Hey there my friend!
Thank you so much for taking a genuine interest in me and my business. I appreciate that you care and want to hear why I’m taking a pivot in M Bakery. In return, I hope to inspire you whether you’re considering taking a pivot in your business, career or just life in general.
I want to start by saying us humans are afraid of failure because we make it personal and make it mean that we’re not good enough, we haven’t achieved our goals and whatever other stories we tell ourselves. When in fact, it’s the complete opposite. I’ve learnt that failure is an important step to success and the main thing is we keep moving, experimenting and most importantly, have fun! It’s OK to fail and true failure is actually stopping and giving up on your dreams, your desires and what makes you happy.
I know I’ve been very quiet over the last year and a half. As some of you may know, M Bakery is a side business of mine as I work in the corporate world. I was fortunate enough to work locally but since August 2018, I had to pretty much relocate to Glasgow. This of course took a huge hit on M Bakery as I was only able to bake during the weekends! So I made the decision (very early on in moving to Glasgow) that this wasn’t sustainable and I had to make the business work for me, not work for my business.
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” —Seneca
This is where I decided to set up the online cake decorating business. To be honest, I had this idea up my sleeve a year prior and before I even knew my work life would have a massive change, I actually admitted and confessed to myself that serving beautiful and happy soon-to-be-wed couples with wedding cakes wasn’t actually serving me. I love interacting with people and teaching so the transition to create online cake decorating videos was an easy one to make.
As I write this now, it’s actually dawned on me that my decision to accept that I didn’t enjoy making wedding cakes (as much as I thought I would) was a huge shift in my identity. By accepting, which I considered at the time “failure”, put things into alignment to help me move to new beginnings. Moving to Glasgow was out of my control and it forced me to re-evaluate my business….a harsh lesson but one for the better.
The way I see it is that things happen for us and not to us. Sometimes we just have to make “small” and temporary sacrifices like being away from home, in order to achieve bigger and better things. Like a catapult, the further you’re pulled back, the further you’ll shoot forward is my little metaphor that I like to use.
Anyway, I appreciate that you probably wasn’t expecting this deep philosophical stuff but this is what I’ve been learning since I’ve been away and feel like I’m ready now to step into the next chapter of my business.
So my next phase is creating an online cake decorating membership site where I teach you how to become a pro baker so that you can bake and decorate cakes with ease. If I can help you release your creative side no matter how “creative” you think you are or how busy you are with kids, work, being a loving partner, then I’m a very happy bunny.
I’ve always said to Justin, my husband, that if I wasn’t baking or doing something creative, I wouldn’t be my whole self. It’s such an integral part of my identity and so I make it a priority to be as creative as I can, whenever I can.
If you’ve read this far then I really want to thank you from the bottom of my heart and hope that you’ll join me in bringing M Bakery Academy to life. I am so grateful for your support and hope that I get to meet you one day in person to say thank you face to face. That’s how much it means to me.
Over the next few days you’ll see me on Social Media in hope that I can add value to your day in some way. M Bakery is having a whole new facelift and will be in the early steps of setting and launching M Bakery Academy! I’m so excited about this and I hope you are too!
So, if you’re free on Wednesday 25 March at 8pm GMT then I would absolutely love it if you could join me on my live Webinar where I’ll be talking about my vision for M Bakery Academy and how you can be a part of it. As a thank you for your support, if you join me on this live Webinar, I’ll be offering you a very exciting opportunity to work closely with me with benefits that will never be offered again in the future. My goal and vision is to release your creative side and I would love you to be a part of making it come to life as I will be creating it all for you.
All you need to do is click on the yellow button below to sign up to my waiting list where I’ll give you instructions closer to the date. If you know anyone who would love to be a part of this new phase of M Bakery, please share this post.
Thanks again for reading. Happy Friday and have a super awesome weekend!
Lots of love,
Comment below to let me know what you think and if you have any baking struggles…I would love to hear from you!