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  • #50657

    Fiona McAllister
    Adventurer
    @fiona

    All right everyone back pack on, hiking shoes are tied, and water bottle full! I’m a-leaving base camp.

    This week I want to meet my buddy @mars (officially) and get hiking together. While I love the great outdoors by myself it is also fun and good to go with another!

    I’ve committed to working 6 hours a week mon, tue, thurs mornings for 2 hours.

    I’m not really certain yet what I need or where I’m going so I’m going to just focus on doing the first several checkpoints over the next few days so I can get that clarity for this week.

    All have a great week and I hope to see you up in Mapora meadows next Monday! (or who knows?)

    Fiona’s moving!

    #50659

    Fiona McAllister
    Adventurer
    @fiona

    Letting go! (For the journal)

    Oh I almost forgot to say what I’m letting go of.

    I’m letting go of my fear of success.  I’m no stranger to failure.  I’ve crashed and burned so many times in my life I know exactly how to do that.  Turns out I was afraid of actually succeeding.  And I want to make an impact and help my audience and women around the world accept their bodies and learn to use fashion to their greatest good.

    So with great courage I am moving forward to success.

    And what I am accepting is my light.  I’m very intimately connected with my darkness.  We are old travel companions these last 25 years.  But I’ve just really began to get re-acquainted with my light.  And the light is what will allow me to create and shine.

    #50675

    Sara McCann
    Adventurer
    @saramccann

    So pleased you have yourself a buddy Fiona. They’re certainly an invaluable asset!

    I completely get your fear of success. Sounds like such a daft thing to ‘suffer’ from but I suspect I and many others share this fear with you…deep down inside.

    Keep going and imagining that success every day. The more you visualise it the less you will fear it.

    #50839

    Mars
    Adventurer
    @Mars

    Hey @fiona Hopefully we have time to connect today. I’m away from early tomorrow.

    #52894

    Fiona McAllister
    Adventurer
    @fiona

    @saramccann it is a very real fear.  And the more I focus on how I’ll be of service, the less I worry about what others will think of me.  Thank you for your thoughts.

    #52898

    Fiona McAllister
    Adventurer
    @fiona

    The Big Why

    My big why is motivational and monetary.

    My motivational why is based on my work with my clients over the last 5 years.  I hear so many women come to me for fashion help and one of the first things they do is launch into which part of their body they hate and why.  Now as far as I can tell for most of my clients there is nothing functionally wrong with this part of their body.  It is simply that in their mind they have decided that their body “isn’t how it should be.” The trouble with this thinking is that there are certain things you can do to change your body such as losing weight, or gaining weight, plastic surgery etc, but these physical changes only change your body. Not your view of your body.

    SO the goal I have is to teach women to change their views and feelings of their bodies and themselves.  And I will use clothing as a medium to do this.  The ecourse is all about learning to accept the body we’ve been given and the wonderful miracle that it is.  And then using clothing as a way to adorn our body with love and kindness.

    My monetary why is two fold.  I desire financial freedom for my little family.  Second I want to disrupt the fashion industry and design clothes that are based on real women and their bodies and their needs, not what 20 people at the top of the industry decide everyone (at least in the western world) should be wearing for the next 6 months.

    So there you have it.  Thrice my why’s. (I love that word. Thrice. Hehehe.)

    #52902

    Fiona McAllister
    Adventurer
    @fiona

    The dreams.

    For now I am getting reconnected with my love of dance and art.  I am dancing usually one night a week. But I took a few weeks off to go to a baby shower and go hiking.

    I want to be healthy and so I am exercising 6 days a week even if it is only for 15 minutes.

    #53217

    Fiona McAllister
    Adventurer
    @fiona

    The transformations

    The big transformations:

    To help women see their bodies with eyes of beauty, gratitude and acceptance.

    To help them learn to adorn their bodies with love and appreciation.

    Some smaller ones along the way

    teach them that we indeed to have an emotional relationship with our bodies and our clothing

    realize they have beliefs about their bodies, the fashion industry, people who are stylish or beautiful etc.  Help them examine these beliefs and know which ones are helpful and which are not and keep the helpful ones

    teach them tools of self compassion and acceptance and help them realize that self compassion and acceptance are how to change, not self loathing and hate

    help them understand we have more than one viewpoint operating in our minds and become aware of which viewpoint we are thinking from at a given time.

     

     

    #53248

    Fiona McAllister
    Adventurer
    @fiona

    The e-course type  @bradleytmorris is a youtube channel a good way to do the “walk in the park?”

    Okay.  Listening.  I know that I will create a great e-course adventure one day for women who want the full transformation of moving from self-loathing and hating their wardrobe to self acceptance and loving their wardrobe.  But for once I am going to listen to my guides.  I want big results for my people and to truly change lives.  But I need to remember that it has taken me 10 years of bumbling around in the dark reading every book I could get my hands on about self esteem and fashion, body types, 5 years of consulting over 50 other women to learn the process (or at least one process) of how to achieve this.  And it took me 5 years of serious hard work to let go of all my old beliefs about myself and what beauty is and to achieve a pretty healthy self acceptance and love of my wardrobe.  Many of my in-person fashion clients see me on an on going basis and when they are ready, we move to the next phase.

    SO I will take the day trek route and walk in the park route.  I believe my walk in the park is already in progress with my youtube channel and the videos I create there.  I may decide to do a webinar style first and then the daytrek.

    I believe I am ready for a day trek and have had an idea floating around in my head for about a year now about this one.  It will be a wonderful way to begin sales and start earning money with a simple skill that women can start building practice with about self acceptance and learning to like their wardrobe.

    #53789

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Wow, you are making serious progress Fiona. Way to go.

    I think a webinar style is a great way for you to start sharing about your topic, and getting grounded in this teaching role. My motto is, do whatever’s the most fun!

    re: Youtube would be better served for having your own show, rather than a “course.” 

    But definitely start doing Youtube videos. LOTS!

    #55336

    Fiona McAllister
    Adventurer
    @fiona

    Thanks for the tips @bradleytmorris

    Taking Inventory

    This was an amazing excercise actually.  As part of a online business course I participated in a couple of years ago we we instructed to ask some friends and family what they thought were 3 positive words to describe us.  I had forgotten about this until I did this exercise question what am I skilled at.

    And I had tears come to my eyes as I listed a few things myself, but then all the wonderful words I re-read from others.

    Creative, Artistic, Amazing Style, Great Fashion Sense, Wisdom, determination, perseverance, honest, self aware, committed to self improvement, patient, intuitive, empathetic, kind, integrity, courageious, brave, poise, loyal, generous, vision, intelligent, knowledgeable, beautiful, ambition, reliable, resilient, passionate, willing, compassionate, tenacious, love and genuine desire to help clients, articulate, strong, strong willed, motivated, hard working, outgoing, confident, good person, treat others well, kindness, generosity, driven, service

    I was reminded of all the amazing talents I have but often forget and that is certainly in my backpack.

    I listed detailed,  skilled fashion stylist, painter, good understanding of grief, emotions and forgiveness, decent organizer.

    I highly recommend doing this exercise if you have a chance.  It is a real eye opener at what you already have within you and a reminder of all those who helped you along the way.

    #55394

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Sounds like you have pretty full backpack to get you to the top of Launch Summit @fiona. 

    So happy the exercise opened your eyes so much. It’s a good one indeed!

     

    #55414

    Mars
    Adventurer
    @Mars

    I love your backpack @fiona I’m looking forward to chatting tomorrow.

    #55452

    Fiona McAllister
    Adventurer
    @fiona

    Me too! I hope you had a lovely holiday @mars!

    #55469

    Laurie Heer
    Adventurer
    @laurieheer

    Hi @fiona

    I’m so excited about your course! I’m a sewer and have spent a bit of time exploring my own relationship with my clothing this year. Just love what you are working on!

    Laurie

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