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What a wobbly few weeks!

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It happens doesn’t it? Things just all seem to come at once and knock you off your feet. But it’s just the way things go sometimes and you have to carry on.

You will all know by now that I had to increase my prices recently. And I hated doing that – so much! But this is my job, and we all go to work to make money, and I’m no different, so why does it make me feel so bad? I don’t think twice if I see a price increase anywhere else, I just think that prices of everything are going up so it will eventually have an impact on everything we buy. So why couldn’t I be objective about my own prices?

But the harsh reality was I wasn’t making enough money from my business. No actually, I wasn’t making any money from it. At all. I would build up my bank account and think I was doing brilliantly for such a new and small business. But then I would need to get more supplies and I’d be down to nothing again. And that sucks.

I also had a great PR opportunity lined up that went a bit awry – nobody’s fault, just one of those things (well actually, it is DPDs fault for completely wrecking a box that was covered with FRAGILE, HANDLE WITH CARE and THIS WAY UP stickers on every single side!!) but however it happened, I was crushed. I had built it up in my head so much and was super excited to see where it led but it didn’t happen. That was a roller coaster of a day I can tell you!

But I have to say – the event organisers were super helpful after it was all bought to light and even sent me flowers afterwards (a lovely touch!). I’m also promised a PR opportunity at future events so all in all, it isn’t the disaster it seemed at the time – but a few days of utter turmoil nonetheless.

So all in all, it’s been a tricky few weeks to navigate for me. With a couple of personal knocks too it’s made me feel very vulnerable and wanting to hide away. But that’s not going to happen because I have a business I love that needs to be nurtured and taken onwards and upwards. It deserves it, and so do I.

It’s all about looking for the positives though hey? And so I did. When I went live to talk about my price increases, the support was incredible (even making me cry at the end of my video due to a very kind message from a new business I have recently connected with – cringe!!)

But the one that I am really happy about is this – the first thing I did when I decided to talk directly to people about the prices rather than just write a post was reach for my Throat chakra oil. It’s all about truth and communication and I knew I needed it. It was instinctive and it just reaffirmed to me that what I do is worth pursuing because it works, it’s real and people need it. And it’s worth getting paid for that value. What a moment that was.

So yes, life has completely sucked recently but so what – I’m here, I’m writing to you, I’m charging a fairer price for my products, I’m on track with other things that needed sorting and I’m moving forwards not backwards. I truly hope you will come with me and stay by my side. Lets stick together – we’ve got this.

Love and light,

Sam xx

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