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Is this what my life is going to be - taking care of everyone else? Why am I complaining? Life was supposed to be great! The business we built from the ground up just SOLD. After 23 years, this should be an exciting time! It’s what most entrepreneurs’ dream of: a great offer, the chance to pursue other opportunities. The business will no longer be dictating our lives I can now spend more time with my kids. Spend more time doing the things I have been wanting to pursue.
Not me. I was scared; Panicking. What was I going to do with myself?
I’m not the type to sit around and do nothing: I’m not the stay at home type, plus my kids are teenagers (they don’t want/need me around). I like being creative, and being a part of something.
The real truth comes out and I need to face it.
My hiding place is being taken away — my excuse for not going places or doing the extra projects.
My friends will find out I’m not that interesting, I’m not that good at business either. I’m not much. I just got lucky. How will I keep up this charade. The doubt, the fear and the feeling of insecurity was overwhelming and somewhat paralyzing. I felt I had so much more to lose if I tried something new. What if it didn’t work, what if I failed.
Crazy right! I know.
Within a month I threw myself into a real estate rehab project. The project took up some time so I didn’t really deal with what was in my head – hmm, I sold that and made a little money. Maybe I am better than I thought. I was all over the place. I was unsettled, agitated and it was reflecting in my relationship with my family. I was impatient, less understanding and trying to manage their lives. Easier than looking at myself.
My husband came to me an idea for a new business; and wanted my input. We work better together – it seems we were both struggling to find our way; why don’t we do this together? YAY, I’m saved again! I don’t have to deal with me and what I’m going through. . I’m being creative, contributing and learning so much! All is good!
That didn’t last long - the newness wore off quickly and it hit me – I don’t want to do this –. I feel empty, I feel guilty, I’m not being honest; to this new venture or to my husband. I’m not honoring myself.
I wanted something more.
I wanted something I could sink my teeth into something with purpose. I wanted to make a difference.
I just didn’t know what that looked like.
It was time for me to stand on my own two feet, time to find out what I wanted.
It was time for me to take responsibility for my happiness.
No more hiding in the roles of : Mother, wife, business owner. Time to be me!
This was going to be difficult on my own. I needed help! I was so confused and didn’t know how to clear my thoughts or where to start. At this point I was impatient, I didn’t want to waste anymore time. So I hired a coach.
Someone who could help me gain clarity and find a path to forge ahead.
One of the first questions she asked; “Are you giving back to your community?” I had worked in fundraising for my children’s schools and a few charities, but I didn’t want to do that any longer – I wanted to do something where I could make a difference.
I began volunteering at a shelter for abused and neglected children. Quickly I felt inadequate, scared and ill prepared for this. How could I relate to these children? How could I make a positive difference in their lives? I also realized that I was grateful for my life, family, friends and with their support and encouragement I could help these young people. I wanted to find a way to connect.
I enrolled in a Strategic Intervention coaching program that would allow me to quickly assess the problem and pursue a path to overcome it. It gave me the ability to speak to the children about looking to their future and help them understand their past; their doesn’t have to determine who they are or their future. This course also made me look at myself and address my issues. First I had to get clear on what I wanted my life to look like, what I wanted. With clarity I then could focus on how I would accomplish this. The idea of having a plan along with the volunteer work gave me more confidence and a sense of knowing that I would be ok. The feelings of not being ENOUGH, inadequacy, fear and doubt are gone. After many months of working on myself with my coach by my side. It was crystal clear – this is what I was meant to do: this is how I was going to help people. This is how I was going to make a difference other people’s lives. This is now my Purpose. Today I walk confidently and with purpose knowing that I can pursue my dreams, “My All” and do it with Purpose.
This is now my mission; as Women we are naturally caregivers and we put others needs ahead of our own. Consequently, this means we don’t find or share our magic, or pursue our dreams. My goal is to help you find your Magic, your Thing, turn it into profits and live your life with Purpose! You can have it all, with Purpose!
Contact me today and let’s find your Passion, build a business and get paid to live with purpose and enjoy your freedom. Do what you love and find a way to get paid for it.