There was a time when I had completed my Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, been hired at one of the top hospitals in the country, had become proficient in treating the most complex cases, and thrived in all specialty areas in my field. 7 years of focused schooling, endless study hours, the best internships and ‘starter jobs’ I could find to climb my way up and there I was.
I had completed the highest career goal I had set for myself. At age 27.
Instead of relaxing into my final destination I was irritated with the wonderment of ‘Where do I go from here?’
This is the career trap for us creators, explorers, and seekers. The path of knowledge, skill acquisition and self-development is not one that ties up in a neat bow. Meeting your goals, without the possibility of more forward momentum, creates an uncomfortable rub. Like a dress that is two sizes too small, we squirm and fidget constantly, pulling at the edges hoping to find some space left to grow into.
The way I saw it I had two choices – I could continue with this friction of the finish line or I could create a new path for myself. So onward I went.
I chose to add ‘side jobs’ based on activities and alternative modalities that I loved. I began with teaching yoga on the weekends. I led meditation groups. I discovered energy work and began to provide bodywork sessions. I became a life coach using the tools I learned in each system. I moved away from the brick-and-mortar structure and started to hold on-line programs. Those lead to invitations for me to travel for in-person workshops and events internationally.
On and on the path unfolded before me. Each choice I made and every action I took lead to a new opening – sometimes very surprising ones.
Now, here I am 10 years later: a bestselling author with a multi-award-winning book, running my own global online business, facilitating classes and life coaching sessions, all while still working my 9-5. However, now I actually manage the department at the hospital where I work as the Speech Pathology Clinical Coordinator.
Life is full and I’m blazing a trail of my own making. I’m happy. I’m fulfilled. I’m making the impact I know I’m here to make, while having fun!
I want this for you, too.Which is why I created my 12-week program, to short-cut your path to fulfillment so you save time, energy, money and frustration while increasing your confidence and clarity right away, with greater ease, so you, too, can blaze your own trail.