This is me [the full story]

June 12, 2020

I needed a new bio. I was aware of that fact for months.

I simply didn’t know what to write. I knew all the different bios I had used over the years were parts of my story—like chapters of a book.

But what evaded me was the big picture. I knew there was a logical way everything I had ever experienced tied together, I was simply unable to see what was right before my eyes.

So I decided to get support. I purchased Caroline Mays’ “Bio Like Beyoncé”.

Using her step-by-step process I dove into my own story. I loved the way she had set it up—forcing you to get real and face your life while keeping it very tangible and practical.

I bawled my eyes out as I uncovered some of the truths of my own journey, and as usually happens with me—the words poured out of me afterwards.

Once I had the broad strokes I enlisted Caroline’s help to fine-tune the narrative. And I’m so glad I did!

She saw what I had been unable to see.

Caroline spotted the connection between SWEET POWER™ and everything that had come before that.

Finally I had an overarching theme!

I’m thrilled with the end result and I can’t wait to share it with you.

Tadaaaa!

IRIS VAN OOYEN
Author, healer & transformational mentor

I’m the girl who did everything the way it was expected.

The corporate job. The brand-new house. The handsome husband.

I was the ‘good’ girl. And once I’d achieved everything I thought I’d ever wanted…I was the miserable girl too.

Burnt out at the age of 24.

A perfectionist who took on too much responsibility because I cared so much — about my demanding job, my family and how other people felt in general.

I wanted everything to work out for everyone. In fact I was so busy taking care of everybody else, I forgot to take care of myself. Instead of sitting down to relax I cleaned the house, visited my recently widowed mother-in-law and tried to be the perfect girlfriend.

I had to take naps in the afternoon to be able to stay awake for dinner. I finally ended up at a naturopath who told me “You have energy for four hours per day and you do the rest on willpower.”—

Part of me was proud for sticking it out on pure will, until he finished his sentence.

—“and it is damaging your organs.”

After that I changed my life. I started a strict diet to rebalance my body, learned to relax and went to international retreats & conferences.

I started exploring what I truly wanted rather than what was expected from me.

I learned to read my inner compass and sense my intuition, often getting chills in confirmation. And I realized I had access to a far more valuable tool than my mind alone.

I discovered the value of being true to myself—even when it was hard.

I said no to 50% of my business to free up time to develop my intuitive skills, shut down my marriage and rejected a million dollar offer.

In truth it was never the easier path.

I cried a lot, said no a lot, and learned to breathe through disappointing other people, and embrace who I am.

Good girls burn out. Powerful ones let go.

It took me a long time and painful lessons before I was ready to surrender. Our desire to control our life often hampers us much more than it’s helpful.

That’s why I’ve created SURRENDER WEEK.

A complimentary 5-step program that helps you surrender to the path of your life in five unique steps.

Get your FREE seat here now

For five days I will email you a powerful step to support you in letting go of the (too) tight control and join the Universe in cocreating the life of your dreams.

We start Monday November 8th.

I hope you’ll join me! 🙂

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