I'm quitting my job (again).
For those who know a bit about my history, it might not be shocking news that I've decided to leave my current 9-5 and become a full-time life coach.
Maybe it's not really that surprising, but please don't think that means that it's not scary. Quite the contrary - it's scary as hell.
This job was a good job.
I worked from home every day, had a steady paycheck and I knew that I did my job well. In fact, my bosses were my friends and at this company I felt valued.
And leaving this job feels a bit like going off to college.
The "faraway" kind of college where you forgo the family dinners and free laundry you could have had if you'd just gone somewhere closer to home.
In other words, it's the scary kind of change that demands you leave the safety of what you know and those who love you, to spread your wings and become what you're meant to be.
It's the kind that forces you to create your own special place in this world instead of fitting into a space someone else has already created.
Why go through all that? Why not stay where it feels safe and comfortable?
Because this kind of change is also the really exciting kind of change. The kind that is filled with limitless possibilities and the freedom that comes with them.
I did my job well and I loved my team.
I couldn't stop yearning for something more. Something that made me come alive.
My heart wants bigger things for me.
Like becoming a full-time life coach that helps others change their own lives.
So here I am, clipping away at the safety net below me. Preparing to leap because I know I'm meant for something on the other side. And the only way to get there is to jump.
Exciting. Scary. Overwhelming. Magical.
It's all of these rolled up into one grand adventure. And that's ok. Good things can be both scary and exciting at the same time.
In fact, if you're waiting for things to be easy, your moment might never come.
Some of you reading this might be thinking "oh, she's so brave, but I could never do something like that."
But that is so wrong.
What if I told you that I currently have just $8,000 in my savings account?
That the townhouse in Atlanta that I rent out has been sitting vacant for over 2 months, even after $5,000 in repairs?
That I'm still working to build my coaching business and it currently doesn't come close to replacing my corporate income?
That I'm new to this world of entrepreneurship, and I have no idea if I will be able to make it all work?
But I'm not waiting for things to be easy. And you don't have to either.
I believe in us both.
I want you to think about your "thing" - what are you longing to do but keep putting off because it doesn't seem easy, safe or logical?
Now, ask yourself...
"What if it never feels easy? What if it never feels safe? How will it feel to be at the end of my life and know I that was too scared to try?
If you don't like your answer to that question, I've got one last question...
Care to join me?