“Somewhere beyond right and wrong, there’s a garden. I will meet you there” Rumi
In loving memory of CH RIP 💔🖤💔
What’s one of the best pieces of advice you have ever been given?
Mine was to find my Ikigai when I was in the process of redefining my path and kept experimenting with new business ideas.
For years, I had a deep-rooted belief that all I could do for work was the profession I was trained to do. I had invested 25 years of my life in it after-all.
So I decided to become an explorer during which time I met a lot of people from different backgrounds. I became a curious student again and asked lots of good questions. I listened to the stories of many business owners at different stages of their journey. Some were start ups, and others seasoned entrepreneurs. Every single one had a viewpoint and a perspective worth listening to.
The new insights led to the doors of wonder being opened up in my mind where my logical left brain had dominated my outcomes up until that point. It was time to allow the creative right brain to get a turn in determining my future path. It was time to think differently.
I started to question my current limiting beliefs. It was like putting new colour shades on which changed the way the world appeared! I wondered what any of those people would do if they were in my shoes?
I compiled a list of strengths and the traits others valued in me. The activities I enjoyed taking part in. I wrote a list of tasks that motivated me. To take an audit of the things I would gladly do all day every day even if I wasn’t being paid was a useful first step for sure.
I was determined to find something that made my heart sing. And that’s what I now inspire and help my clients to achieve.
I present them with three questions to open the doors of wonder:
- What would you do if you had all the time, money and resources in the world?
- How would you choose to live if you knew you had a few months to live?
- Who could you approach to seek different perspectives from?
I lost a dear friend yesterday. She championed me to the end and was an inspiration. She made everyday count because she knew the end was near. What would you do differently if you knew the end was near?
Let’s remember. You only get one life. Why not live it on your terms. How can you get the life you wish for?
Reach out and let’s have a chat