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Grow yourself to grow your business

So today has been a bit of any eye opener for me on so many levels.

Today I stepped out of my comfort zone. I went to a local Mums in Business Association meeting. I met A LOT of like minded women all of who are at varying levels of building and running their own businesses. As I’ve said previously, I hide really well behind my computer and social anxiety has real grips on me which might come as a surprise to a lot of people especially considering my day job as a nurse. Getting out of the door this morning was hard. I forced myself out of bed. I stressed and panicked about my clothes, my face, my hair. I nearly wrecked my car on route but I walked through the door. I did so whilst physically shaking, within 5 mins of being there I’d visited the bathroom twice because I was so anxious that I might smell. I sprayed myself with so many combinations of perfume and body spray that I spent the next three hours knowing a smelt badly of cats (sorry ladies sat closely to me). I thought I was doing fine. I thought I was ok. See I think I minimise the extent of my anxiety a lot. I hide behind a persona, a sort of mask whilst I’m in work but when I’m not there it falls off.

The meeting was amazing but as soon as it ended I wanted to run. I stood there like a nervous child very aware of how I must of looked. The founder of MIBA asked me if I was anxious. At that point out of no where I felt my cheeks flush and my eyes fill with tears which I pushed back. I don’t know where it came from but BAM, I realised that maybe I’m not as ok as I thought. Maybe I need to start taking “ME” and MY mental and emotional well being more seriously.

I took Away so much from today’s meeting but this evening I’m kind of an emotional wreck for NO reason, BUT my light bulb moment happened today.


Ive spent my life worrying about being not liked and when I want to grow a business where people are paying for items that I have made then I guess it makes sense that there would be anxiety around my items being good enough etc. So I guess the only way is up ! I have to set some very Firm goals both personally and in relation to my business and I NEED to work on them both

at the same time!

So I’m sorry for a long waffling post but I guess there’s a good chance that if I’m feeling this way then others maybe too and it’s always good to know you’re not alone.

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