Guest Post by Joyce Harrell
How My Recent Journey Began
I learned a lesson the long and hard way over the past few years. I met a wonderful mentor three years ago who changed my life as far as business. I had prayed for a way to combine my nursing skills with my passion of natural health. This was a seasoned business woman and a nurse. She had a successful business and incorporated wellness education. A product company was involved and because of her leadership program, coupled with her success as a nurse entrepreneur, I connected with her.
The company is a good one. I became involved and lost 35 pounds. I led successful weight release groups and taught low glycemic living. More importantly, I began my journey into personal development and leadership skills as an entrepreneur. I was learning how to create a business and incorporate my nursing skills. But there was a problem; in my heart of hearts, I had a different passion. I wasn’t making any money, and I continued to invest in product, month after month.
My Inner Battle
I began to feel a conflict. This company didn’t carry products that reflected the full spectrum of my natural health interests and had policies in place which prevented alignment with other product companies. I remember participating in a conference call in which a popular business coach made a frank comment. Sandi Krakowski said, “Do not be emotionally involved with the company you are partnered with. If you are not moving forward financially, you need to find what works for you.”
Those words pierced deep. But Sandi, you don’t realize… I owe so much to this woman who has mentored me, and invested in me. For a year and a half, I resisted what my authentic self was telling me.
My “aha” Moment
I continued to grow a presence on Facebook and Twitter as a Low Glycemic Specialist, yet I wasn’t attracting paying clients. My inner voice became stronger, but I continued to neglect it. As I grew by investing in business coaching, I had a wake up moment. I have been in a program for several months now called Wake Up Academy. Heather Madder is the belief breakthrough/business coach.
This class was on marketing to your ideal client. As I listened to her, I realized I was not marketing to my ideal client because my message was no longer my message. I had allowed internal pressure to keep me in a place where I didn’t need to be.
The moment I embraced MY truth, I began making changes. I developed a website just for nurses, and I am in the process of revamping my main website to reflect my passion for natural health and whole-person wellness. I felt whole after I reconnected with essential oils, a passion I had for over five years. I’m incorporating my studies as an herbalist with enzyme therapy from the Loomis, and still utilize my training as a wellness coach.
After three years, I have been honest with my mentor in the company which wasn’t working for me. I will no longer be building that business. As I am connected with new companies whose products support my truth, I am amazed at the people I am attracting. There is a new energy inside me. This is the real me. I am a purposed, passionate nurse, who has natural solutions for common health problems.
Why This Change Is Important
As I learned how to grow personally and professionally the past three years, I will always be thankful to the woman who jump started my development. Now new mentors are coming into my path to guide me on my journey’s next step. The important take-away is to be clear on your message. Your message needs to reflect who you REALLY ARE!
Your message needs to be your TRUTH! Just because a path is profitable for one person doesn’t mean it will be profitable for you, especially if you aren’t being honest with your inner passion/purpose.
Take time to make sure you are being authentic. Don’t follow someone else’s path just because it was good for them. When you are authentic to your purpose, the tribe YOU are meant to reach will be those who are drawn to your truth.
The New Year is a good time to get clear on your goals and focus. It’s God’s blueprint for you! You are meant to reach certain people! Are you reaching your tribe?
Joyce Harrell, RN, OCN is a Christian holistic nurse who provides natural solutions to common health problems. Joyce utilizes the art of nursing by implementing essential oils, enzyme therapy, vision boards, wellness coaching, and nutritional therapy to help you create an environment for your body to best heal.
Joyce is a wife, mother, nana, author, holistic healer, and above all committed to her relationship with God. You can find Joyce at www.NurseCoachOnline or email her at email@example.com.