First and last draft comes from being in a state of flow and writing from my heart. Just as life is not a practice run. This is my life and I am taking on documenting my life, just as it is.
I’ve been on a learning journey, awakening my love for writing, connecting with my ancestors.
I am motivated to connect with others because I’m inspired by who they are and what they’re capable of.
Hi my name is Angela and I’m sharing from my heart, honouring my heritage and my ancestors and navigating the world through self discovery.
Imagine you’re excited to wake up, you’ve boundless energy for inspired creativity and innovation. You’ve unchained your own internal barriers. You’ve given yourself permission to show up and shine.
All good stories need a beginning, middle and end. I invite you to seriously look at your life and ponder the questions I raise throughout this story which is just a little part of my life. I want you to think about what it is you want for your life as you continue to read on.
I don't profess to be all-knowing. In fact, quite the opposite. I have a thirst for knowledge and I have made it my life's purpose to live my life as close as I can to honouring my ancestors. I first learnt how to value my inner compass around integrity through honouring my word. I realised the power of my words to create and recreate the messages I was receiving and continue to receive. I believe we all have this innate inner intuition. I will share how its not unique to me. Anyone can duplicate the methods I have used through out my lifetime.
I have been a scholar of learning through a lens of philosophy. Meaning I have been committed to learning the art of learning and keeping my heart and mind open. I believe you never stop learning. If you stop learning, you stop growing. I believe everything that has happened in my life, has happened for a reason. Today, I see how each moment is a treasure in the unfolding of my own story. I believe that no matter who you are or where you come from you too have a story to tell. It could be that you have forgotten or been led astray from what is most important to you.
In telling my story I hope you will begin to recognise what is most important to you and what you are most passionate about. For me, it started with writing. For you, it could be anything. It is never too late. Your life is for living. Your moment is right now.
In late 2018, my mum found a digital marketing learning platform and shared it with me to help grow our family food business. In February 2020, she invited me to attend a digital marketing event hosted by the founders.
My mum got up to share about the reality of her situation. My mum and my dad run a restaurant. They work 6 days a week in physically demanding roles. She's 65 and he's 79.
I could see her physical tiredness just added to her mental tiredness.
I had both gratitude and empathy for her life and her experience. I saw who she was for us for the first time and what she really wants for us and our lives.
Just as my grandparents did for us - she wanted a better life for us. I saw her courage to find opportunities outside the ordinary all of these years!
She would miss out on spending time with my kids, her grandkids. The only way we get to see her is if we book a table, when its not so busy over the weekend. This certainly isn't the way we envisaged our lives to be. Missing out on memories and moments.
In that moment, I told myself I would help my mum and dad and complete the modules within the learning platform, committing myself to discovery. Initially, we improved the digital footprint of the restaurant and now we are beginning the discovery of how they can transition to other online pathways of creating income that will open up their possibilities for time freedom and location freedom.
What if there was a way to find freedom from a life that might not be the way you really wanted it to be?
If you're anything like me, you keep hearing yourself, your own internal dialogue, especially when you're faced with the reality of what is most important to you in your life:
Who am I and what is my life for? Is this all there is to life? What is my purpose in life? What am I really called to do? Why is this happening to me? Why does this always happen to me? What do I deserve?
Then you are in the right place and its time to listen in and hear more about what is next for you. The questions you have been hearing are the clues and crumbs to you wanting to do something different and take yourself on.
Feel free to join my free Facebook group, 'Become the author of your life', where I share valued-driven content in and around the aha openings, epiphanies and insights of my own personal and business transformation journey. Its not a place for writers, even though I called it become the author of your life. Writing is a tool, that gets you connected to the inner most parts of you. Its a place for anyone who wants to find their own way in the world and in their lives.
You can also join the waitlist to receive the same free video series that will teach you "the how" to get started online that helped my mum to see what was possible for her no matter her age, level or perceived lack of qualifications or abilities.
All you need to succeed is your willingness. Apply the steps of the platform and watch the real you unfold. Its the one you stopped saying yes to. Its the one you stopped trusting. Its the one you know is able and capable of anything, anything it sets its mind to. See you on the other side of discovery.
She always had a willingness and motivation to learn and grow...
It is no different to going to school, or getting a job. Learning and development is the fundamental foundation of working in any organisation or business.
You’ll learn how to be your own boss and the community will show you, help you and guide you through the experience just as my mum did, and just as the coaches and community did for us.
It’s possible for anyone to build a business on this platform in the areas of your passion and expertise.
No one misses out because everyone has their own unique message and hence their own audience that will resonate with them. What I love most about this platform is the transparency and access to leadership, there are no secrets and nothing hidden in terms of helping you start, build and scale your business.
The accidental outcome of the learning and development is it spills over in to all areas of your life. It improved my communication, my relatedness and relationships with others and especially my relationship with myself. Giving myself permission to show up and shine.
Feel free to reach out, find out more about our story. We have been on this journey of growth for a long time now. A family of shopkeepers is about collaborating with humanity sharing where we’ve been, where we are now and where we want to be supporting each other to get there.
"My ancestors - my grandparents - my family are my why in life.
They paved a huge pathway of opportunity for us all.
Their sacrifices and struggles, now our possibilities and privilege.
Once I realised this, I have never forgotten, and its been what carries me through the hardest of minutes and moments.
Whatever I do - I do in honour of them. Sometimes they show up in unexpected ways - reminding me of my why."
Keep reading more about my mum, her journey and the platform that has given us the access to uncover who we are for ourselves and opened up our thinking and our ability to positively impact and contribute to the world.