Leslynotes has been online since 1998 almost 20 years! WOW! That is sooooo hard to believe! Incredible!
I’ve wanted to do so much with it but I just didn’t know how.. When I turned it into a blog about 4 years ago it was great because now visitors could leave comments, “like”, and share my content. But, I wasn’t writing enough or paying enough attention to the website.
I wanted to know how I could generate more traffic.
So about a year ago or more, I got side tracked and started learning about network marketing and promoting a business online. I wanted to learn how they did it, and how I could apply it to childbirth education – to my blog. Maybe teach others how to do it …
The other thing that happened was – and sorry to admit, was I burned out from teaching childbirth classes, I wanted to learn something new. I asked myself “is this all there is for me”?
And here’s what the real problem was .. I didn’t believe what I had to share with moms was valuable….
Does this ring a bell?
So I continued teaching. And even in my moments of feeling like giving up and abandoning the website completely, magic would happen.
I would get a new subscriber, or better yet – just recently a Nurse named Paul found me on the internet, bought one of my ebooks, and did a whole poster board at the place where he works on “pain management in labor” using the information and pictures from my ebook. Thank you Paul ….
That’s magic. It’s magical because you never know who the people are that you’ve helped in some small way. When this happens I just say “keep going, I’m on the right track…”
But something else came from this experience too … for as much as I wanted to give up, I see over and over in my childbirth and meditation classes, how little women believe in themselves to birth their babies.
I couldn’t abandon moms who felt this way….
Knowing what I know, experiencing what I know, and how important – perhaps vital, it is to show a woman the amazing innate abilities she has to birth her baby, she first must believe in herself. Not many are doing this.
So when I acknowledge this in myself.. I just can’t leave.
So out of this came the “Birth Bold: Power Attitudes for Childbirth and Everything Else Going On In Your Life”, and a new workshop “The Virtual Birth Coach : Labor Contraction Workshop” will be happen very soon. I am making the videos now.
Sometimes you have to walk away so you can come back ….. even stronger and more determined..
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