A couple of years ago I jumped!
I left my job with no back-up plan- to be honest I didn’t even have a plan to begin with.
But I knew in my heart I couldn’t go on the way I was. I was miserable. I was sinking. And deep down I knew I had to let go and just jump!
Jumping without a plan isn’t something I recommend- at least have some kind of parachute.
But for my situation I needed to go cold turkey and start anew.
I remember sitting in my then boss’ office trying to explain why I was leaving. My eyes stung with hot tears- I was trying hard to keep them back (because who on earth want’s to cry in front of their boss?!)- but I knew I was deciding on a path I needed to travel.
It’s been four years since.
I wish I could say it’s been easy- that I found my Eat Pray Love moment and everything, including “my liver” is constantly smiling.
I wish I could. But I won’t. Because that wouldn’t be true.
It has been anything but easy.
Today I jokingly told my friend, “There’ve been times I marked RIP on my dreams…” It happens when going after what you love. It’s not as easy as you hope. But my Gosh has it been worth it!
I wouldn’t be who I am right now had I stayed where I was four years ago-
Every day I receive messages from people who tell me what my work means to them-
As a Personal Branding coach I’ve come to learn that Personal Branding is not about arrogance- It’s not about flaunting who you are as though the sun, earth and moon should worship you- Personal Branding is about connecting with you who you are, honouring that and choosing to discover how what is on the inside of you can be of service to others.
I’ve learned to earn money doing what I love- that’s what successful Personal Branding does. I continue to be dedicated to learning even more every single day because I know that I have what so many want but don’t have- the opportunity to give my all to what I was designed to do.
I was telling a few people yesterday that I still get so excited seeing money coming into my account from work I did that is 100% a reflection of who I am.
When I think of my journey it spurs me on to encourage others to go after what they truly want to do with their lives.
Again I don’t recommend jumping blindly- have a plan. But do plan to give the beat of your heart all you know how.
It won’t be easy. Those stories of overnight success are just that- stories.
The thing is the hard work and all it will require of you to achieve your dreams isn’t much different from working a regular job making someone else rich. Why not use that precious energy to empower you, build something that’s yours that will not only bless you financially but in it’s purest form impact the lives of others as well?
I’ve built my business around equipping others to achieve their dreams. Because I know that if a once upon a time stay-at-home mom like me, who had no business acumen when she started out can do it- anyone can.
Today, right this moment, I dare you to ask Yourself what would happen if you jumped?
P.S. If you’ve been feeling the urge to jump click here for a parachute 🙂