Realisation that it’s time to change.
I was with a friend a couple of times over these past few days, she is going through a really tough time in her life, everything is going wrong for her, her business is failing, she owes money to everyone, she has a foreclosure notice at her door and her life is a downward spiral, in short; a mess.
We spent some hours together and i listened, she told me how much she loves what she does for a living, she explained all about her business, her daughter who is also her business partner, the animals they look after, the shop they work from and their home life. I asked her some questions and held up a mirror to her so she could see who she was and what she looked like when she answered my questions with an open heart, and all of a sudden she realised! She is not in charge of her life, everyone else is…She cannot say no to her daughter who constantly spends money they just don’t have, when her daughter says ‘we need to buy this and that for the shop because if we don’t have it in stock then we won’t be able to sell it’! , they purchase more pets for their shop paying for them up front in the hope that someone will buy them, feeding them everyday and keeping them warm 24 hours a day, incurring the veterinary bills and so on in the hope that they will sell. They are passionate about animals, they are excellent pet behaviourists, they are gifted caregivers to all animals but they have no business sense whatsoever, they; like many others go on day after day on a downward spiral, loosing all hope and in most cases loosing everything.
My friend now realises that she can be in charge of her life, she can make a success of her business, she can change things around from doom and gloom to a brighter and happier way of life moving forward.
She has now started to map out a plan, to speak to her daughter and tell her the facts, to close down the shop and to concentrate on a new business model focussing on their real love, the animals and their care.
I will stick close to her and help her through the difficult challenges she has ahead of her; but she will do the work, she will be in charge of her life and she will make it through 🙂
Remember my friends, if we can help someone realise that they can take control of their lives and make changes for the better, then, we have done a great job for humanity 🙂
Namaste with Love my friends