How did you become the Savvy Sister that you are today?
I’m Haley — single mama of 2 boys and transformational hypnotherapist. My mission is to help support women in releasing the fears, limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviors that hold us back from success and true happiness. Coming from a long line of disempowered women, I had a hunger early on in life to break a lot of patterning in my family around poverty, divorce and mental health issues. I found that even though I wanted to create a better life for myself, I always found a way back into a dark place of struggle, either financially or trapped in a toxic relationship or battling depression. I felt as though I couldn’t escape my past, no matter how hard I tried. By chance, I found hypnotherapy and it completely changed my life.
Understanding how the mind works to recreate patterns until they are healed from the root allowed me to bypass a life of struggle and recreate myself. Now I share that same gift with other women and moms who feel lost, overwhelmed and exhausted by life; who aren’t getting anywhere with therapy or medication or coaching programs promising a life of freedom.
Until we heal our unconscious belief systems, we will sabotage our success, health and relationships again and again. Now my mission is to liberate as many women as possible through the power of hypnotherapy.
What keeps you going when things get tough?
Humans are motivated by two things: pain or pleasure. For a long time I was running from the pain of my past. I think a lot of women can relate when I say that I refused to be like my own mother. We have a great relationship today but I didn’t want to go through the same struggles she did (married at 21, 4 kids by 27, divorced 4 times, struggling as a single mom, etc.). This fear propelled me forward to start my first business and “prove” something of myself. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to stop running away from my past; to embrace my roots and the story of who I am and where I come from.
Now I’m motivated by the life I am creating for my two boys (although one is still in utero as I type this). I’ve been incredibly blessed to have two children and while it’s cliché to say, they are my greatest gifts and without them, I wouldn’t be half as motivated in my business or in life. My mission is to show women all over that, yes, you can be a single mom and be powerful AF — you can be whoever you want to be and pain doesn’t have to have space in your life. Women especially have a close relationship with struggle and sacrifice — well I call B.S. on that. You can be as wealthy, healthy and surrounded by love as you CHOOSE. It just takes a little healing.
What's one of the biggest lessons you've learned since starting your own business?
That it’s not about me. As I mentioned earlier, I used to be motivated by fear of ending up like my mother — struggling as a divorced, single mom. So my business was originally created to bolster my own ego and “prove” I wasn’t her. To who? I’m not even sure.
Creating from this space of “I’m not enough and I just need to prove that I am” backfired and I spent thousands and thousands on courses trying to learn more strategies and funnels and mindset work to make my business work. Once I surrendered my own ego and shifted to serving, I quickly tripled my income. But at that point, the money didn’t matter anymore. Funny how that works.
So my greatest lesson was putting myself aside in order to just SERVE the women who needed my help. That one shift opened the door to way more success and fulfillment and satisfaction.
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give younger you?
Younger me was really hard-headed and oblivious, so I’m not sure. I think she needed a good shaking, overall. But I would just tell her that she’s good enough, that she would leave that toxic relationship eventually and finally find her voice. I would just reassure her that she’s on the right path and to keep going, no matter what.
What are three of your greatest strengths?
Love, healing and understanding.
What's your go to stress reliever?
Meditation — specificially by Joe Dispenza
What's something you're currently celebrating?
I’m really grateful to be a single mom. It’s taken a lot of strength to carve out a life on my own and there were moments I felt like I’d made a huge mistake. But I’m grateful to have the strength and the support to stand on my own and still thrive. It’s a gift to stand alone and it takes a hell of a lot of strength. But I didn’t get here without support so I’m also grateful for my support system 💖
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