How the 2020 pandemic changed my entire trajectory - and why I’m happier than ever
Our journey, from the rental trap + personal debt, to freedom + fulfilment
How I've started scaling a team in this business + why I find it so rewarding
Why it's crucial to understand your true purpose + how I've reconnected with mine
An introduction to The Creative Business Clinic, a Q&A segment coming at the end of each episode
In the year where everything changed, our life was tipped on its head entirely. Furlough, redundancy, a new business and the start of our most exciting adventure ever on the road. Join me in this first episode to discover what happened.
During episode one, I explain the origins of Ebb, Flow & Grow, and where this beautiful business began. We were flung into a state of panic during March 2020, after my husband and I were both furloughed from our jobs during the pandemic.
In a classic case of fight or flight, we had two options. We could continue along the some road, and potentially seek out other 9 - 5 jobs, despite realising that actually, working for someone else wasn't as secure as we first thought.
Or, we could throw ourselves in headfirst to launch a brand new venture, potentially taking a huge risk whilst the global economy shut down around us.
Having played it safe throughout our entire adult lives, we weren't deterred and not only did we pivot our entire careers and focus, but we also embarked on a brand new personal adventure too. In this episode, you'll discover how our van life adventures came to be after a crazy suggestion from my husband one summer evening.
I'm also going to share our key achievements, how we managed to pay back over £15,000 of personal debt and a huge loan for the campervan, along with how we deposited money into our savings account for the first time ever. I'll talk through where our business is right now, and the clients we've been able to work with during the last three years.
I really hope you've enjoyed this episode!
Here's a selection of useful links and any resources mentioned in the podcast:
Our main website - to discover our latest offerings + support options: www.ebbflowandgrow.com
Our socials - to connect with Laura + to submit your CBC questions: www.instagram.com/ebbflowandgrow
To ensure A Cup of Something Lovely is as accessible as possible, we're also pleased to provide the full episode transcript. This provides you with a full written version of this episode. You can access it by hitting this button.
"And whilst I know that the pandemic years were incredibly difficult for so many people, the blessing in disguise for us was that they forced us to stop and pause. To actually consider our future trajectory, and for us to realise that our destiny and path was NOT predetermined. That we had the power to change things, if only we could find the bravery to do it."
I'm Laura - and it's lovely to meet you.
I'm a Creative Business Coach - I've been building my business since the end of 2019 and this year, we've successfully and soulfully scaled to six figures.
Now, my journey hasn't been linear. A toxic experience in corporate, redundancy during the COVID pandemic and 1.5 years running my business as a digital nomad on the road.
I'm here to support you transform your life and business - from corporate and conventional, to connected and creative - just like I did.
A Cup of Something Lovely brings together my adventures and experiences - and every episode is designed to inspire and encourage.
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