Last time I reached out it was just prior to the back to back recent events I was exhibiting at in Southern CA. I had every intention to write a blog between then and now but it’s been a positive whirlwind & there’s been no time! I came back home to the Bay Area for less than 48 hours between 2 big shows to handcraft more products, re-organize, and center myself (although it was the craziest 48 hours ever with hardly any sleep – and every minute was worth it!).
At live events or gatherings as a vendor, I basically stand there behind my meticulously designed booth and listen to people express how in love they are with what I’ve created. I don’t share this to be egotistical and if you keep reading you’ll really understand why this is so meaningful as a product formulator, creator and visionary. Some of these people are over the top & act like they’re having an orgasm right at my table (at least w/ my products!), and others scramble to find the words to declare their adoration.
It’s incredible! It literally is what makes the rest of the year even more tolerable in terms of the endless challenges that are posed to small businesses. At times I step away from the booth to regain composure since the emotions are so strong that I inevitably tear up. I want to share this message with you so that you don’t hold back on YOUR dream. What is YOUR vision? What would fill you up until you started overflowing with joy, fulfillment, and purpose?
Persevere like your life is at stake. That’s how I am successfully building my raw chocolate and herbal skincare business from the ground up.
The immense gratitude continues to the actual meeting of people who have been receiving my weekly newsletter for years, or many who follow my life’s adventures on social media like Instagram & Facebook. At the Raw Living Expo, I had people recognizing me in the restroom & THANKING ME after being positively impacted by some little something I put somewhere online. This means the world to me. ♥
I believe sooo strongly in being open + direct and sharing how you feel about other people in your life. How will anyone ever know how you feel unless you tell them?! They won’t. They may not make assumptions and you have no idea the mental recording that is happening inside their head & whether they need to hear something sweet or are already inflated LOL 😉 I’m reminded of this at live events – and it goes BOTH ways – it is MY customers, clients, and the Edible Goddess fans that keep me inspired!!
The little details behind the scenes also matter. As someone promoting my own product lines, I feel it’s important for you to know that I am the one that comes up with my product ideas and brings them to fruition. I source all my ingredients & know precisely where they come from. As an example, I know the guy who actually moved down to Ecuador to verify the integrity & high quality of his heirloom organic cacao farm (opposed to just trusting other people’s info), and we even share a birthday! 🙂 The recipes and formulations are 100% mine & I know every step of the production process.
My point is this: if you put your heart & soul into something, it WILL come back to you. It may take painstaking months or even years but there is no better feeling than this deep fulfillment of the process of imagining, believing, creating, and implementing. I commend you for showing up for yourself; when we nurture ourselves and find a way to do what we love and are passionate about, you play a key role in making our world a happier & healthier place. In my experience, deep inner reflection and the support of others really accelerates this opportunity.
And so – My next big INSPIRING in-person event is April 20-26 in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. I’m co-hosting an epic adventure that will fuel your body & mind with the grounded nourishment it needs to live your passion. We’ll dance, train our bodies with Pilates & yoga, frolic in the jungle, run wild on the sandy beaches, and tend to what matters most: our emotional & physical state in that moment & designing a future that allows you to live at your highest vibrational expression. If you think I was giddy for the Raw Living Expo & Longevity Now Conference, wait til you see me in Costa Rica! I’ll serve you AND teach you how to make ridiculously delicious nutritious food that reinforces why you’ve made the conscious choice to be an awakened human being that prioritizes health.
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes! Say YES today and book your week retreat with us at The Center for Epic Living HERE. Expect to experience this life-transforming week with 20-25 other soul-uplifting awakened beings!
Peace, love, and stunning sunny beaches with the breeze blowin’ in your hair… 🙂 If you found this article helpful, please share it with others who’d like some healthy living inspiration!