“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.”
I first started my online business back into 2012. At that time I didn’t know much about marketing or how to do it effectively. I had a launch that didn’t go very well. People weren’t finding me, even close friends weren’t getting on board with it.
Not long after that I had an equine therapy session. My regular horse Sonney turned his back on me. Normally we engaged well together and he had taught me all sorts of things about myself. But this day, no matter what I did, he would not let me put his halter on or even look at me.
Close to tears, I stopped and thought about what was happening. Where was this situation reflecting what was happening in my life? I had felt to some degree the world had turned its back on me with my online endeavors, and I realised that through Sonney I had a chance to make a different response to the situation.
I asked someone else to put the halter on him. I asked for help. As soon as that was done, Sonney turned to face me, all smiles, and did whatever I wanted.
I went home that day and found myself a business coach. I asked for help. I had learned not to ask for help as a child, it got me nowhere except to be criticised and pushed aside. But that belief wasn’t going to work as an adult. I needed support and I had to learn to ask for it.
Sonney sensed I wasn’t in alignment with what was really true and he didn’t like it. He wanted nothing to do with me until I got it sorted. Through him I unlearned an unhelpful childhood belief and I started to move forward and get unstuck.
Since then I’ve been shedding many old ways of being in the world that no longer work. It made such a difference in my life that this year I created an online course to help others do the same.
I love what I do in my business, but I had to shed that part of me who tried to do it all on her own. A new part emerged who knows how and when to seek support. If there are parts of you that no longer work and need releasing, you don’t have to figure it out alone. Shedding Skin starts on April 18. We’d love for you to join us.