Let’s get real for a second.
Hey! I'm Stacey. I'm a designer, educator and elevator of women in business. Wanna know more? Keep on reading....
I know what it’s like to be working your butt off on the wrong thing.
You’re probably like me; your a hard-worker, your dad taught you to be ambitious and as a result you’re really good at pretty much anything you apply yourself too - you’re an overachiever.
The problem with that is, we end up staying in the wrong career for way too long because we’re good at it and it pays OK money. But also, because we’re multi-passionate and do change our minds quite a bit, which has gotten us a bit of a bad rep.
Well, that’s how it’s been for me anyway.
At 21 I landed a job in a customer service call centre after I quit University. Turns out I was pretty good at it because I’m a people person with epic problem solving skills. 3 months into that job, I was promoted and that began my career as a manager. At first, I loved it. I loved developing my team, I loved improving our systems and processes. I loved the feeling of having some form of power and being able to use it to improve the company. But I was really good at it and it was no longer challenging. The people I managed didn’t really want to be there, it wasn’t their dream career, and so the management side of it became soul sucking. I didn’t like who I was becoming; stressed out, short-tempered and a bit of a bitch.
At age 25, I quit to go travelling with my then boyfriend; that decision became the start of me re-aligning my life.
I know it’s cheesy, but I really did discover who I am whilst travelling. I’ve got like 20% hippy in me and a huge soft spot for all things spiritual. The ocean can instantly heal my soul and I have an uncanny knack for hearding goats. All things I discovered whilst travelling through Australia. But ultimately, something had cracked open within me. I felt a connection to that side of the world and knew I wanted to live there, but I also knew I couldn’t return to my previous career.
I returned to the UK with a mission; to study graphic design, a creative, fun, career that would allow me to work from anywhere in the world.
I ended up staying in England for 3 years, before I finally forced myself to stop ignoring my inner compass and booked a flight to New Zealand. I launched my design business, Botanic Creative Services and yo-yo’d in and out of success and procrastination for 2 years. I massively struggled with imposter syndrome as a result of being a new designer and I self-sabotaged a lot. Just as I was becoming successful, I would become overwhelmed and shut down. I knew I couldn’t carry on like that, I knew I was destined for big things and I needed to fix whatever was wrong inside of me to start making waves in my business. I worked my butt off, did the mindset work and suddenly my business blew up and I became fully booked.
But as I became fully booked, I also became incredibly anxious and unhappy. I wasn’t having fun. It took me two months before I was able to face the truth; this wasn’t my dream business. I loved my clients, but I was envious of them because I wanted to be them. I wanted to work 1:1 with women, helping them achieve their dreams. I realised that the tasks I enjoyed the most in my business were the 1:1 strategy sessions. I LOVED doing them, I loved seeing the breakthroughs my clients would have and I loved seeing them progress in their business as a result of our sessions.
I finally had the courage to announce that I was changing directions in my business, and so Stacey Elaine was created.
I’ve overcome so much in my life; depression, anxiety, overwhelm, fear, limiting beliefs, misalignment and now I want to help other female entrepreneurs do the same. I know what it feels like to be completely stuck. I know what it feels like to be trapped in hustle mode. I know what it feels like to be completely broke because of some huge money mindset issues.
Babe, if any of my story has resonated with you and you want some help climbing out of that hole, it’s time to reach out to me.