This is why I set up my Fauxevermore Academy .
Every week I have messages in my inbox from people asking me how did I do it?
The furlough scheme has shown many people that they do not want to go back to their old job.
I know I did. You can learn how I did it in my Fauxevermore Academy.
I turned my back on a legal career so I could follow my passion for floristry. My maternity leave was coming to an end. It was time for me to go back to the office and my heart sank.
I loved my job as a solicitor. It had been a journey to get there, facing adversity along the way, but the thought of going back made me feel sick. I didn’t want to leave my children in childcare all day. If I was lucky I might get to bath them before bed. Don’t get me wrong, for many families it works well but it’s not what I wanted.
A year earlier I sat at my office one lunch time, and read an article which resonated with me. It was my life in print. Well not quite but the underlying feeling was the same. It was about a lawyer who gave it all up to open a Florist’s shop. ‘I would love to do that!’ I remember the look on my Boss’s face over his screen.
But I wasn’t joking. I used flowers as a stress relief for years, in fact since I was about 14. I used to save my pocket money to buy dried flowers. To unwind I would create bouquets and vases of beautiful stems and gift them to my loved ones.
Only thing was, I had to make it work. I knew it would be challenging with 2 children under 3 but if I had to try.
It was either that or go back to the corporate grind. I gave myself a year and at least I would have said I tried, no regrets.
Fast forward 14 years and I am still loving it just as much. Over the years I have worked with so many wonderful couples and clients. I have had amazing experiences and have broken down misconceptions of faux flowers.
My clients have a true alternative to fresh flowers. My clients are from all over the UK and Internationally too.
I am the 1st UK florist to be accredited for faux flowers by the Institute of Professional Florists and a Theo Paphitis #SBS business winner.
But the journey wasn’t easy.
I began my business in the days before Facebook and Instagram. I had to find other ways to get my business seen.
There have been so many things I have done over the years. I have tried lots of ways to push the business forward. I know what works and more importantly what doesn’t!
The actual flowers are just a small part. There are lots of all the things you need for a sustainable business. So much more!
Quite simply I didn’t want to be at the flower market at the crack of dawn.
I left my legal career was so I could be less time poor. I wanted to be in control of my own time.
And so can you.
Faux flowers gave me flexibility. It fulfilled my creative flair and satisfying my love of flowers. I was able to turn my passion into a sustainable business.
It changed my life and could change yours too
I have a FREE closed Facebook Group, Fauxevermore Academy, where I share advice on how I got where I am today. I hold regular live Q&A sessions and show what’s going on behind the scenes. It is a wonderful supportive group where we share ideas and support each other.
A place where you can learn and grow to have your own successful creative business. You could really change your life and gain control of your own time!
Come and join my Fauxevermore Academy today!
Not wanting to start a business but would like to learn more about floristry?
May you would like to create your own wedding flowers but you don’t know how!
Then I can help you too. I hold workshops where you can learn the tips and tricks to create beautiful flowers. Not only do you not need to leave your home but you get high quality faux flowers sent to your door! Contact me to discuss your requirements.
Why not have a look at my workshop page to see the kind of workshops you can take part in!