In the next couple of weeks, you’re gonna see changes on my website and social media profiles.
That’s because last Thursday, I took a leap.
A big leap.
You probably may not have known much about my spiritual leanings, as I tend to keep it relatively private on the online world. Since I have been living in the Czech Republic, I have made use of the time and solitude that I have here to go into deep reflection and research on the religion that I have been guided to, which is Islam.
And as a woman whose one of her primary focus in life is based on faith and spirituality, I know that sooner or later, I must find the courage to step fully into being a Muslim woman and put on the headscarf.
As with all successful goals, setting a deadline is vital. So here was mine: When I achieve permanent residency in this country I’ve called home for the past five years.
Well, I passed that deadline now.
And so, I asked myself: “What’s next on my journey?”
A few weeks ago, I've had to come up with a decision.
You see, my move to live in a new country was like a spiritual journey of sorts. I've always been interested in spirituality, but the ramifications of moving to a new country caused me to dive deeper into questioning my higher purpose. Being out of my element and not having the distractions from back home, helped to heighten my journey.
Now, five years later, I came back full circle to a point where I now needed to be clear about my purpose here once again. So I made a clarity prayer. I asked straight to the Source, if I should stay, then show me the reason why, and if I should go, then show me where, and either way, make it very, very clear to me.
I love joining into programs by other successful purpose-based Wonder Women. I want to know what it is they do that got them to where I want to go and kick ass at it.
These successful business women may teach an array of different things with regards to what they know about business. But there is one fundamental thing they all have in common.
Each and every one of them starts you off with this one question:
What is your BIG WHY?
There are many ways to ask why.
Why did you go into business (or why do you want to start one)? Why do you want to grow your business and increase your income? Why do you want to be wealthy? Why are you in business at all? And why do you even care?
I just got off the phone with one of my clients, Jeanne, a pet and animal photographer.
Jeanne has just adopted a dog from the animal shelter where she volunteers. With already two pets under the roof, this can be financially frightening. But, in her own words, she knew with utter certainty that he is meant to be part of the family.
That decision may have been purely an emotional one – with two kittens of my own, this I know very well. But as her branding coach, this is what I said instead, ”Jeanne, from a branding point of view, that was a brilliant move. You are on brand.”
As a solo entrepreneur, you are your business. You are a leader. You lead your tribe, your mini empire, your right people. And great leaders lead by example.