Look, look! I won a contest by the awesome Christiane of Cosmic Tarot, and she made me my own Tarot card out of a photo! I think it suits me to a “t”, especially with the bird in one corner. I can’t stop looking at it with this big smile on my face.
Nine of pentacles, abundance, nature… And it’s only two days to the Summer Solstice! I am a very happy hag these days. See, it doesn’t take much: Sunshine, no freezing (as I do in my flat eight months of the year), budgies, and at least some time for walks, friends, and my hobbies like reading and playing WoW, and I smile all day.
From the objective outside view, I don’t have that much reason to smile. I’m still no nearer to being able to leave my daytime job, and my Coaching business is NOT taking off. Those I do coach continue to be extremely happy with the results and praise me to high heaven – but there are not really any new clients coming along.
The thing is that an “allrounder” Coaching business like mine is just not suited for an online business. To be successful online, a business needs a message, a specific problem it solves. “I can help your small business take off” – “Save your marriage with my help”, that kind of thing. But I don’t specialise, other than in Coaching, and I’m open to absolutely anything. My training enables me to do this; in fact, research shows that a Coach is MORE effective in areas they know less about (there are reasons behind this, but I won’t bore you with research and studies now).
It’s what I love most about being a Coach, and I’ll never stop doing it. And you know what? That’s ok. My website is there in case someone would like to sign up online; otherwise I have no problem doing my Coaching offline. And in the meantime, I teach my Witchcraft and 13 Moonscourses (the Southern course starts on Monday, woohoo!) and focus on happiness. It’s so easy, really!
I’ve also thought what all this will do to my dream. And actually, it doesn’t change a thing. Who cares whether it takes two years or five years? I’ll get there. I am too busy being happy these days to worry. Life is pretty awesome. Now if only I can get to see my friends more often, then it’ll be perfect, but I’m working on that!
Tomorrow evening I’ll celebrate the eve of the Solstice and take a long walk (so the weather gods will!). I work on Friday so I won’t be able to stay up all night after the ritual, but I have my own ways of celebrating the long days at the moment: I go to bed early and often wake up before six in the bright sunlight – completely unusual for me – and then get housework done and enjoy a long(er) morning before going off to work. The budgies love it.
This evening I’ll eat strawberries, read some blogs, and play WoW. And that’s it. Bliss!
P.S. I haven’t heard much from the Tribe last week, apart from those lovely people I had already featured recently, so I’m going to wait until you give me more news to post about! You know I always love to hear from you.
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