A Change Would Do You Good

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A change would do you good – one of my fave songs by Sheryl Crow.  I’ve been thinking about this for awhile now and want to share some of what’s been happening for me in the last couple of years.

When it came to my health and wellness business, as much as I had steady revenue (9 years) year after year, it was not increasing and I was personally stagnating.  Even though, I loved who I was working with, I felt something was missing, so I started looking at other companies to see if a change would do me good.

The first company I considered ended up in disappointment to say the least.

I reached out to a successful female leader (and friend) who I thought would be a good fit, however between the 3 weeks it took for her to return my calls and only communicating through FB messenger (not even a zoom face to face), I realized this person is not who I want to be working with.

When she finally got back to me, she apologized for her lateness and seemed to be remorseful, but it was too late by that time.  This poor example of leadership left me questioning her character since what she portrays in her teachings online is the opposite of her actual behaviour.

A few days after this all happened, my good friend, Valerie of 15 years reached out to me and now we’re working together with the premier cannabis company and I’m absolutely loving it.  Not only did my business explode in 2020, we continue to impact the world in a massive way.  I’m grateful for the first gal rejecting me, because now I’m with the right company and leadership team since March of 2020.

Yes, a change would do you good!

When it came to my real estate investments, I decided to sell a couple of properties in 2019 & 2020 that I owned for 15 years.  My strategy was always ‘longterm, buy and hold’ but with the timing in the marketplace and turnover in tenants it was the perfect time to sell and tap into big profits.

So again, this decision and change would do me good:)

When it came to my personal well being, I needed a change and decided to spend the winter in Florida (despite the pandemic restrictions).  I’m so grateful for this experience – walking 8 mi/13 km each day on the beach, spending time in the sun and working from my vacation home.

This was the catalyst to finally making a decision to sell my Ottawa home of 21 years.  I knew it was time to downsize so that I could live closer to my kids – Kevin in Toronto and Stacey in Upstate New York.  Upon returning from Florida, I bought a townhouse in a smaller city, then sold my house all within 10 days of each other.  It turns out, all the years that I had been purging and keeping my house organized now paid off.

I’m super ready for this change and looking forward to a new chapter in my life. 

These decisions to make life changes did not come easy – lots of things held me back which weighed heavily on me, but I realized my intuition was working on my behalf and I had to really trust my gut.  There is more that I want to share but I will save that for another update, since some of it is still in the works.

But what about you? Are you in a place that you want to make changes?  What is keeping you from moving forward?

I know for me, I was full of fear.

What helped me tremendously was addressing the issues head on and seeking guidance from my support group, therapist and a few close friends that I could trust.  I realized that I could not do this alone, I needed genuine support and love.

How can I help you?  I’d love to connect and see if I can be a listening ear without judgement or advice.  Sometimes that’s all we need to help us gain clarity and connection.  Feel free to book a virtual coffee with me!

One of the bravest things you can do is boldly embrace the unknown, accept your fear and continue to move forward.” – Yung Pueblo

About the author 

Deborah MacDonald

As a social business entrepreneur, my passion is helping people build a business where profit and purpose come first. I teach people how to succeed online and enjoy the lifestyle of their dreams.

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