Kushla Chadwick grew up in New Zealand in a house of nine people with her parents, grandfather and five siblings and was taught to be studious and work from as young as she can remember.
She got her first job at the age of eleven, as a paper-girl and would roll the papers, put them on her bike and deliver them 4 days a week. In addition to her paper-run, from the age of seven, Kushla did speed-skating with her brother Dean. “We trained so hard – 6 days a week and travelled most weekends for competitions, but I loved it so much. Our Mum was our coach and she taught us to ‘ never quit ‘ and ‘ there’s no such thing as I can’t ‘ which have just stayed with me through life, in everything. Particularly in my family and business”.
After being a stay-at-home full-time Mother of three daughters for 7 years, Kushla found her health and the health of her family were suffering and she was even diagnosed with male-pattern baldness. This was her wake-up call to take better care of her whole families health and she started back into the world of natural health that she had been accustomed to as a child.
From there she developed her own Natural Health business seeing clients one-on-one or in small workshops but as she began studying how to leverage her time and market her business better, she began to ‘fall-in-love’ with the world of marketing and entrepreneurialism.
“Eventually I had to transition into teaching other female entrepreneurs; especially Mums. I think being an entrepreneur is such a solution based business model. When done with the right intention it serves as a solution to many family, community and global issues. I just wouldn’t have it any other way”.
Q1: What gives you an involuntary smile when you think about it?
A lot of things. One really warming thought is a collection of memories of my husband and daughters laughing together. That’s my favourite thing to watch.
Another is the thought of my family travelling to give service in impoverished countries for a year. My husbands good with tools and the thought of him using that skill to help others is pretty hot!
Another is a funny memory of me falling all the way down the stairs in the movie cinema (including the landing in the middle of the stair case) when I was on a date. I tried to stop my fall the whole way down and couldn’t but managed to be great entertainment for the ticket guy!
Q2: What has had the most significant impact on you?
Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints reaches into every nook and cranny of my life. Every day is fueled with purpose for me and I feel like ‘come what may’, I have an optimism for life,it’s beauty as it is and for it’s possibilities.
Q3: Which place have you been to that has changed how you see the world?
I went to Vancouver, Washington in The States (with only $200 in my pocket) because I wanted to go to a Bob Proctor seminar. I learnt a lot in the seminar but I learnt a lot by watching all the people – what I really came home with was a big reminder…
…that we are all connected. We are all brothers and sisters with our struggles and joys.
Q4: What’s a question you cannot answer?
Off the top of my head – what does pi equal. I know it’s 3.1 something, something, something.
Q5: What irritates you the most?
People who are easily irritated, lol.
Q6: How has your definition of success evolved?
Since my early twenties, I have always felt like success in the home is the first priority and that remains true. No success out of the home can compensate for failure in it.
What has evolved in my definition of success, is that it has softened. Big Successes are made of many small and almost imperceptible successes at times.
I think someone is successful if they are on the path that aligns with their own unique highest values, regardless of how far along the path they are.
Q7: Who have you learned the most from?
Q8: When you see an aspiring entrepreneur that reminds you of yourself, what are they like?
They are light-hearted, they listen, they take action quickly and aren’t afraid to stuff it up.
Q9: If you had one learning to impart to the world, what would it be?
Be ridiculously, foolishly, kind and compassionate – to others and yourself. It may feel wrong sometimes but it will set you right in the end.
Q10: What does it take for you to say ‘yes’?
It differs – sometimes it’s a concise invitation that is mutually beneficial. Other times it could be the ‘worst delivery of an invitation to do something’ ever, but if my heart says yes or I get a certain, very particular feeling – then it’s yes regardless.
How to contact Kushla:
Email: support @ abodyrevolution.com for general enquiries