We are very proud to feature our Wonderful Web Radio Rising Star interview. In this segment, we speak with Kirsty Greenshields. Kirsty’s life used to be a never ending story of trying to please everyone, trying to make them think she was superwoman when, in reality, she was just existing.
After being in the army for nine years, she ended up with a diagnosis of depression, which forced her to re-evaluate what she was doing with her life and, as a result she left the military to study natural health and nutrition.
Over the last nine years, she has been on a path to discover the secrets to health and well being and believes that for us, as women, it all starts with learning how to ‘be’ rather than ‘do’. It is about balancing your own personal ‘yin and yang‘ – the male and female parts that exist together, and make up your individual human being.
Transcript of the Interview
Dana: Kirsty welcome to the call.
Kirsty: Thanks for having me Dana. I’m excited to be here.
Dana: Well, it is our pleasure, thank you for taking time to join us today. If you don’t mind, please share with our listeners a little bit more about you and your business.
Kirsty: Yeah, okay. I work with professional women, both business owners and women in a corporate environment and I work to help them overcome their self-imposed barriers to success. So what I do with them is I help them to balance the personal and professional aspects of their lives, so they can rid their body of stress and anxiety and as a result they feel younger, healthier and more energized. And the work that we do together allows them to get the flow back into their professional life which eases the pressure in their personal life, as we all know.
But a bit about me, was I was an army officer for nine years, so I was working in a very male-dominated environment and in 2002 I was diagnosed with depression. I took that as an opportunity to re-evaluate where I was in my life and I didn’t like it, frankly, so I left the military. And I decided to study naturopathy. So I realized a little while ago that the women I was attracting as clients were those who enjoyed what their careers means to them, particularly financial security and independence, but they found themselves at a point where they were starting to ask, what about me? So the work that we do together is aimed at balancing the ying and yang in our own bodies so the male and female aspects of our own bodies. It’s fun and it allows them to really get back their flow.
Dana: Wow. You have left me with the wow! That is an exciting, exciting business and I will tell you personally, when you are trying to develop a business, whether it be online or offline businesses, it’s, I think hard for women, you know, we’re emotional creatures anyway, but we suppress a lot. Men kind of go off and do their thing, but we tend to kind of hold everything on our shoulders and try to do it all and so many women fall into the same pattern that I just heard from you. And just the fact that you are now reaching out and addressing this and helping so many other women and men, I think that’s absolutely fantastic.
Kirsty: Yeah, because we get to the point where we realize that we’re just doing everything for everybody and we become so exhausted because we’re not giving anything back to ourselves, which actually doesn’t allow us to receive all the other great stuff that could come to us. So the work that we do allows women to get back in touch with that female aspect of their body and do more being, rather than doing.
Dana: That is so awesome. And I think we need to do that for ourselves, it’s so important because we won’t be able to enjoy all that we worked so hard for if we are out of balance.
Kirsty: Yeah, definitely.
Dana: Oh Kirsty, what a great, what a great business you have.
Kirsty: I love it.
Dana: Oh, I bet you do, it’s very rewarding. You have been, I’m assuming you’ve been a member of Wonderful Web Women for quite some time now. How long have you been a member?
Kirsty: I’ve been a member for about a year now. I joined up as a free member about 12 months ago. And I became a gold member in early January, around early January because I wanted to become, I wanted to be a contributing author in the law of attraction book.
Dana: Oh fantastic! Congratulations.
Kirsty: Thanks. It was my first venture into becoming an author.
Dana: Well I know Janet really gives a great opportunity for authors to her gold members and it’s really, that’s another great way, because it’s an international best-selling book.
Kirsty: Yes, yeah- great opportunity to get out there and just get known, so it was a great opportunity that Janet offers.
Dana: Well, and then I would also assume Kirsty that you probably have been able to, especially because of your contributing section there in the book, you’ve probably really connected with some of the other gold members that Janet has in the community.
Kirsty: Yeah, and especially Janet just had a workshop in Sydney, which was fantastic and I connected with quite a few of the other gold members there.
Dana: Oh, that is so exciting. Because then you can actually put the face to the name and the voice and it’s really neat because you all have this common denominator and that’s just the desire to be who you are, to come into your own and really make a difference in the lives of other people. So what a great room! I can’t imagine the energy that was in that room.
Kirsty: Oh, it was a fantastic place.
Dana: I heard it was and I would have jumped on a plane and been over there in a heartbeat if I could have. Well good for you. Now, so let’s go back to the membership. Now we obviously know that you’re a gold member, but you obviously started as a free member first. So I’m assuming over the past year you’ve probably been exposed to several of Janet’s training calls. Was there one in particular that really kind of helped you move towards your current business or was there any kind of breakthrough moments that you had on a call?
Kirsty: Yeah, well there are so many great calls that Janet has, and so much useful information comes from those. Bu the one that really stuck with me, Dana, was I listened to Janet’s call earlier this year with Debbie Latrousa and I hadn’t listened to heaps of calls but I really had a strong urge to listen to that one because I’d read the blurb about what they were talking about and I really felt that I wanted to listen to that one and I wanted to listen all the way through. And it was funny because a few days earlier I’d been struggling with where to next in my business and Debbie’s message just really resonated with me because over the last couple of years I’d tried to model the way others did business but I just hadn’t made any traction. So, I loved Debbie’s message because she was all about becoming you in your business and bringing that passion of yourself into your business. So her message just really resonated with me.
Dana: And isn’t that so important because so many times when we see things that are being broadcast or you’re listening to another call and you almost want to kind of fill into someone else’s model and the reason you don’t see that success is because you’re not coming into your own and who you are.
Kirsty: Yeah, that’s right, because I learned just from listening to that call that those other models that I tried to work with actually didn’t fit me because they’re all based on someone else’s ideas and so there wasn’t any passion there from me and I just realized when I wasn’t passionate about what I’m doing that I’m working so much harder and doing that trying to be everything to everybody, because it isn’t coming naturally. And so that’s why I was feeling frustrated and tired and like I didn’t know where to go next.
Dana: Well and that would obviously lead me to the next question, really was what did you learn? So obviously kind of summarizing that, just by coming into your own you’ve started to really, I’m assuming, really start to build that traction for your life and your business now, is that correct?
Kirsty: Yeah, definitely. Just injecting myself into my business and knowing that it’s okay and yes, I know there’s other women, other people out there that do the same thing, do similar things to what I do, but they’re not the same as me, so they don’t bring me into their business. And you know that’s really empowering.
Dana: It’s extremely empowering. And you start feeling like you can do what you have been put on this earth to do and that is extremely empowering.
Dana: Well good for you. Well, you know, we are very proud of you here at Wonderful Web Radio and because you’re one of our rising stars we really want to give you an opportunity to really let the listeners know a little bit more about you and your business and I know I’m just intrigued with it because I know you’re going to bring so much value and just contribute just so much to these women’s lives. But before we do that, I just want to ask you, because you’re a rising star we’d love to recognize you, are there any other tips that you would personally like to share as a result of being a member of Wonderful Web Women?
Kirsty: There’s just one real tip Dana, and that’s if it feels right, do it. I believe that that gut instinct is so powerful but so often we just ignore it out of fear and also because we do suppress our emotions. So we’ve got the fear of failure, fear of success, fear of all those things and you know you’re following your heart and your passion and you don’t think about it too much but you just jump right in and give it a go and so if I could share any tip, it’s just give it a go, if it feels right, just do it.
Dana: Absolutely. Well that’s a very, very good point and thank you so much for sharing that. So now, as I said, I know that there are so many of our listeners here on our call that would like to know more about you and your business, so where would they go find you?
Kirsty: If they want to find out more they can go to www.createpurposeandpassion.com.
Kirsty: And they can also just check out, if they want to just find out a bit more information about me they can go to kirstygreenshields.com.
Dana: Okay, so kirstygreenshields.com and then what was the other one?
Dana: createpurposeandpassion.com. So for everybody you want to make sure you go there and find out more about Kirsty Greenshields and all the wonderful things that she’s doing and hope it gets you in alignment and gets you back in balance. Well Kirsty thank you again for taking your time to join us today. It’s really been a pleasure to be here with you.
Kirsty: Thanks Dana. It’s been my pleasure, too.