Here's how my business journey began...
A long long time ago... just kidding!
Lumiera Solutions started as a way for me to start planning for "What Next" while recovering from a car accident, which morphed into a dream that I didn’t know I had. I have always loved the idea of helping people, spent most of my adult life as an administrative assistant, and am great at solving problems (thank you ADHD), so why not put these pieces together and start my own online business doing all of this, right?
To back up... before my car accident, I spent 15 years, working at Stratford General Hospital. Like most ADHD employees, I bounced around a lot. I worked in the Diabetes Outpatient Program, Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Unit, Medical Floor, Imaging Department and Post-Surgical Unit to name a few. While off on my medical leave (during my car accident recovery), my Occupational Therapist, Sheri, give me some homework that will have forever changed my life!
She asked me to look at my life and figure out what I actually wanted. To figure out what lights my soul on fire, and after hours of contemplation, I realized it wasn't what I was doing. Whew! Admitting that out loud was like 1,000lbs had been lifted off my chest.
How often are we given the chance to sort life out (interruption-free), so we can figure out our dreams?
During my recovery, which took about 3.5 years, I became really intrigued by our mindset and started on a journey towards personal development. It became a lifeline for me in a time when I couldn't see the end of my recovery and getting back to me. I was forever changed and knew that I wasn’t willing to go back to the job I hated, and the way my life was before the accident.
When the time came to start thinking about returning to work, I wanted to choose a more meaningful life… for me and my family. One that I would find purpose and inspiration from, and that would light my freakin' soul on fire every day!
So, I started helping clients online as a Virtual Assistant and quickly realized that after putting all of my time and effort for a year into this new project... that I hated doing it! But, the silver lining was my want/need to learn ALL-THE-THINGS helped me gain the knowledge to become a Systems Strategist. If you want to know which system or tool might be the right fit for your business, chances are I either worked in it or learned about it! I absolutely love helping my clients figure out how to better manage their businesses, especially with ADHD. Having ADHD makes building your business a little harder, but so much more rewarding when you actually get to live out your dreams and on your own freakin' terms!
The relief I see in my clients when things aren't so overwhelming anymore and that they are able to enjoy their businesses again... that's what fires me up!
The best part is that I get to do this while making my own hours, being able to take my kids to hockey tournaments, and doctor's appointments and to be able to have coffee with a friend during the day (after Covid of course)... All of these freedoms help me fall in love with my job over and over again!!
So, let me be the reason that you can stop and smell the roses in your business, spend an extra 20 guilt-free minutes snuggling your kidlet's goodnight, or set a no-work rule for the weekend so you can enjoy the life you have busted your ass to have. Let me be the calm balm for your busy brain and someone who will never give you shit because you are wired differently. Together we can take your business to the next level... Are you ready?