It’s been three and a half years since I walked away from a six-figure job that was no longer aligned with my soul. I didn’t have a solid plan about where I was headed, but I knew something had to change. I needed to get out of the job.
On some level I knew what I wanted to do. I’d known it for more than twenty years. For the most part, it was a secret I rarely talked about.
But the dream never went away, no matter how far I stuffed it down. It was always there in the background, waiting for the perfect moment to yell, “IT’S TIME”!
When I’d exhausted all the options; when I’d weighed every pro and con; when I knew for certain the stress of my job would eventually kill me, I surrendered.
In the surrender, my dream was allowed to surface.
A simple question from my executive coach was the turning point. “If you could do anything, what would you do?” She said, “Money is not a factor.”
“Anything?” I said. “If money isn’t an issue, then I’d do readings for people”.
“Like psychic readings?” I could hear the surprise in her voice. It’s not quite what an executive coach is expecting to hear from her client running a multi million dollar organization.
I get it.
What she didn’t know is that every time I sat across from a psychic at a reading, I always wanted to be doing what they were doing. I wanted to be the one on the other side of the table helping the client gain more clarity and understanding in their life.
…and they always asked me why I was there, since I already knew what they were telling me.
Admitting that bit of truth to my coach was one thing. Walking away from a six-figure job and building a life and business around doing readings was another.
Most people didn’t know I was psychic. I creatively disguised my psychic abilities as helpful input and thoughtful questions. Still I couldn’t deny what was happening around me. My health, my relationships, and my world was a hot mess. Every day felt like a struggle.
I knew exactly where it was all leading (remember, the psychic part?) and I wasn’t listening.
The Universe had to turn me upside down and forcefully shake the truth out of my pockets for me to listen.
I still wasn’t sure how I’d make it all work. I had no idea how I’d replace the salary and align my life with the spiritual path I’d been on for decades.
But it didn’t matter. I knew that it was all happening “for me”, not “to me”. It was time to listen.
Is there a time in your life when you knew you were no longer where you were meant to be? How did you know? What was happening? I’d love to hear your story. Comment below and let me know.
Stay tuned to the blog for what happened next.