So 1 week ago I quit my job! This is only the 3rd job I have officially resigned from, the 1st where I didn’t have something concrete lined up to walk straight into and you know what, this is the 1st time I have been 100% confident in my decision to resign. Previously I had in my head that the next job “will do” and “I will make it work” and I did…until I simply couldn’t anymore. Not that there was anything bad about these previous workplaces, others were happy there. I could just say that the position wasn’t for me and I knew there was something else out there for me, I just had to know what it was. 2 years ago I went from retail into medical administration as I wanted to get in the medical space and thought this was my way to do it. My gut told me to stop pursuing jobs in that sector after I would send out multiple applications and barely hear back from any. I had maybe 2 interviews out of the countless applications and yet I still persevered, ignoring my gut. I got a “that will do” job as it was the grass is greener mentality even though I had a niggling feeling that I shouldn’t.
In the past 12 months I have done a lot of soul searching and self discovery. Early on in the process my niggling gut reminded me of being back in high school and seeing a motivational speaker and thinking that’s what I want to do. Out of fear and listening to others opinions on the matter I did not follow through. A month ago I was sitting in a room with 50 like minded people who just want to live the life they want, learning to become an NLP coach. It is here where my kinda, sorta, wanna thoughts transformed into goals. I signed up for the course to help me find this goal and it hit me in the face like a bullet train. The more I spoke about it with others, the more certain I became. My purpose in life is to help people 1 on 1 with removing their limiting beliefs and helping them achieve their goals. My other purpose is to help kids in schools, across all year levels be comfortable in themselves and the decisions about their lives.
Fast forward from last month to just over 1 week ago. I was brushing my teeth getting ready to leave for work when I had this overwhelming feeling that I needed to resign. I hadn’t been happy for awhile and my gut told me with absolute certainty to quit. I just needed to walk in and hand in my resignation. Believing I couldn’t simply do that especially without discussing it in detail with Adam I went to work without typing up a resignation letter. Events during that day made me regret not doing that. My gut does not flare up often but when it does I have learnt that I really need to listen to it. When I do, things work out. When I don’t, things do not and they really do affect my life and mental state. Our gut is our instincts and we need to listen to it more. When I say my gut feeling, I mean that overwhelming feeling of certainty that you just cannot shake. That certainty that this situation is right so you run towards it, or it is not right and get away from it. Each and every time I have had absolute, 100% certainty like I did that day it is correct, whether I have taken action or not. I either succeed as I listened, or I have a massive life lesson as I didn’t. Here I am over 1 week later and I still have absolute certainty that I have made the right decision.
My purpose and my passion is to help others. I thought it was going to be in the medical industry, instead it is through NLP coaching with kids, teens and adults as well as speaking in schools and empowering kids across all year levels. If you or anyone you know needs help to live the life that you/they want, to not let others opinions dictate what you/they should and should not be doing then reach out. Leave a comment on this post and I will get back to you in how I can help.