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Entrepreneurs  Journal


Welcome to my personal journal of the experiences and lessons I've learned from 20 years of entrepreneurship.  Here we'll discuss:

>What worked and what didn't<

>Facts vs Feelings<

>Working through the highs and lows<

>How to become better every step of the way<

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Today is the day to ask a hard question…

I figured getting through the hard stuff right off the bat could be a good thing… I’m the kind of person who likes to talk straight… I’m honest and reflective. I don’t like untruths, but more than that, I don’t like the lies we tell ourselves that create a limiting belief; in ourselves and in our futures.

Are you waiting for a magical moment that you think would somehow make life finally start for you?

For many of us, we are waiting for something or someone, and I’ve heard it time and time again….

When I have more money then…

When I have more time then…

When the kids are grown up then…

When my home is paid off then…

When I lose some weight then…

When I’m married and have my life together then…

For me it was waiting for a title, or waiting for people to like me, or waiting for God to do whatever it was that I was hoping and praying He’d do for me.

There are so many more that I can think of, that I’ve used myself that have stopped me from getting started on my journey to where I wanted to be. In case you’re wondering, I’m not there yet… and I don’t really believe we ever truly “arrive”…

The truth is ~ none of these reasons that we use to delay starting our endeavours (aka growing as a person) will ever make them happen any quicker, or at all for that matter. Our hopes and dreams won’t happen without effort. They are not magical things that just happen and allow our lives, our dreams, our hopes to come true.

Yes, even when it comes to things we pray for.

A lot of the time, God is just waiting for you to take the first step forward, to rely and lean on Him, to trust and jump! (James 2:18/Ezra 10:4)

The truth is ~ waiting for these things to magically happen is actually our choice to not do anything. By not taking action we are choosing to allow life to happen to us instead or being proactive and working towards all those goals we have set for ourselves ~ all our hopes and dreams.

  • If you want to lose weight - you have to eat right and burn more calories that you consume ~ and please don’t misunderstand me that’s not an easy road. One that will be a life long endeavour … but it can be done ❤️

  • If you want to have more time - you have to organize your life, and realize what you’re presently spending time doing that is actually helping you achieve your goals , and remove that which aren’t.

  • If you want to pay off your mortgage earlier, or travel more or spend more time with the people you love - you have to spend less time on things that aren’t necessary and find ways to make more money without taking time away from what’s important to you.

So what’s stopping you?

One thing that I have realized in my life and in leading a team of women who want to see a change in their lives is that the line from want and do can be a very long line - made with unexpected zigzags, loops and turns. Some are created by the environment we find ourselves in but there are a lot of things that we allow to creep into our minds that block us, distract us and even deter us from what we truly want…

For me, when I started my photography business I started from scratch! It was scary. I remember when my husband Jeremiah bought me my first camera as a gift. I didn’t know I’d love it as much as I did! I didn’t know that I would take to it so quickly and how much I wanted to invest into this creative side of my life… It was a huge investment (and still is) ~ equipment, training, time, learning software, studio, working with people, travel, figuring it all out on my own.. I could have easily thought how in the world am I ever going to be successful… and I did think that. It was hard… there were quite a few nay sayers disguised as caring, loving people who didn’t want to see me hurt.

When I started teaching voice and piano, I thought how in the heck will I find students? How will this work? Will I be a good teacher? Can I do this? How can I start a music school? How will people find us? Will I even like doing it?

So many questions!!!

When I started my Rodan+Fields franchise I thought, I don’t want to be one of “those” girls (whatever that meant). Who will buy from me? Do I even know enough people? Do I have the time for this? What will people think? What if I fail? What if I succeed?

The truth is ~ all that doesn’t matter. All the questions, all the doubts, all the fears, all the details and even everyone’s opinions! Your life can look any way you want it to if you’re willing to put in the work. All these endeavours did more than just earn paycheques for me, I’ve grown and become a stronger person because I was willing to try, be teachable and do my best! That is what I’ve learned. It’s up to you. No excuses allowed here. What matters most is YOUR willingness to work through the insecurities, lay aside the excuses, ignore the nay sayers (the mean ones and the loving ones)

It’s time to pull up our shirt sleeves and get to work.

My name is Kathy I’m originally from Montreal, Quebec. I’ve also lived in Ontario for almost 8 years, BC for a total of 8 years and I now live in Edmonton for the past 11 years...

I’m a professional photographer by trade for the past 14 years, I also taught voice and piano for 15 years. I am currently an independent consultant for Rodan+Fields Skincare (the #1 skincare brand in North America) for almost 5 years. While living in Ontario I started a music school which quickly grew to over 300 students with 8 quality instructors in 3 years.

I’m a singer and musician. I’m an artist and have sold some of my jewelry and paintings...

I’m a hard worker, dedicated and love putting myself out there to learn new things.

My husband and I have been married for 22 years! We have two adult boys and I’m a GLAMma to the sweetest little girl. I love my husband and my family with all my heart. They are my why ~ The reason I strive for more each day. I am a Christ follower. I love warm weather. The beach is my ideal spot (why I live in the coldest part of Canada I will never know 😉) #godhasasenseofhumour

What you may not know is that 6 years ago I had a heart attack (SCAD) which changed my life. And 3 years after that I had a car accident which took me out of work for over 4 months with a concussion and physio therapy. I have always loved working hard. Working 4 jobs was not uncommon for me... But what these 2 events taught me was that my family means more. I needed a change how I work and I needed to figure out how to do that.

There is nothing I love more than sharing my life with others; the good, the bad and the ugly 😉 I’ve been thinking about doing a BLOG for a while... I like to think things over before I decide to commit to something, and this is no different...

As the title suggests this blog will be about my daily actions and life lessons I’ve learned as I’ve been reaching out towards success. Success isn’t a destination. It is something you are constantly moving closer to. So if you want to learn through my mistakes, my growing pains my highs and lows, that is what you’ll find here.

I will be honest 💯 #thetruthwillsetyoufree if there is not honesty what is there...

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