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 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
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.