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Awakened Living: A Story of Healing, Self-Discovery, and Pivoting in Business

Today’s episode of the podcast is an interview with Roseanna Croft, where she talks openly about her forced spiritual awakening, by way of cancer diagnosis, and her journey through to remission.

Roseanna is a Jungian Life Coach and meditation master who helps women create a life they truly love living, in alignment with their truth. Her passion for spirituality and self-discovery helped her completely turn her life around and she now helps many others do the same.

Roseanna is also an author, speaker and YouTuber on the topics of spiritual growth and personal development.

KEY TAKEAWAYS COVERED IN THE PODCAST

  1. Roseanna's journey from cancer diagnosis to being cancer free
  2. The importance of getting aligned with your version of success
  3. The alignment between your goals and your likelihood of achieving them

Disclaimer: neither Teresa or Roseanna are experts in cancer or treatment for disease and illness and this episode is not intended to advise anyone on how to treat their own cancer or diagnose an illness. This is purely an account of Roseanna's personal experience including some spiritual and some scientific backed practices that she used throughout her journey. If you are facing your own cancer journey then please do speak to medical professionals and conduct your own thorough research, and choose what is right for you.

LINKS TO RESOURCES MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE

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Transcript

Teresa: Welcome to the Your Dream Business Podcast. I'm your host, Teresa Heath Wareing. An international bestselling author, award winning speaker, TEDx speaker, certified coach, and the host of this number one ranked podcast. I am so excited to guide you on the journey of creating a business and life that you not only love, but one that perfectly aligns with you and the season of life that you're in.

In each episode I'll share with you easy, actionable, and insightful strategies to grow your online business. Plus we'll be diving into some mindset tools and strategies that keep you focused, motivated, and are going to stop you from getting in your own way. So if you're a course creator, membership owner, or coach, you are in the right place. Let's get started.

Hello and welcome to this week's episode of Your Dream Business podcast. And as always, I'm your host Teresa Heath-Wareing. How the Devil Are You Doing? So this week we have an interview and I'm very excited about this interview because I'm having so much fun actually with these interviews because I'm just interviewing people I know and love, which is ace.

And it was almost like when I first started the podcast or when I go back all that time ago and think about who I interviewed then it was like, It was almost my ego going and actually this is a perfect thing to talk about today, given who I've got on, but it was almost my ego going, you should have this person or you should have this person and that almost, and I'm not, I think I wasn't even open to the idea of actually interviewing people that I know and love because I was too busy thinking, oh, I need this type of person or I need this type of person.

So when I bought the interviews back at the kind of end of last year. I just bought them back with like, I'm going to do this person. I'd love to chat to this person. I'd love to chat to that. And I think as time goes on as listener of this podcast, you will start to see some interviews that might be a bit different to the some of stuff we've done just because I find stuff fascinating.

So anyway, today I have the very amazing Roseanna Croft on the podcast. Roseanna is a Jung, I think that's like, that is Jung. Thanks. Okay, . So this is how bad I am at intro people. Do you know, so she's a young life coach and meditation master who helps 'em create a life that they truly love living in alignment with their truth.

So I'm gonna, that's all I'm gonna do about a bio. 'cause her story is part of what we're gonna talk about and that's what I would read. But the young word is written funny, just in case you're thinking she can't read the word young. It's written. J-U-N-G-I -A-N because it's Carl Jung.

Roseanna: Carl Jung yeah. Yeah.

Teresa: Yeah. So anyway, welcome to the podcast, Roseanna Croft. Welcome.

Roseanna: Thank you so much for having me. This is exciting.

Teresa: I'm excited because your story is kind of amazing. I want to just start by how we met. How many years ago do you reckon now? Five. Gotta be.

Roseanna: Got to be.

Teresa: Easily. So we met at a membership meetup. So it was, we were both in a female entrepreneur association and they had a Christmas meetup and we met and then just became friends ever since.

And then obviously the pandemic stopped us seeing each other in person. And then your life took a real turn. And then we managed to get back on track, which is amazing. Cause I'm so grateful. That's the short version. Now let's dive into the long version. So let's start by saying, I want us to go right back. Actually.

Normally I go, you know, who are you and how you got to how you are today, but let's start. So when I first met you, you were Roseanna Croft Jewelry.

Roseanna: Yes.

Teresa: Tell us about that business.

Roseanna: Okay, cool. So, when we met, I was the owner of Roseanna Croft Jewelry, which was a fine jewelry company, and I would design bespoke engagement rings, and I would redesign heirlooms, and I did it all from my shop in rural Derbyshire.

And I had a workshop and I was seeing private clients and it was amazing. And I was building this business that was at the time deeply ingrained in my heart. It was my passion and, and I loved it. And I was going to take over the world. I was going to rival Cartier and Tiffany and I had all of these incredible dreams and I was creating collections to help women fall in love with themselves.

And I was.

Teresa: Yes, I remember.

Roseanna: I had all of these amazing dreams and plans. And then we had the pandemic and I closed the shop and I moved to London and I pivoted. So as everybody had to in the pandemic, I pivoted to offer solely online. But then I would see private clients in London as well. So I kind of, in a way, even though I closed the bricks and mortar store, I expanded, or that's what my ego told me I was doing.

Teresa: It's a bit funny, this stuff that we're like, Oh, this is what this means.

Roseanna: Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Teresa: Let's just go with that.

Roseanna: Well, as you were saying about your podcast, I was like, yeah, that's what, that's what I did, I need these names up, but yeah, so then I moved to London and, in a pandemic and, and my business was the most successful it had ever been.

I was attracting clients all over the world. Yeah, just really living my dream in one sense and in another sense I didn't stop to smell the roses. I was extremely anxious, very stressed and deeply unhappy, which at the time I probably didn't realize.

Teresa: And also at the time Your brand and your business fitted perfectly with how Roseanna showed up. Like, champagne, VIP, fine life, like, it all fits perfectly.

Roseanna: Only the best, darling.

Teresa: Yeah, well, aren't we both? But like, and it fitted that. And it almost like And obviously we'll get to the transformation, we'll get to like where we are today, but it's almost like they are two ends of a spectrum. Like we started off luxury, fine jewelry, expensive stuff, like I said, you know, private clients, drinking champagne, going to the best hotels, meeting the fanciest people.

And on the surface that looks like everything that everybody wants, but you weren't happy.

Roseanna: No, no, I wasn't happy because I was always chasing more and always chasing what other people told me would make, would like society tells you will make you happy. Because when I started my business, I was 24. So I opened my shop when I was 24 years old.

Teresa: Which quite honestly, but.

Roseanna: I had no idea what goal was. I, I just wanted to open a shop and I just, I was so naive and innocent and I just wanted to open a shop and I wanted to have this, I wanted to recreate the job that I had when I was living in Australia. We had amazing clients. We sold amazing jewelry and I wanted to make that for myself back in the UK.

And then I learned what goals were. And then I learned that like joined memberships like the Female Entrepreneur Association. And I learned that. I could have anything that I wanted, but hold on. What did I want? Yeah. I wanted, I didn't know what I wanted. So I, I then latched onto what society told me success was.

And that wasn't my version of success. So that made me unhappy. That made me miserable. That made me stressed. It made me always chase this idea of more so that I could make myself in some way, feel good enough to have the things I had.

Teresa: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So all was going well. All was good. You, and there was a couple of things that actually about your story and where you started kind of blows my mind.

One, you're young, like you're much younger than me, but you started your business really young. And actually I remember when we first met or the first few visits we had, cause we used to go for lunch. We were even back in the day, we were ladies that woo woo because we loved a bit of woo woo. But like it never seemed like you were that young.

You had a very mature head for someone who was so young. So not only did you create this business when, when you were the age you were, but also you created like a proper business, like, and they say that jokingly, but like, and I say this all the time that, you know, people have bricks and mortar businesses.

I'm like, You've got a real business now. I joke people. I don't think, I genuinely think we have real businesses, but, but there is something about having a business with equipment. And also, I didn't realize you did the thing. So Roseanna was the one that only designed the jewelry. She made the jewelry she could make like, and it blew my mind.

So that was all crazy. So. On the surface of it, you were going along, life is wonderful, treating you really, really well, and then what?

Roseanna: Well, if we just forget that little thing that stopped the whole world.

Teresa: Yeah, small pandemic, move on.

Roseanna: Small pandemic, 18 months. So, we came, we were just coming out of the pandemic, and I started to realize that I was anxious and that I was unhappy, and I started to address it, you know, in the way that we do address it, and I was watching some personal development stuff, I was reading more books about personal development, I started doing things like changing my relationship, upping, not just like swapping my relationship, sorry, I ended up relationship.

Teresa: You're out, you're in. That's why we didn't see each other for a while. Yeah. I didn't mean to cut.

Roseanna: And then I started up in my health routine and I, I was a runner, so I used to run before the pandemic. The pandemic stopped like any form of exercise for me, really, unless it was to run to drink a can of beer by the river or whatever.

And then, so I started up in my health routine and I noticed that I couldn't, I had a pain in my breast. So I was like, Oh my God, I can't, this is real inconvenience, real inconvenience, but I suppose I should go to the GP because I'd had some cysts previously on my ovaries that had burst and caused me loads of pain, ended up in A& E, that kind of stuff.

So I knew that I had to pay attention to my body. And I went to the GP, basically was kind of ushered through the, the motions of checks and biopsies. And I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. I'd just turned 30 and I was like, this is going to be my year. I was seeing more success in my business than I ever had.

I'd just come out of a relationship. I'd just moved into my dream apartment on one of the fanciest streets in Fulham. My ego loves that part of the story. Like, oh, it's doing so well.

Teresa: Do you see my apartment? It must be doing so well.

Roseanna: There's a Michelin star restaurant on the end of my street.

Teresa: I mean, how fancy is that?

Roseanna: Yeah, but then on the other end of the street, there's a chicken shop that's also like a drug den.

Teresa: Yeah, but we don't talk about that. That's not what we show on Instagram. I love it.

Roseanna: So, yeah, so then I was diagnosed with, I was six days of having moved into this apartment and I was diagnosed with cancer four.

Teresa: Like I can't even think like age 30, getting that diagnosis.

Just explain the what you mean by, did you say triple negative?

Roseanna: Triple negative breast cancer. So it is a rare type of breast cancer. And it's, it's caused by the genetic mutation of BRCA1. So, Angel this is what Angelina Jolie has, that's kind of what made this BRCA thing famous, because then she had a preventative mastectomy, so then she wouldn't get breast cancer.

And if anybody's watched The Bold Type on Netflix or Amazon Prime, which is Great show and they talk about it in there, but otherwise it's quite rare. Nobody really knows anything about it. So it's a genetic mutation and it means that most breast cancers are hormone receptive, they're hormone positive.

So estrogen positive, and this isn't, it's like totally genetic. So the normal treatments can't treat it so like she would do nothing for it. So it was, I was then faced with five months of chemotherapy and a double mastectomy and reconstruction or if I wanted that, which I did, to, like, it was, it was intensive chemotherapy that was apparently the only way that was going to get rid of it.

Teresa: Wow. So is it as simple as saying Okay, my business goes on hold.

Roseanna: No.

Teresa: What was going through your head?

Roseanna: So this, the first person I ran with was my coach at the time. And I said, It's, I've been diagnosed because we've kind of had some conversation, I've been, I've been diagnosed and he said to me, you have all of the tools that you need to get through this, like, this is what you have been training for, because we knew that things were changing in my life.

We didn't know what the clues were there. And I'd been into personal development for years, I'd read the books, I kind of knew what was going on, so I switched on warrior mode, and I think this is what happens when most people are faced with a challenge or a transformation, they switch on warrior mode to get through it. So I switched on warrior mode, and, and I just went, right, okay, so this is This is how I'm gonna deal with this.

And the, to be honest, the first three weeks were total scans. I like, egg freezing type stuff. And then I started chemotherapy. But I knew throughout that I was going to keep on running my business because it was doing so well. Mm-hmm. And being a self-employed person living in London. And I say that, you know, I kind of joke about the fancy street thing, but, but it's not, it's not cheap.

Even, I mean, it got a very good deal coming off the back of COVID. But it's not cheap to live in London as a single woman running a business. Now, previous, like prior to cancer, fine. Yeah. Being diagnosed and then thinking, okay, so what now? My cut, I tell myself, like the only option I really had was to keep on working.

And I did. And I actually had some of the most successful months financially, but it wasn't sustainable. It was, I needed rest, I needed to stop, and it wasn't sustainable.

Teresa: If you were, if you could have gone back to yourself then, what would you have said now?

Roseanna: I'd stop working.

Teresa: Yeah.

Roseanna: I would have put it on hold, I would have stopped everything, I would have, and it makes it quite complicated because finances, right?

Like, I didn't have A, a bed. Like I didn't have a sa, I didn't have a savings account.

Teresa: Well, I think most business owners don't. Most people don't.

Roseanna: No. No, because we put everything back into it. Yeah. Especially for the first few years. Like I was on year six or seven of business and I did have savings, but it was at a cost to take them out.

So they're in. You know, all of these like ices and stuff, so you lose a lot of it if you take it out. So, I didn't really have a financial option. Universal credit doesn't scratch the surface. So, I actually, when looking back, I didn't have another option. Really, unless I could have moved home, but even actually I couldn't because my parents had just sold the house and we're living in a caravan.

Teresa: So no, that's not ideal either, especially when you're recovering.

Roseanna: And I was like fate as fate would have it. My synchronicity, my flat was a five minute Uber ride from a breast cancer specialist hospital. I had one of the best surgeons and oncology teams in the UK. I had friends around me who would drive me to the hospital.

Like I was in such a fortunate position, but you know, business, it was a really tricky one and to be honest, actually, it's some, it did give me some real joys having the work I designed. I had a client come over from New York and he was flying his fiancee over for her surprise 30th birthday party. I'd just had like chemo the day before Rawson's in and he, I met, they came around to my house and I showed them like a selection of yellow diamonds that this was all a surprise to her.

And I showed them this selection of yellow diamonds. We were going to create this necklace for her and we did. And it was amazing. And that was one of the highlights of that time for me. I got to. It was still a positive because I loved it so much. It was still a positive, but the stress and the strain of thinking, well, how am I going to keep a business running whilst surviving physically is challenging.

Teresa: Yeah. So when, so what, what happens then? Because obviously your shift now is completely different. So at what point now, obviously. You know, we should say that you had treatment, you've recovered, you have the all clear, which is amazing. And you have some interesting things to say about the faith that you had around that, which I'd love you to touch on as well.

But when did it start to shift? within that time?

Roseanna: So when I was diagnosed, I started reading Becoming Supernatural by Dr. Joe Dispenza, like before I was diagnosed. So I'm being diagnosed and I'm reading a book about people who have spontaneous remissions through meditation. So I knew without a doubt, I was going to be going deeper into my meditation practice whilst I was healing.

So I was using Dr. Joe Dispenza's meditations twice a day, at least throughout my journey. And a huge part of the reason that I healed was Because I changed my life on a holistic level, and I addressed where I was unhappy, I addressed the stress, I addressed my lifestyle, I used to drink a lot, I used to not eat very well, I was sort of, because I, well, exercised a lot.

I thought I could eat whatever I wanted and it would balance itself out. But actually like what you eat has a huge effect on how you feel in your body. And I was starting to learn all of these things. And also I had a lot of time to delve spirit, like deeper spiritually. And I started to understand kind of life on a, from a different perspective and.

Why was I being sent this journey? Why, why was I being given this transformation? Why was I being given this opportunity? And so, I started to realize that actually maybe my passions lie somewhere else. Maybe I used My, like, spiritual beliefs, my meditation, my changing kind of, like, I guess I'm a very material, materialist view of life to a more soulful view of life to help me get through.

to help me on the really dark days, to help me believe again that I can have a, like, that I can be happy and healthy. And I aligned with that vision of I am, I am alive. I am living a life of vitality. I am living a life of abundance and joy. And that was my vision to get me through. And so aligning to all of this.

In a deep way, as I came out of it, I knew that I had to share this with other people. Because so many people go through a dark night of the soul. So many people go through a transformation in their life and and unless they make the change that they're being called to make, their life will keep repeating the pattern.

And I think that. I had already repeated the pattern a couple of times on a less, to a lesser extent because I did have health challenges and this was like the final, come on, Roseanna, you, you know, what makes you happy, you know, that there's something deeper here for you go into it and share that with the world and that's, I think that's where the shift happened.

Teresa: Mm. And I like, so I'm sat here thinking if someone's listening to this and they're like, yeah, I'm not into that spirit stuff and I'm not into the, you know, in the knowing stuff on and they, you know, someone might be sat there thinking, I find this quite hard to understand. Part of me goes the, the true test of all the personal development stuff, personal development stuff we do is when something is hard.

Yeah. Right. The true test of it. And It was funny because I was sat here thinking, gosh, like, most people would just go into a hole and drink themselves stupid or, like, ignore whatever's going on, because this is so huge. However, and it seems crazy to think that at the hardest point in your life, where your life is genuinely under threat, that that's when you are having these big epiphanies, you're learning this stuff, you're developing these skills.

It seems madness that like, you know, oh yeah, it's like when people say, oh, you know, they went to the pandemic and they learned a language and like, what did you do? Well, I just sat on it for the entire thing. Like, you know, it's like that. It's like, who does that? Who goes into something so huge and comes out going, look at what I've learned.

But. But the fact that you had started down that journey already just helps that entire process. So I remember you saying to me, so they wanted you to have some more chemo, was it? And you didn't want any more chemo.

Roseanna: Hello, I spat my dummy out like a brat, like a bald brat.

Teresa: But you, you knew you would be fine. You were, I'm, I'm going to be fine.

Roseanna: Yeah. I, basically what had happened, so I was given a 50 percent chance of my tumor completely shrinking of, of the chemo kind of being, of getting rid of anything. So, I sort of didn't listen to that, and this is where maybe a bit of the, you know, rose tinted glasses, positive thinking really came into play, because I was, you know, and I was visualizing myself happy and healthy, but I, so I was doing the work, I changed everything that I felt I needed to change. After two sessions of intense chemotherapy Which would then be two or three weeks of me having totally changed my life and meditating and, and eating better, no alcohol, the tumor had started shrinking.

So I kept on going and I, and then by the end, so I had to have four really intense sessions, which was over two months or eight weeks, like nasty stuff. It's called the red devil and. After that, and then I was moving on to a weekly chemo, which is kind of like, I guess the regular chemo, and I was a nice, and the tumor had completely gone after these four sessions.

So I said, okay, then I don't need any more chemo. Can I stop? And they said, no, if you do stop, it will be incurable and if you stop and it's not completely gone, it'll be incurable. So then I was fine, stuck my dummy out a bit more, but kept on doing everything. And then I just want, in this time I contemplated death.

I contemplated what it would be like to die. I contemplated how I, if I made the wrong decision, I might die. Mm-Hmm. And would I be okay with that? And I go, I won't go deep into it today 'cause it is quite. You know, it's a lot, but it's a lot for a light podcast.

Teresa: Yeah, you know, it's hard to then pivot to something more joyous.

Roseanna: So, so I, I made the decision and I said, I'm, I'm done. Well, also because. The, the chemo, the drugs were sending me a bit manic. So I was going through menopause as well, like menopause, all of this stuff. Anyway, I said, no, I'm done. I don't want any more. I spat my dummy out and I knew that I had healed. I knew that I had healed the cancer.

I knew it had gone, like even my doctor couldn't feel anything. They sent me for scans. There was nothing there apart from like some scar tissue. And so I said, I don't want any more. And then we would find out the results. After my surgery and the week before Christmas, I was given Christmas miracle of there is no cancer left in your body and to a point where, which is, which is incredible and the, with triple negative, you're given a, if it's going to come back, if it's going to metastasize, it will happen within kind of 3 to 5 years.

So it's quite a quick, whereas with other breast cancer, it can be a bit longer, but my oncologist said there's like basically a 0 percent chance of you experiencing breast cancer or this have having spread, which was incredible to me. Now, I'm not a doctor. I don't know all of the stats, but for me, I take it as a huge miracle.

Teresa: And, and this is where I come back to the whole, if it's helping you, making you feel better, giving you, because this is, you know, and I, I've talked about this briefly before, but you know, when my mum passed away, we knew she would die quickly because she had no fight. She had no energy. She had her mind, her mindset, her attitude on life had been so negative for such a long time.

We knew you're not going to survive this. Like, there's no way because she. It was just given, and she didn't, and she died really quickly, and then last year, because this comes out in 2024, it is 2024 as we're recording this, but, so I'm talking 2023, we're just so close, it's like the 3rd of Jan, so I just needed to clarify what year I meant, but 2023, my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer, which Typically not a great one, and pretty much straight off the bat, we knew it'd be fine.

And he went in, had an operation, all clear, all fine. Because he went in and told the doctor, I've told my girls I'm living to a hundred, so you better sort something out. Like, completely different attitude, completely different mind, and we knew. And, so whether you believe it happens or not, whether you believe it's true or not, isn't it just worth the risk of trying, just in case.

Coming out of all of this, you now do something completely different. So tell us what you do today.

Roseanna: What do I do today? I, so today I'm a Jungian life coach, so it's based on the work, work of Carl Jungian psychology, and it backs with kind of eastern philosophies. So Jungian life coach, spiritual life coach, meditation guide is generally what I do as my day job today, and no more playing with diamonds. So.

Teresa: I mean, quite nice to play with diamonds.

Roseanna: It is quite nice to play with diamonds and talking about playing with diamonds makes me think, Oh, well,

Teresa: maybe I should play with some diamonds.

Roseanna: Well, I have designed a collection that's more like spiritual based, which maybe one day we'll see. But yeah, so I help people transform their lives through looking into their unconscious mind and looking at what might be lurking, what lessons they might be learning to unconsciously, which can also in the spiritual world be known as karma, to help them live a life that they're like, that is aligned with their sole purpose, that is aligned, that is just going to make them happy, a life that they love, because life's too short not to enjoy being here.

And that's why I want to help people with, I want to help people be fully alive while they're here. Yeah. And that's like, that is my passion today.

Teresa: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I love that. I think so one thing that you just said then is talking about the lessons that things teach us and, and, and that even though we don't see it, and this has been like years of therapy for me and years of working on stuff, there is always a reason for something.

Okay. Even when like, We don't think something is serving us when we, you know, and you have had the ultimate like, and I'm even like a little bit nervous to say, you know, there was a reason you went through what you went through, because it sounds so awful. Like, you know, it sounds kind of a hard thing to say, but I know you think I know that, you know.

And you said before, you know, this had been repeating itself and then it just hit you with like an absolute massive whammy and it's not to say that if you've gone through something awful, you've bought it on yourself or it's your thing or, you know, it's not that at all. But that the way you are framing what happened to you helps you go, what are you trying to teach me here?

Roseanna: Yeah. What do I need to learn? What? And, and, and for me it was. That maybe I'm here for something different, maybe I'm misaligned, because at the moment I'm chasing material wealth and material goals to prove that I am worthy to people who, you know, it doesn't, it doesn't matter, the only person who needs to believe I'm worthy is myself.

So I was trying, and it was a, it was a realignment. It was a. Oh, come on, Roseanna, come this way, because you're here for a deeper reason. I believe that everybody has a unique gift. Everybody has something unique that they're here to birth into the world. And one or two things, you know, a handful of things, lots of things, children, families, businesses, art, whatever it is, but I believe that I was being directed to a new gift. And to a deeper level of myself.

Teresa: And yeah, like, as I'm listening to you say that, like, it is so, I mean, it's almost give me goosebumps. Like it's, it's so powerful and meaningful and, and deep and. But it needs to be like, like you said, you know, we live this one life. We, well, maybe more than one, depending on what you believe, but right now we're in this life and we let the smallest things bother us.

We get wound up by the smallest things. We hurt up with things. We. And although no one wants to think about it, and again, I've talked about this before, you know, when my mum died, and I've even said this to my dad, which was a really hard conversation to have with my dad, but he got it. I was like, what was the point?

Like, what was the point in her being alive? And that sounds horrific. But what I mean by that was she didn't try to enjoy her life. She didn't try to make the most of it. She embraced the Martinist of this world. Like she literally wore it like a badge of honor. Like she loved things not going right. She loved things being awful.

She loved, and it was like, what a waste. Like you had this one life and it's gone. And were you happy? Not really. Did you make the most of it? Not really. You know, and when I think about. And obviously we're at a time of year where we're talking about goal setting. In fact, last week's episode was a solo about goal setting.

Like, you know, when I think about stuff like that, like we talk about, you know, people on their deathbed and it's a real morose subject. Like it's not a nice on, but I don't want to sit there and go, Oh, I didn't do that life because, you know, who gives a crap? Like, you know, am I going to be sat there worried that I didn't do a live or worried that I might have looked a fool or worried that I didn't take that risk?

No, I'll be annoyed that I didn't do those things. I didn't just throw caution to the wind. And, and I'm not saying like, you know, Sell your house and go traveling tomorrow or whatever, if you want to, that's up to you. But like, I do think even though this is quite a tough conversation and quite a deep conversation for potentially a Monday morning, depending on when you're listening to this, if it just makes you go, do you know what?

Screw it. Like, let's just try it or let's just go for it. Or, you know. Now do you, how do you view life now coming out of what you've come out of and I was going to say what's changed for you, but I know everything's changed for you.

Roseanna: Yeah, literally everything. I'm a totally different person and I'm becoming more aligned with who I was here put on this planet to be my true self. So that's, I guess that's what has changed. But what one thing that I did naively think when I was healed was that my life was going to be a bed of roses coming out the other side of it. I thought I was going to get my happily ever after and that I'd be living my life on a yacht, you know, like with Leonardo DiCaprio or something.

Yeah. Or Bradley, I don't mind. Yeah, if you listen. And that didn't happen. No. Whereas before that would've sent me into a tears. But I understand that with every challenge comes a new level of growth. And I understand on the most profound level that everything in my life is happening for me. And I mean, you know, that there are still challenges as in my life as a kind of aftermath of all of this that I am working my way through and, and every day I'm realigning myself with, well, what if it works?

What if, what if there is something Better around the corner, but being where I am now, I'm not trying to escape it. So just all of this stuff is, it opens up a new level of awareness. I have a new level of awareness of why I'm here, what I'm here to do. And, and using that to, in some way, help shine a bit of a light onto people's shit, onto the dark night of the soul, because it happens.

Everybody faces challenges, the challenges don't stop just because you've had one challenge. They keep on coming, they keep on coming, and we can learn something from all of them.

Teresa: Mm, yeah, and that takes some incredible strength and some incredible faith to, to keep going when, and it And it almost it's, you know, these things are trying to floor you and it's not about things will always go wrong, always.

Things will not work out. You will make mistakes. You will fail. You will, you know, all of us listening to this, these things will happen to any one of us. Yes, they will look different for different people, you know, and what one person deems as a failure would be a huge success to someone else, but we will still get them.

And I think all this work and all the, Personal development work, the spiritual work, the meditation work, all of that is giving you a toolbox that you can just pull from, that you can just go, okay, here we are again. Like, and even I, you know, this morning had a bit of an argument with my husband last night, which, you know, I'm sure he'll appreciate me sharing on a podcast, but we won't go into details.

But I went to bed annoyed, right? And do you know what? Do you know what happened? Took me hours to get to sleep. hours, right? Because my cortisol was right up there because I was pissed, right? I was so angry with him. And I lay there and lay there and lay there and lay there. And this morning I woke up feeling obviously a bit exhausted because I get up super, super early and I set my alarm regardless I'm getting up.

So I got up super early and I felt exhausted. And once I started my routine, I felt okay, but. And I was still getting a bit, like, in my own head about it and I was like, who is this serving right now? Nobody. Like, and I had to talk myself through some of the tools that I've got to go, you probably just want to let this one go.

Like, it's done. You're done. It's fine. So it's, there's always going to be something, but these tools and everything are in our toolbox that we can just pull out. So Roseanna is a coach and she helps people with this stuff and I have to say, like, I am very fortunate that I have a couple of people in my world who are magic, like literally magic and Mary Hyatt, who I've talked about a lot, is one of those people that just being in the presence of us seems to make you a better person, which I just find amazing.

And has honestly changed my life. And Roseanna's another one. Like, I sat and had lunch with you before Christmas, didn't I? And I actually went into that lunch feeling a bit like, Oh, I don't want to be here. I don't want to, not because I didn't want to see Roseanna, just because I wasn't feeling wanting to talk or show up, which some people find very hard hearing me.

But, you know, we all like this sometimes. And I sat down and I started to talk to Roseanna about things that have been going on in my life and I had a shift, an actual shift, during lunch and I can't tell you exactly what I can't because I haven't told you everything that I've gone through and I will. This is coming soon.

But things shifted and changed and I would love to go back and check what date it was because I had been struggling with something and like I said, I feel like I'm being really flippin like, like, just fucking tell us already, Teresa! No, I will, I promise. But it is coming. That's something huge I've been dealing with and then suddenly I felt like I started to wake up.

And those two things were very close to each other. When was it? Can you remember?

Roseanna: The 24th of November.

Teresa: Yeah. It was really close to there. Really close. And I started to have some shifts and changes and, and I can't, you know, say verbatim everything we talked about, but just the way you frame things, the way things, and the other thing that's really interesting that you and Mary are both very good at doing is at no point did Roseanna try and be a coach, right?

At no point did we go in because. As a coach, and as Roseanna is a coach, we know we can't just coach people when we feel like it, right? That doesn't work. Especially our friends and our family and people, they really don't like it, right?

Roseanna: Yeah, I know, they really hate it.

Teresa: Stay away from doing that if you are a coach.

But, because my sister once tried to coach me and it did not end well, oh my god. Anyway, so at no point did Roseanna come into it thinking, I'm going to coach T. Like, not at one point. However, we just had a conversation and in that conversation, there was some things that she said and I was just like, Oh, wow, you've just opened a part of my brain that had been locked shut for a while.

So if you are looking for someone who can give you those shifts, you can do, you know, where I, where I am as a coach is I dabble. In that. So I do the strategic stuff. I do the marketing stuff. I do the business stuff and I dabble in the other side and I do more personal development stuff. But if you want to go deeper than someone like Roseanna is definitely more for you because you are excellent. And I just wanted to say that.

Roseanna: Right. Thank you. That means a lot. That really means a lot. That's how I know that I'm on the right path.

Teresa: And you are a hundred percent on the right path. Yeah. A hundred percent. And it was a big, big change for you. It was a big shift, not only to go through what you went through, but to shift from one business to the other.

And, and you're still going through, and we had a quick catch up before we started recording this, you know, Roseanna is still going through her story now, which all in itself is still an amazing story. But I just know that. You know, like I said, there are you and, and Mary seem to be the only two people in my world that I know who can do this, that is like, you're not even trying, you're not even doing anything, but you're somehow doing something all at the same time.

Like that is some superpower. So yeah, this is definitely where you belong. I love it.

Roseanna: That means so much. Thanks, T.

Teresa: So, Rosanna, thank you for coming on and sharing your story. It really is a phenomenal one. And I think there is so much that people can take from it. Where do you hang out most? Where can people come and say hi and tell you that they thought this episode was awesome? Because please do that, people. We do love it when you do it.

Roseanna: We really do. The spam is the best place. It's just at Rosanna Croft. Come say hi. Let's connect. Be awesome. I also ramble a hell of a lot more on YouTube. Anybody wants to head over there?

Teresa: Well, I was going to say, so she also has a YouTube account and she has a podcast, if you want to listen to that as well. What are they called?

Roseanna: YouTube is at Rosanna Croft and the podcast is called The Mandala Effect.

Teresa: Love it. Love it.

Roseanna: And T has been a, a guest of mine, so I have, in fact, we have a year ago.

Teresa: Was it really?

Roseanna: Yeah, it was. It was probably the end of January. It was a year ago.

Teresa: Wow, that's amazing. So crazy.

And we are both very different people today than the people that we met years ago. And I am excited for it. I am here for it. Here for it. Roseanna, thank you so much for being a guest. I knew it'd be awesome and I've loved having you.

Roseanna: Thank you so much. This has been amazing.

Teresa: Okay, so please do go tell Roseanna what you thought of this episode.

Please do go and find her on social and check out her podcast. She is awesome. In fact, we will make sure we link all the links in the show notes. And we'll make sure we link my episode as well so that you can go and listen to that. Because, you know, we talk a bit more woo over there. So, you know, if you want to hear me talk more about that.

But do please go and check her out. I really hope you enjoyed this episode. If you take anything from it, It's the one. Well, there's a few points that I wrote down. One was about getting aligned with you and what you want and not taking someone else's version of success. And two is about, and we are at that time of year by thinking about those goals, thinking about what we're trying to achieve.

And. If you're not in alignment, there might be a reason you've not hit your goals in the last few years. And it might be because they're not aligned with you and they're not the goals you should be hitting. So again, trying to get in alignment with that is so, so important. Anyway, have a wonderful rest of your week or whenever you're listening to this, and I will see you next week for another interview then. Take care.

Thank you so much for listening to your Dream Business podcast, and if you loved this episode, then please feel free to go and share it on your social media or head over to iTunes and give me a review. I would be so very grateful.