For the last 4 months or so I have been contemplating what my career would/could look like if I completely reinvented it where the focus was on personal freedom rather than work. Or how I could travel the world and not work at all and yet monetize my travels.
While I most certainly get that when you love what you do it doesn’t feel like work, to some degree that’s true, however it’s also BS. To have anything substantial in life you are going to have to work AND the time you spend doing what you love will also include time doing things you don’t love. Let’s be real.
I have enjoyed coaching and mentoring thousands upon thousands of women (and a few great men) in my 20 year career. My journey has been enlightening to say the very least. I have learned so much from my clients and about myself over the years and the rewards have been immense. I have become very clear on what I want and don’t want throughout those years also. I truly light up on stage and when I am helping someone, one on one, bring their vision to the world.
As my company has grown (and it’s grown a ton in the last few years) my roles have changed a bit. My duties have multiplied and at times so has my stress level. As I spend my days, weeks and years, managing our four kids, our philanthropic work and super busy life, I often ask myself the question, what does success REALLY look like to me? And while I believe money has a LOT to do with your level of freedom, there are many other aspects to freedom I feel I have been compromising due to an unclear picture of what success REALLY looked like for me.
I have always felt it’s my vital duty to deliver a thousand percent more than what my clients ever expect of me and I take great pride in that but sometimes I lay in bed at night asking myself the question, “where do YOU fit into all of this?” I start reciting to myself all the things I teach my clients about passive income and freedom and I then begin the cycle of sadness that my freedom has escaped me because if I am not driving this massive train, everything comes to a screeching halt.
I do have a dream team, a pretty large one at that, I do delegate and the majority of the time, I am enjoying all that I do and most certainly all who have come into my life as clients. But if I don’t keep pondering the question, “there must be a better way” I will continue to allow great opportunities for growth, better ways to leverage my time and potential new avenues to pass me by.
Sometimes in life and business I think we get so stuck inside the frame that we cannot see the picture. It’s only through the collaboration with people I greatly respect and look up to that I realize there are MANY alternative paths to the same goal. I have also come to see that I can continue to keep doing what I am doing but in a far more efficient way.
In my soul (and as been proven by my work) I know I can monetize anything. It’s truly a gift. But what that will look like in the next few years – I am still a bit unsure of. It’s crossed my mind many of times to travel and speak around the globe with no plan per se on how the money will come, but to trust in faith that it will come.
I envision a world where everyone keeps their word and agreements can be made on a handshake. I desire to see trust, loyalty and love for one another in a way that icky contracts are not needed. I desire to have an impact in a big way but I also feel that being a minimalist and living a very simple life are also in my cards.
So why am I sharing all this today? Because I am certain that if I am feeling this way, you may be also. I also value my tribe and felt the need to let you know that things will be going through a metamorphosis in my world. It’s may be messy at times, but that’s ok. I know God has great plans for me and much of where I am right now, marinating, is because I am waiting on him to show me the next steps.
I have decided that this will be the final year I will host Emerge Event 2015 and I will also be reinventing the way I work with clients sometime in the next 18 months or so. I am sharing this with you today because I truly do have it all. I have an amazing husband, 4 healthy wonderful kids, a beautiful house, a thriving business, lots of favor from God and truly a great life and yet at times, I still have a feeling of being incomplete or unsureness inside. I think that feeling goes hand in hand with being a visionary and always looking at things and seeing how they can be improved so it’s not a bad thing.
Being stuck can happen at EVERY level in life. And while I don’t necessarily feel stuck, I feel the insatiable desire to just be. To just continue to marinate in my juices and continue to ponder what brings me joy, what doesn’t and where I see myself in the coming years. As I figure all this out, I hope you will stay in the loop with me and join me in my life travels. We are in this thing called life together and none of us are getting out of here alive so we might as well figure out how to enjoy our time the best way we all can see possible.
I want you to know that I am here for you if you at all ever feel like I have. It’s very cathartic to me to help someone else along on their journey as it often reveals to me the answers that I need to hear. We can do this friends. We can be and become all that our hearts desire. Stay tuned for more as I go deeper next week livestream from my home where we can chat together.
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I love you and wish you well.