This is my first post! I have wanted to blog for sometime now so I stopped dreaming about it and decided to do it!
What have you been dreaming about? Or have you been dreaming at all? Just recently, within the last few months, I started dreaming again. Dreaming about living happy, healthy, whole and prosperous. The thing is that I couldn’t keep dreaming about it, I had to finally take action. But before I could take action I began to seek God to get clarity in my purpose. I grew tired of doing things my way, climbing the corporate ladder only to still be unfulfilled. I have been paid well; however, after the first year or so of a new position I start to get that feeling, you know, the feeling that there has to be more to life than this!
I started looking back at previous jobs trying to see what I liked and disliked about each of them. It seemed that the jobs I liked most were the ones that I was coaching, facilitating workshops, educating, or developing others to achieve their goals or next level in life. To sum it all up, I was serving others. This brought me the greatest joy. Watching others achieve their financial goals after attending my workshops or one-on-one money management coaching sessions, assisting family and friends with problems and finding solutions, helping single mothers find the resources they needed to take better care of their children.
So, of course when I started seeking God for my purpose, he started showing me what was in me all the time. That I was born to educate, inspire, encourage, coach and mentor. The problem is that I was looking for the big paycheck instead of seeking God. There is nothing wrong with a big paycheck, please don’t get me wrong. But having the big paycheck without fulfillment left me feeling null and void. I now have an idea of my purpose, now I had to figure out how to make a living doing it. Which caused me to get stuck. I knew I was supposed to write a book, but I thought I was to write a fictional book. I would dream about the characters, their situations, etc. However, when it came time to write I would draw a blank. So I was led to find a coach. I was not on social media or anything, but I was led by God to get on twitter, then from twitter I found Periscope. Here is where I found a spirit led woman by the name of Asha Tyson. I watched her tell her story of how she overcame adversity being homeless at 17 and retired at 26. This of course caught my attention. A month or so after watching her she announced a coaching program. This was an investment I had to make. This has changed my outlook!
My coaching sessions with her identified the real reason I was stuck. FEAR. I was trying to write a fictional story because I was fearful of telling or writing my own story. My story? All my mistakes, bad decisions, issues and problems? “Yes, because you overcame them all”, Asha said. She then gave me a pre-writing assignment regarding my life. That night I wrote 10 pages! I would draw blanks before, but now the writing flows. Purpose!
Are you still dreaming? Not dreaming at all? Stuck on the “how to”part of operating in your purpose? Not moving forward because of fear? It’s time to do it! Do it in fear, do it with what you already have, do it even though things are not perfect, do it, do it do it! The world is waiting on you. Somebody somewhere is waiting to hear your story or read your blog. Maybe you need a coach or mentor to get you unstuck. Whatever it is, Do It.