I spent this past weekend at Chris Guillibeau’s World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon, and to say it changed my life is putting it mildly. I came into the weekend wanting to network, meet customers, and learn from some of my favorite entrepreneurs. Instead, doors flew off their hinges in just about every possible direction.
The Start of New Beginnings
I realized that I want big things. I want to write a book, I want to speak at conferences, I want to be featured on Oprah and write a foreword for one of my favorite author’s books. I want to host retreats and mentor an apprentice. I want to start a movement.
I want to stop pretending I love concerts and reading nonfiction and admit that I adore One Direction and paranormal romance trilogies. I want to wear all natural makeup yet still have my hair professionally colored. I want to drink wine without swirling or sniffing it and I want permission to view motherhood as simultaneously sacred and scary. I want to teach women to connect with their natural cycles while not stresssing that mine aren’t yet synched with the moon and I want to tell people I’m an expert without fear or self-doubt.
More than anything, I want to see my husband every day, to make new friends and experience true community, and to be open to the possibility of children. I want to stop forcing myself into this tiny little box of how I should be embrace that I don’t fit into a single category.
So yes, this weekend my world cracked open and possibility poured right out. I realized that fertility isn’t just about making babies, but about creating rich, fertile soil in which anything can take root. Whether it is a baby, a business idea, a new move or a new job, that beautiful, healthy soil has to come first and that’s exactly what I plan on creating.
The End Of Happy Yogis
So here we are on the precipice of change. Yet to clear the room for growth and possibility, I realize the need for death of the things that no longer serve me, namely: Happy Yogis.
I knew I was going to have to change the name of my business at some point. Happy Yogis was the name of my yoga blog and when I launched my health coaching business I just kept it around. It was easier, tidier, and already had a pretty decent following. Then my health coaching business morphed into my natural fertility business and the name stopped making sense. The next thing you know, I’m handing out my business cards at the World Domination Summit and folks are getting all kinds of confused. So wait, you do yoga? Or fertility? It’s horrible branding to say the least and one I can’t afford to ignore any longer.
If I intend to reach any of the goals I outlined above, I need to clear out the old to make space for the new.
So I begin the rather daunting task of moving my entire site over to ElleGriffin.com. I have absolutely no idea how to pull it all off and am completely terrified that I’ll mess up my SEO, create broken links all over the internet, or jilt my beautiful community in the process. But it’s time, and I’m ready for the change.
New Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook Accounts
Thankfully, some things were easier to change than others. You may have noticed I changed my Twitter and Instagram names this weekend to CycleSavvy. This shouldn’t affect any of my current followers, but Facebook is a different story. I was unable to convert my old page to the new so I had to create a brand spanking new page. That means I’m starting back at ground zero, with (you guessed it) zero followers. This scares me to say the least and I really hope it’s easy for you all to make the transition and like my new page (the old one will be defunct pretty soon.)
Help Me Design My New Site!
Finally, if you know anything about web design or domain name changes, email me! I’d love to trade services with women who are web designers or WordPress aficionados and are in need of hormonal healing.
Thanks for your patience during this crazy transition. It’s about to get really exciting around here!