The Other Side of Fear
Have you ever thought of the other side of fear?
7 years ago this March, I hit a major speed bump in my life. Some of you know my story because you’ve heard it in one of my talks. For those that don’t, here are the cliff notes.
I was 45, and working in a high powered, high pressure position with a local company. I didn’t know it at the time, but the stress and pressure were taking a major toll on my physical health. One day I got a wake up call (thank goodness) and became violently ill with viral meningitis. Apparently I had allowed my stress level to significantly eat away at my immune system.
I was living with a fierce sense of worry that never went away. My body declared that it had endured enough, and I landed in the ER in the most pain my body had ever experienced. This experience marked the beginning of my new life, as contrary to what I believed would happen, I lived to tell about it.
During my recovery, I lost my job. I know many of you have experienced job loss - it can be such a blow to self esteem and self worth. It was no different for me. Of course, in hindsight, the illness and the job loss were both gifts for me, inspiring me to finally figure out what I was really here on earth do do. (It sure didn’t feel like that at the time.)
Eventually, we all arrive at a certain crossroads in our life where we wonder “Is this it? Is this all there is for me?” For me it was prompted by a crisis, which I know now is quite common. At this point, the voice that asked me to reconsider my life became impossible to ignore.
Since March of 2006, I’ve not only gotten clear about my purpose, I’ve also done a great deal of work to uncover my true self. I’m excited about life - and more clear about the direction I’m heading into than ever before.
I’m inspired to work with people who are navigating this same place in their own lives, intimately understanding the challenges that come with it. I know that were it not for the coaching and mentoring I have experienced during this past 7 years, I would not be who I am today.
Maybe you’re in this place now... at this kind of crossroads?
If you are, I’d like to encourage you to boldly step through the fear you have, because you’re going to love what’s on the other side. Trust me. I can see so clearly now, and I am liberated forever from a small, uninspired life.
If you’d like to explore what it would be like to have a guide with you on this path, I’m just an email or a phone call away. Go HERE to initiate potentially the most important conversation you have ever had.
What if having this conversation with me propels you into having the courage to create your own magnificent life? And if the time is not right now, when will it be?