Do you have a big idea that keeps nagging at you that you try to ignore?
Perhaps it's a feeling that you should be doing something different with your life.
Perhaps it's a sense that you should be putting your hat in the ring for that C-suite role.
Perhaps it's your intuition telling you to explore living in that country you've always dreamed about.
But your practical side kicks in—
“Don't be ridiculous! You've got too many commitments where you are now.”
“Who are you to do step off the hamster wheel?”
“Better to be safe than sorry! What if you fail?”
How many times have you ignored your intuition, the rational, executive function of your brain kicking in with all sorts of reasons why you shouldn't?
It's happened to me several times.
For example, my intuition fair screamed at me to get out of a relationship. My head brain totally talked my heart and gut brains out of doing anything about it for several months; the delay caused a lot of damage, financially and emotionally.
This time, I stopped resisting something that's been nagging at me for years...
I'm writing this in the funky local café in my new Auckland neighbourhood, blazing winter sun, great coffee and music, and feeling like letting go of the resistance to return to NZ was completely the right thing to do. There are even French people working in the café so I can maintain my fluency!
I've been away from my native New Zealand for around 17 years and for a lot of that time something was pulling at me to return, but I talked louder to drown out the background noise. The thought of moving back was scary, and there were so many reasons not to do it. I don't regret being away for all that time at all. The experiences I've had have been priceless and I'll be forever connected to France and the other side of the world;
But this time I had a bodily response when the decision dropped. I could feel it in my body...
It was time...
and, I didn't fight it.
Since arriving just one month ago back in my home town of Auckland, New Zealand, opportunities are opening up—including one that has surprised even me that I might pursue (more on that later if it comes to fruition!)
The learning is that...
Resistance is futile!
Whatever it is you're resisting, that thing that keeps nagging at you will keep on at you, causing you heartache, troubled nights, a feeling of being directionless until you surrender.
Having taken leaps of faith many times before to change my life in some way—relocations (several), new careers and jobs (many), new relationships (yep!), I have many experiences to share when you work with me to take the leap of faith in your own life or career.
I'm so proud of my client, Kris and the progress she has made working with me.
“I am on a course for running my own business versus being a corporate cog and I am no longer hiding behind a persona that no longer gave me the satisfaction that I once wanted from my work. Chiefly, I am now connected to my dreams and on a realistic path to make them happen...I have a purpose, a passion and a heart-felt ambition...I don't doubt I can do what I want to do. I am not sure how, but I know I will ferret out a way and plan to do so. I am excited versus daunted or untethered by the prospect of having to do this in a different way than I have ever worked before....I know for a fact I would not be where I am now if it weren't for the work I have done with Helen.”
Can you feel her energy?
I'm so excited for her! This, from a woman that not 12 months ago was facing constant threat of redundancy, experiencing high-octane work, coping with a substance abuse habit, and staring down the barrel of another 30 years of doing the same thing which scared the be-jeezus out of her.
Now, she tells me, she feels like 30 years is not enough to do what she is so energized to do!
Is it time for you stop resisting the nagging voice?
Working with me is tailored to your needs—no off-the-shelf programs—and I'll only offer to help you if I believe I can and if we're a fit. At all times, the decision to work together is whether to do so serves your best interests.
Let's talk about where you're at and what you want to achieve.
I'd love you feel the energy about your future that Kris feels.
Contact me and let's arrange a time. (No booking links—I like to keep it personal!)