Episode 68: Lauren Campbell of The Witch's Fix
Today I'm speaking with Lauren Campbell owner of The Witch’s Fix in Ontario Canada. The day before we recorded, I'd been working with a coaching client, one-on-one. We were chatting about goals and dreams and she shared with me that she'd always wanted to tap into a lifestyle lived by Meg Ryan's book store owning character in You've Got Mail. And then, while recording with Lauren, it came out that she too had always fantasized about life like the one in YGM.
Now while I find many elements of You've Got Mail extremely problematic (sorry don't hate me!), I think what resonates so hard about the YGM lifestyle is that it's a fairly accurate depiction of a woman who's creating her very own life through her business. She's not making millions, she's not traveling the world with all her free time and she's taking scary risks all the damn time. But she's also created a community that values her, a shop that contributes to its neighborhood and presumably enough money to live in a dope (albeit dated) apartment in NYC. Plus she has a pretty dreamy commute.
Isn't this what we are all trying to create? Something that gives us security and freedom to live our life on our own terms? I've said it a million times now, my business isn't successful because we're franchising all over the countries and taking baths in money, we're successful because our business serves our lifestyle as new moms, as people with other projects and as leaders wanting to grow our shop in innovative ways. Often we focus so much on the financial aspects and forget that our lives are enriched by things other than money. So when you're at a low point or frustrated by your business, stop and think of the ways that it IS serving you. It's can be an amazing perspective to gain.So back to Lauren! The Witch's Fix came about by one of the best examples of manifestation I've ever heard. It was definitely a plan sent directly from somewhere else. Through self-doubt, logistical setbacks and money woes, Lauren stayed tuned into the greater plan for her space.Lauren and I talk about finding our respective "boss" voices, which is something I've been struggling with lately (ahem, always) and why we need to set clear, strong boundaries and expectations at the very beginning of any working relationship. We talk about figuring out how YOU work best and then sticking to your style despite everyone else's. And my favorite takeaway, why we need to sit in our spaces and as they just wash over us, to practice gratitude for all the things these little shops and spaces give to our lives. Thanks for listening.