MY STARFISH CLAN IS GROWING…
Read about Claire’s journey to confidence and how she started her dream business with the support from Successful Mums!
Two o’clock in the morning and only two spaces remain on the Business Start-Up and Digital Skills course run by Successful Mums. On a whim, I sign up and hit the send button. It was something I had been avoiding and running from for so long, too scared to take that leap of faith. But the stars must have been aligned and little did I know at the time that it would change my life forever.
The lady I was when I entered the room on our first meeting for the course was not the same lady that left the course clutching my certificate, my eyes filled with tears, I had done it!
Our course leader, Shara, was a key factor in my awakening. I’m not going to lie to you, I was nervous on that first day. It was totally outside of my comfort zone. I sat there thinking “what have you done? Shara put our minds at rest right from the start with her kind and welcoming words. She went above and beyond the call of duty during the entire course to make sure that every single one of us was individually looked after.
Let’s not forget the amazing group of women I met on this course. We had all travelled such different roads, but we were all there with a common purpose; to make our dreams become a reality. We supported and uplifted each other throughout the course and continue to meet, support and uplift one another after the course.
Last, but not least, a life changing moment happened to me during the course. I found myself, strangely enough at two o’clock in the morning again, not signing up for another course, but instead reviving my husband from a major heart attack. I always thought that this happened to other people. While it was happening so many thoughts raced through my head. It was a true awakening for me, and I am so thankful that he is still by my side. It did make me ponder my business and reflect on how important it was to be financially independent when I had been so close to being on my own.
Many people told me not to return to the course out of kindness and indicated that I could finish it at a later date. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciated their love and support, but I knew deep down, that now more than ever, I needed to finish the course for myself.
Six months later, I am so excited to share with you that my little Starfish clientele is growing. I have met such inspiring business owners who share the same values and ethos as I do. If you are wondering at this point what I do, I’m not surprised. The name Starfish doesn’t exactly align itself to bookkeeping and payroll services, but I felt so strongly about using the word starfish to name my business venture, Starfish Financial Solutions. Starfish have always intrigued me and to me have always been a symbol of diversity and strength.
If you are looking to join my Starfish clan, please get in touch.
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