Over on Facebook, I’m doing a little class about my business. It's been a year of sharing and teaching wellness and what a ride it has been! I wanted to commemorate the journey with a little reflection on what this business is all about for me, why I do it, what it has done in my life and some things I learned along the way! If you're curious at all about whether this could fit in your life come on in and take a peek when you have time!
I wanted to share a bit of it here too, for those of you not on Facebook. Here’s a little bit of my story
I was in pretty rough shape 3 years ago. My health had steadily been declining over the past probably 10 years.
I was in the corporate scene; worked with a great group of people and thought I was in the right place but I kept hitting walls. I was good, but not "good enough" to get the carrot on the end of the string and I just had so much endless hunger to help people. I made the best of it and felt pretty useful there so I thought I was doing what I was supposed to, but, it didn't feel "right".
Then I had a child, my health declined further, I returned to part-time work and eventually things pretty much fell apart at the seams. I got a diagnosis, underwent treatment that wasn't completely effective and ultimately required surgery. When I was about to return to work after surgery I was given notice that I'd be laid off but would train my replacement first.
Have you had one of those times you can look back on where everything went "wrong" but you know now it was the best thing for you? That.
I really knew in my heart it wasn't healthy for me to be working. My family needed me. My body needed me. My soul needed me. It was time to start putting the pieces back together.
I spent a long time getting myself back to health. I was struggling emotionally and physically and doing my best. I literally would tell myself that 100 times a day "you're doing your best." But, it was pretty low.
I had guilt for what I couldn't be. I didn't want to treat myself well. I wasn't making any income and had incurred major medical expenses so I didn't think doing anything for myself was okay. I was crumbling. Did I mention I had a toddler?
My friends were encouraging and I probably hid the worst from them. One patient friend shared some info with me that gave me hope, and she didn't give up on me when I was too small and scared and meek to accept the solutions she had for me. All of a sudden I was enveloped into a community that was full of light and love, without even feeling worthy of it. God was guiding every single bit of this. It is unbelievable all of the details that have shown me the goodness of God in my rescue and transformation. I hemmed and hawed about that dang starter kit for 4 months because I did not feel worthy of spending that kind of money on myself. But one night, after reading a wonderful book, I realized I was being called to wake up and treat myself like God's beloved whom He made with gifts and talents suited for serving Him with the tools that He provides! I wasn't being a good steward of myself and I needed to make a change! I wasn't good for anyone in the state I was in and it was okay, vital even, to invest in myself. And little did I know that was such a small investment for the return I was going to get in quality of life.
Well. It wasn't long at all and I couldn't shut up about the dang oils, you guys. The emotional ones. LORD! The emotional ones. And I realized that there was such a time as this to do the thing in front of me and take one step at a time wherever God was leading. He put a business into my hands along with everything I could have never known to ask for. I am doing my best to steward it and love others with the best of my abilities!
The rest of this class is a little rundown of what the spirit of this business is for me. It's not about pushing a sale, making a deal, getting product out the door. It's about serving others well, loving God and letting Him lead me to get tools into the hands of those who need it, and pointing others to Jesus! After all, He's the one doing ALL the healing! 🙂
I'm Lisa Yau, thanks for stopping by!