Secret Chickies Business shhhhh.
Did you ever have a secret that you’ve been busting to tell the world about, but you knew you had to wait?
That’s been me for the past few months, as Carlos (my laptop) and I have been working away on a new chickie project.
You have NO idea how good it is to be finally able to spill the beans.
I LOVE making new stuff and dreaming up options to add to the ways Smile Chickie can interact with the world.
This morning I was thinking about the journey that I have taken to get to this place...
Have you ever found yourself at a time in your life when you were
Tired of putting yourself last behind everyone else’s needs but your own.
Swept along, going through the motions.
Feeling overwhelmed and frustrated, as if you’re spreading yourself so thinly, that you’re doing a half-arsed job of everything, and pleasing no one.
Perhaps putting up with toxic relationships or situations?
Feeling powerless, disconnected, stale, unappreciated.
Have you ever gotten to a point where you were terrified that this was all there was. That if something didn’t give, you’d be smiling on the outside, but not on the inside for the rest of your days?
I now know for sure, that I wasn’t alone when I knew in my heart and my gut that
I wanted more… I deserved more dammit!
Craving to live, love, smile, and laugh again.
I wanted to keep moving forward in the direction of the stuff that truly lit me up.
I was tired of just talking about it… it was time to shut up and actually start doing it.
I was aching to surround myself with kind, encouraging, likeminded souls who felt the same way.
I wanted more than anything to show my daughters that they didn’t have to settle for second best, that living life on their terms was more than possible.
That’s why around 6 years ago, I changed a lot of things in my life.
Including walking away from a family business that I had devoted almost 10 years of my blood, sweat and tears, time, heart and soul co-creating, building and working in. Armed with nothing but my dignity and a suitcase of invaluable business and life lessons,
I took a deep breath and started Smile Chickie.
“Smile Chickie is an online community for real chicks. We are bullshit free and are uniting to ditch the toxic and together find ways to LIVE, LEARN & SMILE more.”
That’s my orginal facebook bio and I STILL love it.
Over the years, this online tribe of gorgeous souls keeps on steadily growing – it makes me so happy.
There are so many ways that you can be part of our community…
Pintrest (cough… well that’s a work in progress)
Check out my FREE 5 Days 5 Ways to get more out of life email challenge.
This blog, which is full of vulnerability, swear words and tales from the school of life.
You can even own and honour your own magic (or those of someone that you love) with a Secret Superhero Ring.
What ever you choose, Smile Chickie is all about spreading the message far and wide that
You don’t have to put up with crap!
It’s ok to choose a different way, a way that’s right for you.
That your opinion matters, and you need to start trusting that.
You are enough.
That just being YOU is more enough.
That perfect is boring and im-bloody-possible.
That if you’re prepared to put in the hard work, to learn, and grow (and laugh) you can achieve and live your dreams.
That we are all magnificent works in progress.
That when we support and celebrate ourselves, and each other that we can make magic.
And treating people with kindness, and ourselves with the same kindness, has a ripple effect which is contagious, it spreads out into the rest of the world and inspires others to do the same, to believe the same for themselves… and so it goes….
I adore the souls and the magic that this beautiful tribe of women have brought to my life and created along the way.
It inspires and motivates me every day to keep going.
And keep going we will.
Anyway, back to Secret Chickies Business.
Over the past few months, I’ve been building an extra little something to add to the mix, that you might be interested in being a part of.
It’s kind of like a secret chickie cubby house.
A more personal, and private space than the public Smile Chickie Facebook page, where everyday secret superheroes are getting on with life and cheering each other on as they do the same.
You can read more about it here.
It wont be everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s ok.
But if it sounds like your kind of thing, then I would love for you to join us.
All of the usual chickie action will continue to keep on growing and glowing regardless.
Secret Chickies Business is another option for hanging out together.
However Smile Chickie fits into your life.
I am so happy and grateful that you are here.
Keep on shining lovely chickies.
You are inspiring and motivating people that you could never imagine to do the same.
A little chickie note from 2017.
In case you were wondering…Like the artist formerly known as Prince, like that kid you knew in high school who woke up one day and decided to change her name ( or the guy in my home town who changed his name to Elvis and sported some personalised number plates to prove it) since writing this post, I have changed the name of our Secret Chickies Business group to the Unstoppable Chicks. (because that is what we are – said in my very best Bridget Jones voice.) I’m not changing the name on these blog posts because the name Secret Chickies Business is where it all started, and part of our very proud history.