If I have one piece of advice to give you all about what to search for in your quest for What Next, it’s to find where the line blurs between hard work and happiness for you. To find that thing where working hard at it makes you happy, and where you’re happy to work hard at it.Tom Fletcher
Last night I was chatting with an entrepreneur friend of mine, and I mentioned that I had been busy all day packing up orders for my Inner Circle members.
‘Oh my God, Nicole,’ my friend said. ‘Why are you doing this all yourself? You should be outsourcing. This should all be automated. You’ll never get to seven figures doing it this way. It’s totally unscalable. You’re insane!’
Later, as I sat at my table choosing crystals for the person whose order I was working on, holding those crystals as I poured love and intention into them, as I wrote a note to the person telling them about the stone and where it had come from and what it was for and how it could help them, as I wrapped each stone by hand, chose a cloth bag that best suited the stone or the person, then added a little extra something to the package, each process taking time and care and love, I thought about that conversation. And I knew I was going to keep doing it my way.
You can’t automate a personalised process. You can’t outsource love and care and connection. I love my community, and I love this process of affirming our connection, and of my capacity to support and encourage them.
I get something deeply satisfying from this process. I get to show my community how much I love and value them. I get to practice my craft, and to share something joyful and meaningful. Does it make more work for me? Yes. Does it mean my days are longer and my team are working harder right now? Yes. Is it worth it? Yes. It’s everything I stand for.
I’m all for building a successful business. But it’s not always about the money. There has to be a little room in my world for love and care and magic. And there’s some of that in every package.
Love and hugs from the Christmas Elf Nicole xx
PS – If you want to purchase one of our gorgeous 2021 Planners you can do that through Amazon USA or Amazon Australia. Meanwhile, I am waiting for my final shipment of Planners to arrive in Australia, which I will be selling on ETSY along with our very special meditation malas. So, stay tuned for that. We’re not launched yet, but it’s not far away!