Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness.” Caroline Myss
Can you relate to the above statement? I know I do. For over 10 years I was working 60-75 hours a week, as an independent Real Estate coach/mentor/trainer, which left me little time for the life I was supposed to be creating. I began to ask myself several life changing questions; “Is this it? Is this all there is? How do I take control of my life and career?
In my most stressful moments I found myself shouting “God, I just want a good life, I want to be financially successful and secure. I want to have fun. I want to travel. I want to be authentic in my daily life and business. I want time to think and be still, I just want to be happy!”
Have you ever heard of the old adage “be careful what you wish for?”
I got what I asked for, and not exactly in the way I imagined. I had a total hip replacement and it was the first time in my adult life that I was at the mercy of others. I depended on others for my meals, getting dressed, a glass of water, and going to the bathroom. To be clear on the word “still” I was home bound for two and half months while my beautiful, young Mom of 79 years cared for me. I “still” kept my crazy schedule from bed, physical therapy, and working with clients. You know what I’m talking about, multi-tasking and proud of it! Work first, me second. That’s the way I set it up. Guess you’ve probably figured out by now I was a full blown, type “A” personality. My state of mind and story were creating a strategy for disaster.
During my “still” time it became crystal clear, that I was caught in the limited thinking that so many people experience. My passion is working with entrepreneurs. It is exhilarating, building a successful business, consulting, guiding, coaching, implementing, and moving businesses forward to exceed the client’s goals. What a rush! I love my career, and there were no boundaries between work and life in general, life was work, work was life. Family and social life revolved around, intertwined with or worse yet, took a back seat to my work schedule. I actually prided myself on the fact that I told my clients “I am available 24/7”. I was of the belief that I was offering “the extra mile” customer service. I prided myself on starting my work day at 4 a.m., I actually took calls from clients at 6 a.m. in the morning…I know, crazy.
Where was this craziness getting me? Yes, I had done well financially, exceeding my financial goals; but at what price? It wasn’t until I was FORCED to be still did I realize I was unhappy, unfilled and had exchanged profit for purpose. I had no personal life. In my heart of hearts, I was asking the question, “What am I supposed to be doing”? My life physically had changed with the surgery and now it was time to change my life mentally as well. It was past time for me to be true to myself and create a life that included all that I had secretly been praying and wishing for.
There are no accidents. This little book showed up with an unusual name, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. As I read the book this quote was a constant throughout. “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”
Ahh…confirmation! As scary as it was, I knew only I could create the change. I got still and finally listened to my own thoughts from with-in. I knew the time had come. Transformation had already begun!
Now is time for your transformation to begin. I look forward to hearing your story, hearing the vision you have for yourself, and your business and sharing a proven process to help you with your transformation.