by Marjorie Favuzzi
After I lost my job, I knew that I didn’t want to just get another high stress position. I couldn’t find anything that seemed to fit my resume and my requirements for a more balanced life. The time off had allowed me reestablish my relationship with my family, and I wasn’t willing to compromised that, again.
Maybe I should open my own business? My head told me that I couldn’t possibly do that because I wasn’t organized enough, I didn’t know enough, I couldn’t earn enough, blah blah blah. My inner critic was dooming me to fail before I even started!
I felt like I had hit a wall. I didn’t know what to do. I threw up my hands and said to the Universe “I can’t do this anymore, I need help!” Then an opportunity opened up when two Life Coaches invited me to join a two year training program called Dare to Dream. It felt like my recently deceased father had handed me a lifeline and I accepted.
That decision transformed my life. Throughout the training, I was able to learn tools, see a much wider perspective and draw upon my talents. I rediscovered my inner strengths and moved through the challenges. I saw that I was much more than a worker bee and that my job didn’t have to define who I was. I learned that I didn’t have to have all the answers to start on the path of having my own business.
A quote from Martin Luther King Jr. came to me, “you don’t need to see the top of the staircase to take the first step.” This was a decision that opened me up to my highest, most authentic self and I was called to open my own business, Success In Hand.
This was my next act, and I was so grateful that I hadn’t rushed into getting another job. I had faced my inner critic and developed a program called Turning I Can’t Into I CAN!® Systems and Tools for Success.
I was much happier with life, work, myself, and yet there was something else that was calling me to cross the bridge to an even brighter career.
Stay tuned for part 4, the end of the story, tomorrow.
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