It’s so easy to create reasons to stop ourselves from following our dreams… We come up with every excuse under the sun… What if it doesn’t work out? What if someone else would do it better than I can? What will people think/say? What if no one likes it? Why would anyone want to listen to me? I don’t know where to begin… And the list goes on. Ultimately it comes down to, what else are you going to do?… and by the time you’ve tried everything else… eventually there’s nothing left but to just get on with it and decide you have no other choice but to start.
However, when starting a new venture, it doesn’t matter how successful / powerful you are, or are to become, the first step (and the several others after it) are always filled with self-doubt. “What if I’m not good enough?” Let’s be honest, we’ve all had that thought at some time in our lives (or more than we realize) and it seems that many new ventures never get the chance to materialize because we fear we might not “have what it takes.” So we decide not to try.
I moved from a small island in the English Channel, called Guernsey, to Hollywood in 2009 to persue my passion of performance; I loved expressing myself through anything singing or acting related. I had a lot of self-doubt that I wasn’t the best vocalist in the world, that I’d never acted on camera before, all those kinds of things, but I knew I had no other choice but to try.
And what a fun journey it’s been… I may not have won an Oscar already, but I can tell you I’ve had some wonderful experiences, done some great gigs, made some everlasting friendships and learnt a stack of life-enhancing lessons. And somehow, the roller coaster ride of the Entertainment Industry has led me through the ups and downs to find myself! Here, I’ve learnt we all have THE POWER of enjoying our journey and finding happiness and fulfillment along it’s twists and turns.
So, I decided that I wanted to share my self-empowering discoveries, and help others fulfill their self-potential too, in an online community where anyone with a dream can be inspired! You are good enough, you are unique and no one else can do you like YOU!! Coming up in the next few weeks and months I’ll be posting insightful blog articles, releasing relaxing guided meditations and sharing an online video series on metaphysical topics, if you like the sound of it join me here!
Of course, I still encounter moments where I need to practice what I want to preach; starting this venture is one of them, making these words public, another. It’s a vulnerable decision to bear your truth, especially as I want to be as authentic as possible – if this site can help one person, it’s worth it! I’m planning to discuss the fact I’ve suffered from acne since my early 20’s and IBS since I was 11, I have various food intolerances and every now and again have a little too much white wine. And like most creatives I too can experience self-doubt, I’ve had my share of rejection, I’ve been my own worst critic and it’s taken me a long time to figure out my purpose in life.
But we’ll chat about using the bumps to make an empowered YOU; I’ve learnt about healthy eating to balance my skin and hormones, Reiki healing and Meditation to calm my mind and irritable stomach, following my heart has brought me self-compassion and led me to find my purpose, and in sharing my story I’ve inspired others to be their story. (Oh, and a glass of wine with good conversation and good friends makes it all the more worthwhile!)
It’s not always smooth sailing but we can use the rough seas to be a better sailor, and we can uplift and encourage each other to be everything we chose to be! After all only YOU have the power to be your You-est You!! You are your Inner Guru and everything is possible! Be inspired, be empowered and be YOU! I’d love you to come on this new journey with me – if you’d like to sign up to receive weekly “you-ness” direct in your inbox, join me here!
Welcome to The YOU Power!