Then, something happened. A chance came along when a friend asked me to partner with him on a new business. It was a risk, but then, staying at my job was obviously the greater risk – especially since I’d calculated 67 km/h as a good speed for a collision.
So, I did it. I dug deep, closed my eyes, took a breath and found the courage to jump off that spinning wheel.
And you know what…?
I didn’t crash. In fact, I landed on my feet.
Not the feet I’m standing on today, but two feet that would take the first steps on my not-always-straight thousand-mile journey to where I am today.
See, in the new business I came to realize the deep pleasure I got out of coaching and mentoring people. This, in turn, inspired me to get my professional coaching certificate.
Except, in my coaching, I continually came across all the same business problems I’d dealt with in my old job. All the questions about corporate goals, corporate strategy, corporate this, corporate that. There was no room for personal growth and life satisfaction, and I came to question the very belief system I’d been programmed with my entire life.
And so a new set of questions began to take over my thoughts: