LV Yoga, Fareham
For people who know me well, you’ll know I have a long, hot bath every morning. Even on the hottest days, I rarely break this routine. For me, it’s my time to be peaceful and get ready for my day. Sometimes I meditate, sometimes I think, sometimes I work…but whatever I do, I always find my best ideas come to me in the morning time. You may even have noticed one of my tattoos “The morning breeze has something to tell you”. This is a slightly paraphrased quote from Rumi, meaning that the best ideas come in the morning, so get out of bed and meditate on it! Wayne Dyer was also a great advocate of this belief too.
As I’m laid here in my bath this morning, I’m pondering my little business. I recently received my tax return back from my accountant, and aside from the government grants, the net profit from my business last year was dyer. So poor in fact, that the quote for my next year’s tax return was 10% of my earnings, and my tax bill was almost double my earnings (due to the government grants being taxed) Now you can understand that the pandemic may have had a huge impact on that, but in actuality my previous two years in business were just as shocking. I left a well paid profession where I was working as a HR Manager to do this. So you may be wondering why I continue to bust a gut with my little business to earn less than half that of the minimum wage per annum.
For me, this has never been a question in my mind. I would choose happiness over money any day of the week. And of course, I’m very blessed to have such a supportive husband by my side, whose earnings allow me to have my freedom. But here’s the thing, he is unhappy too. After taking a year off for adoption leave, going back to work has been really hard for him. He misses being with our girls all day long, he feels trapped in a job where he is forced to miss his children grow up, and he does all this to support my dream. We often ponder why it is that we live in this society where there’s so much emphasis on having a career, working your arse off and being under appreciated, to miss your kids growing up, to make your relationships suffer, all to have nice things and aim for a happy retirement. Happiness doesn’t come when you retire, happiness is now. I can honestly say that I am the happiest I’ve ever been in my life. And that doesn’t mean I don’t experience darkness or hard times, it just means that I know within me that regardless of all that, I’m happy. My Dad worked 90 hour weeks and never made it to retirement. So when people ask why I do what I do for such little money, I don’t feel the need to doubt myself. Because I am happy, happier than I’ve ever been. And now it’s my husband’s turn to live his best life too.
This is why we have started our DoTerra business. And not only that, we will shortly be launching our new brand, LV Wellness. Where we won’t just be focusing on the oils, but many different methods of wellness that have helped us over the years. After all, Yoga isn’t my passion. That’s right folks, you heard it right here. I LOVE Yoga. But wellbeing is my passion. Which is why I love yoga. Which is why I love essential oils. Which is why I love so many other things that fall under the umbrella of wellbeing. So watch this space folks, because LV Wellness is coming soon!!