Life is interesting. As humans, we are constantly evolving (at least I hope we are! )... And sometimes as we evolve, our interest in things that once ignited our passion dulls.
Has this ever happened to you?
Recently I've been wondering what else is out there. Don't get me wrong, I love helping people learn how to speak to groups to generate leads and then convert those leads into sales without being pushy or pitch-slapping the audience or prospects.
But more and more often, I've been wondering, "Is this all there is? Is this going to get me where I want to be in 3, 5, or 7 years?"
Of course, that's pretty tough to answer. My business is doing well and I love my clients. But in a couple of years, I'd like to retire and spend more time traveling and exploring the world. I'm not convinced that my coaching practice is going to be a good fit for that lifestyle.
As I've thought about adding another career path that would be more lifestyle friendly, old voices popped into my head... "Why can't you be satisfied?" "Why don't you just focus on one thing?" "You're successful. Why would you want to do anything else?"
That's when I had to seriously consider how I was feeling and ask myself, "am I running away from something or to something"?
I finally realized that if what I'm currently doing doesn't seem like a good fit for the future, then I'm actually running TO something, not running away. This realization gives me the courage to start building the lifestyle business that will serve me well in the future while I'm still serving clients in my coaching and online study programs.
It's allowing me to grow into something slowly and methodically without jumping off the cliff with both feet like I've done in the past. It feels right.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has ever experienced these feelings.
I'd love to know your thoughts and experiences... How do you know if you are running away from or to something? And how have you handled it when you found that you were running away? What changes did you make? How did you reignite your passion and purpose?
Really... I want to know!