Exactly one year ago, I was completely burnt out. My business, Still Water Alchemy, was not gaining any momentum in the way that I had hoped. I only had two auditions for acting gigs while my friends seemingly were going out and booking non-stop. And, I was running out of savings to pay my monthly bills.
It was exhausting.
However, during that time that I wasn’t working, per se, I was studying and training my ass off. I would study Astrology all day long, listen to Podcasts from the best in the field, and take acting classes with some of the most talented individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.
And then, everything changed.
I remember my friend Justin telling me, “This lockdown is really going to be good for you and your business, everyone could use some spiritual guidance right now”. This statement still holds strong to this day.
Looking back, all the work I had done leading up to that moment was simply preparing me for the massive opportunities that were about to enter into my life. Had I not had as much time to train and study prior to the pandemic, it is likely I would not have had the confidence and foundation to support my business in the way it needed.
Every part of my being was pushed to the limit over the past twelve months. I remember some nights I would be so exhausted that I had to catch myself before passing out in the shower. There were certain collaborations and investments that simply didn’t work out in my favour. And I had to let go of certain relationships because I realized they were toxic and unhealthy.
Just remember that the rewards are always worth the work and sacrifice.
By continually having faith and trusting what has been shown to me, I have been able to completely transform my life. I have been able to accomplish career and business milestones that I never would have dreamed of. And quite honestly, this is just the beginning.
Believe in yourself. Trust that whatever hardships or personal struggle you have been through in your life have lead you to this point for a purpose - to prepare you for so many blessings, blessings you haven’t even believed were possible yet.
If you wish to fast-track your dreams, these are notions that I swear by:
- Hire a Coach/Mentor
- Invest in your Physical/Mental/Spiritual Health
- Monitor your time on social media, even if you use it heavily for business purposes
- Trust your intuition
- Do the Work - there will always be sacrifices at the beginning, but I assure you it is worth it in the end
Pursuing a higher calling is not easy. When you actively strive to follow your dreams, you will likely have family, friends, and society try and discount or berate you. You may be alone in breaking generational or societal curses placed on you. Please have compassion and empathy towards yourself and your work. Trust that you are consistently being protected and blessed. When you need help, ask for it. Above all, know that you can literally accomplish anything you want. If anyone tries to tell you differently, politely tell them to fuck right off.
You Got This!