How the Hell Did You Take Such a Big Leap?

One of my favourite questions to be asked is, “How the hell did you take such a big leap from marketing to this?” (insert funny, confused, squinty look). 

To give you some quick background, a few years ago I opened a full-time practice in Life Coaching and Energy Therapy, a year after being offered a well-earned role as the Director of Marketing in my 13+ year career in the marketing industry.  So, the confused faces are to be expected when people inquire as to how and why. 

So here is the story behind my leap…

Research shows that the body is a better indicator of truth than the mind.  Just think ‘lie detector test’ and you get the picture. The body never lies and our heart is our compass and my compass knew where the hell it wanted to go, I just ignored it for decades. I could literally hear my body whisper daily for years, “mmm no, this isn’t it, you are meant to do something else”. Failing to listen to my body answered why I was so unhappy for years… I had become accustom to not being me, to not following what I love most in life and denying myself what lights me up every day.

So, there I was, the day my mind met its match… I was about 2 months into Dr. Martha Beck’s Coach Training program and an undeniable feeling was taking place, my heart was leaping out of my chest on a daily basis, as my body illustrated its passion for what truly felt like my ultimate purpose in life.

It wasn’t long before I had mapped out a plan to make it all happen, a new business venture that is.  Fear and logic would say, “NO!!! What are you doing? Are you out of your mind? You can’t leave this lucrative marketing career and you certainly can’t just start a business like that!”. 

 My mind loved to run wild but it was very hard to hear over the sound of my heart and my heart was clearly screaming, “YES!!! Start the damn business!  Believe in yourself! Embrace the entrepreneur and passionate soul that you truly are!  F@ck the rest of this sh@t!”.   Well, my heart may not have said that last part but you catch my drift.

So, I wholeheartedly (pun intended) took the leap and the reason I love answering the question is because I get to tell the story of the BEST decision I have ever made and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t grow more and more passionate about what I do and in following my heart. Doing what you love is truly what you SHOULD be doing.

So, in closing what I would like to offer is, find what you love and if it points in the direction of something completely different than what you have been doing… don’t be afraid to follow your heart and especially do not be afraid to take the leap when you hear it scream, “it’s go time!”. 

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
— Steve Jobs

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