For the last few years it’s felt like I’ve been working towards something really big in my mind and something so important that I’ve had to do whatever it takes to pursue this goal and dream. There have been so many times where I’ve felt a little lost and confused about which direction I’m going to go but, my determination and focus has remained and I’ve worked hard to achieve the things I have.
I’ve always known that I want to create a business I love, a business that makes a difference to others and helps others with mindset issues and concerns. I wanted to provide products and services that help others to understand their true self and really get under the skin of what their wants and needs are in their lives. I’ve many so many people who take a backseat in their own life and don’t take control of their life in order to start living it the way they want to.
Many of us stay in a job we don’t enjoy, we continue to surround ourselves with people who judge us and put us down at every opportunity and this makes it harder for us to grow and flourish in life.
This was me 4 years ago, I felt lost, stuck and confused and wasn’t sure where I was headed or even what I wanted to do in life. But, I knew I couldn’t stay where I was, I kept moving, I keep learning, reading and working on my personal development, growth and mindset.
It was then I discovered coaching, meditation and mindfulness and over time I went from feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and lost to thriving and feeling the happiest I’ve ever felt. Through consistent personal development and relaxation I gained a sense of perspective and clarity and over time I went from breakdown and burnout to breakthrough.
I knew I wanted to give back in some way that helped others and after training to become a Personal Performance Coach I knew I had to take action. I began developing an idea of a coaching business and it took 6 months to get everything in place; a name, a brand, an understanding of our values and vision, company registration, the development of a website and our products and services and then ‘Aspirational Living’ was born.
A company name is so important as it defines what it is your company does, our coaching company encouraged others to ‘Aspire to Live!’ and that’s when Aspirational Living was born. Our logo is a kite and the reason for this is that I always feel that life is ‘kite-like’ because there are times when you may want to go in one direction and then with a gust of wind, can change or move direction. This is just like life, we can choose one path and then over time decide to pursue a different path and that’s what I love about life, the uncertainty and the adventure of it all.
AL has gone from strength to strength in its first year and we’re pleased to say that in the last 12 months alone with worked with over 600 people and this is an amazing achievement. Our business is still in its infancy but, we’ve got plans to take our business to the next level and I’m so excited that many of our subscribers have been with us from the very beginning.
In January 2017 we had 40 attendees come along to our ‘Look Good, Feel Good’ event and we spent the afternoon together identifying our needs and wants in life. There were tears and laughter but, most of all a real sense of community and togetherness and that’s exactly what we want to create.
In life we can often feel like we’re ‘the only one’ to feel lost, stuck and there are times when we can lack confidence or lose our identity a little and this can sometimes lead to anxiety, depression or health issues. By being part of the Aspirational Living community people feel a sense of togetherness and community and we all support one another, after all that’s what it’s all about.
After 3 years of working towards my goal, I’m so happy to say that in two weeks time I will be leaving full-time work to pursue my dream and work on my business full time to take it to the next level. The aim of AL is to make a difference to as many people as we possibly can, we want them to live a life of purpose and passion and to live life the conscious way!
AL is developing a sister company, this company will specifically work with businesses and schools to help them cultivate a positive, supportive and inspiring culture for others to work in. We have already delivered many workshops, training programmes and sessions to management teams and employees and we are excited to continue to take our businesses to the next level.
We have engaged with some high profile clients already and will continue to do so in the near future. Through the positive and heartfelt feedback we have received already we know that our products and services have made a difference to so many already and that’s what it was always about for us – helping others to create the best version of themselves.
Through experience and my journey in life so far, I’ve learnt that life is an adventure and that tomorrow is never promised, so it is our responsibility to take control and design a life we love.
I feel so blessed to have had the support I’ve had over the last 15 months from family, friends and subscribers and I’d just like to thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart to say thank you for all your support and kindness and long may it continue.