valuable lessons will never be forgotten. 

The first valuable lesson I learned was-

  • Be flexible Do not start believeing you know what to do because you don't. 
I thought that gemstone candles were unique!  I also convinced myself that no one has ever thought of it with chakra descriptions, healing info and soy based, dye free!  What I didn't think of was what if none of those things were the most important thing about your product?  If you are only trying to appeal to yourself, then fine.  If you are trying to appeal to others, listen and try to pick up on vibes in the field of what you do.  What does it say about yourself if you have the ability to craft, but not the ears to listen to others?  To me, crafting is a spiritual exercise - the universe speaks beautiful thoughts.  Know your audience so they can listen with you.

I made some sales with the candles.  I did not make enough sales to quit my day job and was carrying alot of heavy candles to shows to sell maybe 4 or 5 which did not cover the cost of the show most times.

I realized after spending money on supplies that I needed to "unlimit" myself and increase my potential.  I recalled that I always wanted to learn how to wire wrap gemstones too.  With that came my etsy shop.


I realized that to be a good life coach, I also needed to be an entrepreneur to talk the language one speaks.  I now do workshops by request and design and make jewelry. 

I find working with gemstones is quite meditative for me.  I often have an idea in my head and once I finish, it has become its own entity which is one of the things I enjoy about wire wrapping. 

So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key.
Lyrics from Already Gone, peformed by the Eagles for their 1974 On the Border album

Free your mind and your potential is limitless
-Skyhawk Designs

Please stop by and visit my etsy shop - Let me know how you feel.  If you have any life coaching questions, please respond to blog.


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