Three years ago we had to make a difficult decision to take the loan available from the government during the pandemic to support business staying open. We would not have taken this loan had we seen any other way to keep Above Average Wellness from closing permanently. Above Average Wellness is finally in the recovery phase of business from the pandemic and is just starting to turn a profit again, August was our first month we did not have to use our operating line of credit. We have managed to pay off just over $6000 of the loan, but have $34,000 to pay off by January 18, 2024. If we fail to do this, we are not sure how we will be able to cope with the monthly loan payments. I did not personally take a paycheck for over two years and this resulted in a drain of our personal savings and resulted in some personal debt that we are dealing with. This prevents us from using our own money to pay off the loan. But its not all bad news, the studio is finally thriving and it is because of you, and I am so grateful.
We are finally getting back on our feet with retreats, trainings and of course our daily classes and workshops, but during the pandemic with our bank accounts depleted we lost our regular cashflow. It has been a difficult day to day grind since March of 2020, but I know that what we do is important and we want to continue to do it. I have spent many sleepless nights racking my brain about how to come up with this money and the best idea I had was to find something that was outside of our regular cashflow to bring in money to pay off this loan. A class wasn't going to do it, a training wasn't going to do it, crystal sales weren't going to do it, it had to be something new.
I came to the conclusion that the only way that I could see paying off the loan was to bring in sales that were outside the norm of our regular business practices, because what we already do day to day is what keeps us in operation. So I formulated an idea based on feedback from the community, that I create and record meditations for sale. I did not want to ask for a handout, so I am asking for a hand up. I poured days into writing, recording and editing these meditations to create something that I knew could be valuable. These are meditations that have never before been heard by the public and are not available anywhere else. Recordings of my meditations are something that are often requested but was overwhelmed by how to do it. Luckily I have some good friends who helped me to figure this out and now they are easily purchased and can be downloaded to your phone or computer.
I wanted to start this project with meditations that almost everyone could relate to and so I created a series that provides something for each part of the day. What I have created is: A self love sleep story to help you to sleep and enforce positive self love messages, an anxiety busting mid day reset and a meditation to start your day off on the right side of the bed. These were crafted with my average client in mind and what they tell me that they need the most. I am sure that you will love them!
So now I ask the question that I hate to ask, will you help us?
The best way that you can help us is of course to purchase the meditations, but also share them with your community. Your friends on Facebook, your mailing lists if you have one, your family, your friends. Please share your story about how Above Average Wellness has impacted you and why you want to help us to not only survive but thrive. For this to work we need about 2000 people to purchase the series. I wanted to keep it low cost, so you can buy all three meditations for just $20 or you can purchase them individually. We will keep you updated on our progress and I will also be accepting requests for future meditations to put out. So please let us know, what type of meditations you would like to see.
I have also added a "Tip Jar" at the bottom of the page. I have a few community members that have expressed that they wish we had a tip option for when our classes, retreats and workshops exceeded expectations. I have added that at the bottom of the page, but it is done through a different platform so do not be alarmed if you are rerouted. Please only do this if you feel called to do so, I really do not want something for nothing, so please only tip if you feel like that is something that you want to do. It is important to me to provide something of value, that is why I had the idea of putting out the meditations, because it was something that I could provide that is really valuable.
This fall we had our first normal registration and it was amazing and we know that if we can find a way to pay this loan off we will thrive in years to come. We got through Covid 19, we are managing through construction and I see us truly thriving in 2024.
We are hoping that you will purchase these and that they will benefit you.
After purchasing the meditation you will be sent a link for download, make sure you check your spam folder. Then you can download them and they will be available in the files section under downloads in your phone.
Thank you so much for your support. Please share, share, share these with anyone in your life that could benefit.
3 Pack of Meditations
Get all 3 of Trista's meditations. Wake up With Gratitude, Mid Day Reset and Self Love Sleep Story for one price of just $20
Self Love Sleep Story
A story to help you drift off to sleep about a woman who is on her own self love journey.
Mid Day Reset
Join Trista in a quick 9 min reset. This is great for when you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or just plain tired!