How Optimism Kept Me Going – Suzanne Robichaud, RCH
Wow! It has been a heck of a journey getting to this moment. The moment when I finally get to create, edit and add a Meditation or Hypnotherapy Session to my online store. All on my own, in my own time, as I feel inspired. This has been my goal for years now. I have been working towards making this happen for so long. Over 12 years practicing as a hypnotherapist, creating and building a YouTube Channel knowing that at some point this was the destination. But, it has not been an easy path, actually, it almost seemed like I was being forced to stop… again and again.
When I very first decided it was time to make it happen, I hired a web designer and was ready to go all in. I even recorded an album with some colleagues to be one of the first products. I was so ready and inspired … but just as we were getting started I was diagnosed with kidney cancer. This put a bit of a pause on things as I had to focus on my health and healing. So we wrapped up the website but never completed the actual store. Time went on, I healed and got back into life, seeing clients in my private practice, taking care of my home, helping with my family. Things seemed to be back on track, so I got inspired and motivated again. This time I decided I would go into the studio and have some sessions professionally recorded. I would hire a new web designer with more experience with e-commerce and even pay to have SEO work done for my website. I was all in, in fact, this was my gift to myself for turning 50… I was so ready to finally make this happen.
But, sure enough, just as we got started I got sick. I got an infection and antibiotics did not work. Again I was in the hospital instead of making my dream a reality. Not only did I become very ill, everything seemed to be going wrong. I honestly had moments where I felt like I was going to give up, it really felt like the universe was trying to tell me to stop. Even though I know that is not how it works… it sure felt like it. But, I got past that and decided that this time I was not stopping. I was not putting things on hold, this was not going to stop me. There was no way that I was not meant to be doing this. After all, I get messages every day from people writing to tell me how I have changed and even saved their lives… there was no way that this is not what I was meant to be doing!
So I persevered. I kept going. I got better. I got some sessions recorded in the studio. I got my web guy to put them up on my website in my shop…. I was so excited! Finally, it was happening, the next step was for him to show me how to add my own products to my store and I was all set.
It was such an amazing feeling. And, people were actually buying the sessions. I even had a few reviews on google. I could not believe it, all that hard work and things were finally working out.
But wait…. the emails started coming in, people were paying but they were not receiving the actual downloads. Thank goodness I was only making a few sales a day so I could manage this easily. But, trying to get this sorted with my web guy was not so easy. We were now done with payment so he seemed to have lost interest in helping me any longer and I was left with a website I did not know how to use yet and a store that was not working. REALLY!!! How did I get to this place again! My web designer and I decided to part ways, not in a nice way, unfortunately, and I moved on to find yet another web designer.
Feeling completely defeated, I had to keep going, I had invested so much at this point and I was not frigging giving up on my dream. So I found another web designer. They unfortunately, showed me how the previous web designer did not actually do the SEO work I paid for and that parts of the website would never work because he was using a faulty template. I had to start over from scratch! Unbelievable, how could this even be?
But, I just kept going, I definitely had some days where I stayed in my pj’s and ate a lot of chocolate but I got back up and kept going… and here we are today. Right here, right now, in this glorious moment. Where I just added to my efficiently running shop on my beautiful website a Hypnotherapy Session that I wrote, I recorded, I edited, and I added to my shop all on my own, on my own time as I felt inspired! I made It! I did it! Yes! And I am so grateful that I have always been an optimist! Because the letters from people writing me along with being blessed with optimism definitely kept me going.
This feels like the best Hypnotherapy Session I have ever created. So proud and so happy to share it.
Available in my Shop now 🙂
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