Today marks 4 years of FREEDOM from day jobs and answering to bosses.
But before you break out the champagne and cheers me, I have a story to share.
Because before I got free, I had to experience a wake up call that I will never forget.
I had recently moved to Hawaii and I was invited on one of those zodiac boats (the ones which look like a raft with a motor) for a ‘fun little ride’.
The driver of the boat was my neighbor and unbeknownst to me, he was a bit of a show off.
I’ll spare you the play-by-play but basically he pushed that motor to an extreme and the way the boat hit a wave after catching air caused the rubber to tear my left ankle to pieces.
I had to get reconstructive surgery and I was off my feet for 7 months.
I’m a big believer in ‘taking responsibility’ for my results and I intuitively I knew there was a deeper meaning to this experience and that it was not ‘just an accident’.
After doing some soul searching I found it: I was not following my calling (to help people) and the universe was letting me know I was off course.
With this awareness staring me in the face, I knew exactly what I was supposed to do (I had been considering coaching for years): I took the plunge and enrolled in a coach certification program.
The rest as they say… is history.
I can’t even imagine what my life would be like right now if I hadn’t listened.
So what’s the moral of this story?
Life is leading us to where we’re meant to be. And when we get off course, we get wake up calls to get us back on.
But we have to listen.
What’s devastating to me is seeing so many people call everything in their life that doesn’t fit into ‘their plans’ an ‘accident’.
There are no accidents.
Just like an acorn, from birth we contain in us the un-manifested potential of our magnificence.
And when we get off course, getting back on is just a question of taking responsibility and listening to our heart.
Anyway, that ‘accident’ lead me to what today is true freedom.
I have a booming business doing what I love, making a difference in people’s lives, working only 3 days a week!!
And for that I am eternally grateful.
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