Prior to that time, I like had participated in psychic, metaphysical and holistic events to promote my business. It is what I did and I encourage any aspiring medium or healer to do. Working the fair circuit is the most effective way to establish yourself as a reader or healer as it fosters credibility and facilitates name recognition. If you haven’t read my prior blog, you may now be asking “why did you quit?” I needed to shift my priorities. The fairs are ridden with drama, something I no longer wanted to surround myself with. Additionally, with the birth of my daughter I wanted more time to spend with my family. By not participating in the fairs, my schedule has become more relaxed and structured AND I’ve had time to focus on endeavors such as my book.
Leaving the fairs, in my opinion was the best decision I could have made at the time. Since leaving, I’ve been contacted by many promoters seeing if I would like to participate in their event. Other than a couple charity events, I have declined.
It is because of all those reasons, I find myself filled with trepidation as I feel the tide shifting as I enter into a new phase of business. As I increase my presence as an inspirational speaker and author in addition to a practicing medium, I realized it was time to return to the fair and expo environment I left behind. This past weekend was my first foray back. Fortunately, there are a number of differences this time around.
For one, I’m not trying to break into the holistic field and make a name for myself. I’ve been in the business for ten years. I’m established. This might not matter much to the promoters, the other vendors or the patrons of the event, but it is important to me. Over the past ten years, especially the last three, I’ve proven to myself that I really can have a successful career as a medium. As a result, I’m comfortable and confident in my skin. I’ve got nothing to prove to anyone, let alone myself… which was what I was really doing back in the day.
Due to this comfort and confidence, the competition, cattiness and drama that I have seen accompany the fair circuit is less likely to impact me. For one, I don’t intend on doing the fairs, as many reader do, to make money from readings. Rather, I intend to promote my book One and further my mission of normalizing mediumship. Because I’m not offering readings, I’m not in direct competition with anyone.
More importantly than not being in direct competition with anyone, I have grown to a point I don’t really care what other people think of me. I KNOW there are and will be people who don’t resonate with me or my message. I’m OK with that. I don’t have to win over everyone. The only person I have to win over and that has to be ok with me is ME. I have to live with my truth and my actions. Realizing this, has made such a difference. I just have to be me!! What is easier than that?
Because of these realizations, my entry back into the fairs was more fun than I expected. I look forward to sharing the message of One further.