🐾 From Paws to What’s Been Happening

by Louise Beattie  - March 18, 2024

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🐾 From Paws to What’s Been Happening

by Louise Beattie  - March 18, 2024

Reading Time:  minutes

Welcome to this Forge & Flourish Newsletter for people creating an independent doing the work they love in service of people they care about.

If you would rather not receive these emails or would like to unsubscribe from everything, you’ll find the links to update your preferences in the footer of this email.

I hope that this finds you well.

I was shocked when I checked the date I sent my last newsletter. It is certainly true that the longer you leave something, the harder it is to do it.

So much has happened in that time.

After visiting my family at Christmas, I was in bed ill for two weeks. I was just getting back on track with preparing to launch a new AI service when Duke, our 10-year-old Cocker Spaniel, became ill in early February.

The day before my birthday, we discovered that he had a suspected tumour. His spleen and the tumour were removed, and unfortunately, the biopsy was not the news we wanted – he has an aggressive form of blood cancer.

The past six weeks have revolved around taking care of my clients and Duke—from caring for him to researching the best holistic treatment for him, including his diet.

I have been down many rabbit holes, which has had the benefit of honing my research skills and systems.

Our vets have been fantastic. Duke is doing really well like nothing ever happened, and we are taking it as it comes, making the most of each day.

Now, I finally feel like I can get back to my plan for 2024, even if it is a little delayed 🤣

So what is that plan?

Firstly, I want to share more behind the scenes—what I’m doing and why. This will be mostly in my Facebook Group, a kind of working in public, where I share lessons I’ve learned, tips, and advice on creating an independent income.

I’ve been learning a lot about and experimenting with AI to use it meaningfully. AI has the potential to be a great leveller for solopreneurs and small businesses, going way beyond the generic “me too” content that many people are using it for. There are so many ways to use it.

With that in mind, I am preparing to launch a new DWY service that marries AI with something that I believe is vitally important if you want to be able to create a business that gives you freedom of time, money and purpose. More on that in a future email.

The other thing is that I want to create more. I love writing, and I love learning.

For the past five years, I’ve had a huge resistance to creating, which seems a little crazy, but I now realise it was because I was trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Something I’ve always advised against, yet because I didn’t have clarity about how I wanted my business to be, I was trying to do things that were logical but didn’t feel right. 🤦🏽‍♀️

Moving forward, if you are a creator, a solopreneur, or a small business owner who wants to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle without selling your soul or sacrificing your enjoyment of life, then stick around.

This is going to be a good place to be.

If you are no longer interested and at any time decide not to receive these emails, there is always an unsubscribe link at the bottom.

Still reading?

I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to, too! Feel free to reply to this email with your stories or questions. I read and reply to every email I get.

Thank you for being a part of this journey. Here’s to growing together and creating businesses that support us in living our lives as sovereign individuals.

Now it’s time to play with the dogs; after all, there’s more to life than sitting at a computer…

Until next time,

Louise

Louise Beattie

Forge & Flourish

Three ways I can help you…

Download the Roadmap To An Independent Income Cheatsheet – the 9 steps that I’ve used to create an independent income doing what I love.

Join the community for solopreneurs and small business owners creating an independent income and time freedom.

Browse what’s on offer to help you create an independent income and grow your business, and choose your best fit.

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Welcome to this Forge & Flourish Newsletter for people creating an independent doing the work they love in service of people they care about.

If you would rather not receive these emails or would like to unsubscribe from everything, you’ll find the links to update your preferences in the footer of this email.

I hope that this finds you well.

I was shocked when I checked the date I sent my last newsletter. It is certainly true that the longer you leave something, the harder it is to do it.

So much has happened in that time.

After visiting my family at Christmas, I was in bed ill for two weeks. I was just getting back on track with preparing to launch a new AI service when Duke, our 10-year-old Cocker Spaniel, became ill in early February.

The day before my birthday, we discovered that he had a suspected tumour. His spleen and the tumour were removed, and unfortunately, the biopsy was not the news we wanted – he has an aggressive form of blood cancer.

The past six weeks have revolved around taking care of my clients and Duke—from caring for him to researching the best holistic treatment for him, including his diet.

I have been down many rabbit holes, which has had the benefit of honing my research skills and systems.

Our vets have been fantastic. Duke is doing really well like nothing ever happened, and we are taking it as it comes, making the most of each day.

Now, I finally feel like I can get back to my plan for 2024, even if it is a little delayed 🤣

So what is that plan?

Firstly, I want to share more behind the scenes—what I’m doing and why. This will be mostly in my Facebook Group, a kind of working in public, where I share lessons I’ve learned, tips, and advice on creating an independent income.

I’ve been learning a lot about and experimenting with AI to use it meaningfully. AI has the potential to be a great leveller for solopreneurs and small businesses, going way beyond the generic “me too” content that many people are using it for. There are so many ways to use it.

With that in mind, I am preparing to launch a new DWY service that marries AI with something that I believe is vitally important if you want to be able to create a business that gives you freedom of time, money and purpose. More on that in a future email.

The other thing is that I want to create more. I love writing, and I love learning.

For the past five years, I’ve had a huge resistance to creating, which seems a little crazy, but I now realise it was because I was trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Something I’ve always advised against, yet because I didn’t have clarity about how I wanted my business to be, I was trying to do things that were logical but didn’t feel right. 🤦🏽‍♀️

Moving forward, if you are a creator, a solopreneur, or a small business owner who wants to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle without selling your soul or sacrificing your enjoyment of life, then stick around.

This is going to be a good place to be.

If you are no longer interested and at any time decide not to receive these emails, there is always an unsubscribe link at the bottom.

Still reading?

I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to, too! Feel free to reply to this email with your stories or questions. I read and reply to every email I get.

Thank you for being a part of this journey. Here’s to growing together and creating businesses that support us in living our lives as sovereign individuals.

Now it’s time to play with the dogs; after all, there’s more to life than sitting at a computer…

Until next time,

Louise

Louise Beattie

Forge & Flourish

Three ways I can help you…

Download the Roadmap To An Independent Income Cheatsheet – the 9 steps that I’ve used to create an independent income doing what I love.

Join the community for solopreneurs and small business owners creating an independent income and time freedom.

Browse what’s on offer to help you create an independent income and grow your business, and choose your best fit.

Thanks for reading!

This email was sent with ConvertKit.

I appreciate the opportunity to visit your inbox. However, if my emails are no longer interesting to you, click the unsubscribe link below to be deleted from my email list (including any paid course, product and membership updates). Alternatively, you can update your email preferences.

Receiving multiple emails from me? Reply with the email addresses I’m emailing you at, along with which email address you’d like to keep getting my emails at, and I’ll be happy to merge your records together.

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