I was talking with some friends I used to work with recently and I realised that it is exactly six years since I left a job in finance that I hated.
At the time, I thought that I simply needed to move to another company to be happy – the same kind of role in a different organisation. So I made a move and very soon realised that it wasn’t the company that was the problem, it was the actual work I was doing.
Arggh! What was I to do? I knew I wasn’t happy, but I had no idea what to do next.
My subconscious mind must have been on the look-out for the next step, because very soon I went to health-spa and saw a talk by a hypnotherapist. Although she was pretty eccentric and I had never experienced hypnotherapy before, I was struck by what she had to say.
The idea that words can have such a potent effect (either positively or negatively) on our minds and the choices we make in life – this stuck with me.
I just knew that I had to retrain as a hypnotherapist and I was so unhappy in my job that I was willing to listen to my inner voice.
I made my decision and that was that. I followed my instinct and left my job to start training as a hypnotherapist (my employers thought I was bonkers btw!)
Was it easy? Well, the initial decision was fairly easy, but the process since certainly hasn’t been.
Do I regret making the leap? Nope! That jump has taken me on a path that I could never have envisioned.
Along the way I met my husband, moved house, started my own business, have worked with many wonderful clients and met the most amazing, inspirational people.
If someone had told me where that initial step would lead, I wouldn’t have believed them.
But here I am and I keep taking steps along my path.
So, why am I sharing this with you?
Well, often I speak to friends or work with clients and they tell me how unhappy they are in their current situation. I wonder if it’s the same for you right now?
Maybe you detest your job and get that sinking Monday-morning feeling at the beginning of each week?
Perhaps you feel lost or stuck in your relationship?
Maybe you lie awake at night thinking there must be more to life and wondering how you ended up where you are right now?
I wonder if you find yourself reasoning that you will just, ‘See how it goes’, ‘Give it some time’ and ‘Wait and see if it gets better’.
Now I’m all for taking personal responsibility and not blaming your unhappiness on anyone else. But that doesn’t mean you have to stay in a situation where you’re not happy.
If you’re feeling dissatisifed, discontented, stuck or downright pissed-off at the moment, there is a reason.
Maybe your soul is calling out to you, ‘Hey, you could do something different you know? There is SO much more for you – there’s so much more you could have, do and be.’
Listen, can you hear it?
Your inner voice. Your inner wisdom. Your higher self.
What is she saying to you?
What is she calling you to do?
What would happen if you listened and took action?
Yes, it might be scary. Yes, it might not lead where you expect. But what are the implications if you stay where you are right now?
Weeks, months, even years of being unhappy.
Seriously? Are you prepared to put up with that?
Listen to your inner knowing.
Maybe you know what the next step is? And if you don’t right now, set your intention to look out for it.
Very soon, you will receive a sign, your next step will become clear. I promise.
I’m not especially brave or entrepreneurial. I just took that initial jump and followed on from there.
If you feel deep-down that you want to make a change, you can do it!
And if you want some help to make that leap? If this post has resonated with you and you would like the chance to explore your next step, then I would LOVE to offer you a complimentary Clarity Call with me.
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