My Special Place
I was moved to write this blog post as I sat in my “special place” at the end of Portstewart Strand a few days ago doing my daily meditation and visualisation. Most of you who have come to see me in the last few months will know I am very much into the universe and spirituality and that in turn shapes my personality & world view.
If it has been written then I have probably read it or at the very least have it on my kindle – Rhonda Byrne – The Secret, Mike Dooley – Playing the Matrix , Norman Vincent Peele – The Power of Positive Thinking, James Redfield – The Celestine Prophecy, Dale Carnegie – How to win friends & influence people (written in 1936 & still a classic), Napelon Hill – Think and Grow Rich and of course the modern day thought influencers such as Tony Robbins, John Assaraf and Scotland`s very own Jack Black (Mindstore).
Indeed, early last year Geoff and I attended Tony Robbins` 4 day seminar in London – UPW…”Unleash the Power Within” and we became official fire-walkers – Yes, we both walked SLOWLY over a bed of hot coals at temperatures exceeding 2,012 degrees Fahrenheit for 4 metres in our bare feet without so much as a blister!
Anyway – ALL of these thought influencers have 2 teachings in common:
- Always show gratitude
- Be a Giver
So my post today is about MY personal gratitude.
I won`t lie to you – relocating to Northern Ireland last November after spending my entire life in Scotland was not easy. I am a creature of habit and leaving people, places & things was a huge personal challenge for me. But I knew in my heart it was the right thing to do and it has been simply the best thing I have ever done.
I absolutely love Portstewart…I didn`t realise such a wonderful place existed. Geoff and I have views from our apartment I have only ever dreamt of. My 11 year old son really is living the dream!!
I cannot believe Causeway Coast Aesthetics has been up and running now since 1st February – 4 full months. Again – it has been a real challenge on many levels, but I am so grateful for these last 4 months. I came across some business statistics earlier & was compelled to share with you. Since beginning trading on 01 Feb 2018, we have:
- 335 appointments
- answered 852 queries on facebook messenger
- given 60 x 30 minute complimentary consultations & trials
- ran 6 competitions & gave away prizes in excess of £2200
- gave away discount vouchers to the value of £12000
- gained almost 1500 facebook followers
- 1000 subscribers to our email database
- had over 30 5 star ratings & testimonials
- won an award for excellent client experience
- clients have travelled from as far afield as Bangor & Omagh to see me
Without exception, my clients have been simply delightful – not a week goes by without bunches of flowers, chocolates, vouchers & bottles of prosecco being forced into my hands…lol. I am constantly overwhelmed by kindness of people I have really only recently met.
So to the Universe…and all of you reading this blog, I am genuinely grateful. I love my job & the biggest pleasure I get in life is helping others. My goal for the next 6 months is to keep giving my existing clients the best value & standards of service they can get anywhere & also to grow my client base throughout N.Ireland.
Part of my strategy for business growth will be even more giving, and to that end I have some incredibly special surprises in store in the next few weeks. Just keep an eye on our facebook page !
Thank you all so very much & I look forward to being of continued service