I recently saw this quote circulating on Facebook and LOVED it so much I just had to share it with you today (along with a story)…
I found every single successful person I’ve ever spoken to had a turning point. The turning point was when they made a clear, specific unequivocal decision that they were not going to live like this anymore; they were going to achieve success. Some people make that decision at 15 and some people make it at 50, and most people never make it all. – Brian Tracy
When I was 21, I found myself in the midst of my quarter-life crisis (I always seem to be early on these things). I remember the moment clearly, because I felt like I’d woken up in a life that wasn’t mine. The job, the boyfriend, the house, and everything else, wasn’t for me. I felt lost with no clue how I’d arrived there, completely unsure of who I was, and had no idea how to figure out what I wanted, or how the heck to go about getting it.
It was a very difficult time.
All I knew was things had to change, and so I began slowly unraveling my perfect little life. I started job hopping, ended one relationship and jumped into another, all attempts at trying desperately to reconnect with myself and figure out what I really desired… but to no avail. Two long years later, on my 23rd birthday, I woke up more depressed and lost that I had started out. I was an absolute mess.
But I made an incredibly important decision that day… I decided that I’d had enough, and that I was going to “change my life” by my next birthday. I was going to be happy and it was going to start RIGHT. THEN. So, I pulled out some paper and listed out absolutely every single thing I believed I needed to feel happy. It was a big list, let me tell you!
I wrote down everything from getting back in shape to whitening my teeth to how many times I should be talking to each family member a month in order to feel happy and fulfilled. Some items were superficial, some were materialistic, a lot were society or externally driven, and a handful were actual deep desires.
The short story is, I didn’t change my life by my “next” birthday. Not even close! In fact, it’s safe to say it was a few more birthdays before real, measurable changes started becoming visible in myself and my life. Honestly, I had no idea what I was doing. I had no way of deciphering between what I really wanted and what I thought I should want. I had no idea how to set manageable and achievable goals for me and my life. And I had no idea what to do when things seemed to fall apart, time and time again, no matter how hard I tried.
I sat down SO many times those years and made these glorious goals and plans. What I should weigh every week, how many pieces of art or poetry I’d produce, how many times I’d be hanging with friends, having date nights and doing all the other “essential to my happiness” action items from my big ol’ list.
So naturally, I would burn out or miss a sub-goal, and then give up with a gloriously dramatic “I’m a failure at life” attitude. But, I had made the decision to change on my 23rd birthday, so I kept moving. It didn’t matter that I didn’t have the tools I needed, I had the drive and was on a mission to find happiness and fulfillment.
And that’s really what it comes down to, making the decision that you’ve had enough of what’s not working, feeling lost, lacking fulfillment and passion, or being in relationships that don’t serve you. Making the decision and then taking action.
It took me a loooooong time to get to where I am today, but it was worth every heart wrenching moment. Every failure, every tear, and every lesson learned.
I know who I am, I know exactly what I want, and I know how to build, not only a life, but a business and relationships that are fully aligned with me passions and purpose.
So I want to know, have you made the decision to create positive changes in your life?
Have you decided that you deserve to feel happy, fulfilled, loved, understood, seen, and supported? Is it time to rediscover yourself, find your passion, and build a life (maybe even a thriving business) around it?
All you have to make is this decision, I can help you with the rest.
I went on a very long, arduous journey and I never want anyone to experience what I did. It was hard and incredibly isolating. It took me YEARS to figure out simple tools and mindset shifts that would completely, and almost instantly, change my world. So, now that I’m through and well beyond my quarter-life crisis, living a life I love built around my passions and purpose, and in fulfilling relationships, I put all the lessons and tools in one place for you. So that in 8 weeks, (yes, just 8 weeks), you’ll be able to rediscover who you are and what you want, find your passion, and begin building a life you truly love around it.
This is one of my absolutely favorite programs to run, because it’s so incredibly transformational. So much so, that many members continue to work through the program every single time it runs. Because it WORKS, and every time you work through the materials, you bring your life to a whole new level of love, fulfillment, passion, and joy.
To watch amazing individuals who are feeling so lost, defeated, and skeptical create massive shifts in just weeks, it’s truly an honor. Past members have left relationships that aren’t serving them with more ease than they knew was possible… left jobs that drained them and have begun building successful businesses they love… gone back to school for the thing that really lights them up… gotten clear about who they are and what they want and created massive, fulfilling shifts in all areas of their lives.
The next round of Foundations for Unshakable Joy™ kicks off on Monday, February 2nd, and if you’ve made the decision to create changes in your life, I hope that you’ll allow me the honor of supporting you on your journey. The ONLY things you have to lose by purchasing this program is your stressed out lifestyle, bad relationships and lack of passion and fulfillment! Click here to join us now!
Don’t wait, sign up today! We start on Monday, but you’ll get access to your first bonus, The Motivation Method, instantly. The Motivation Method that helps you blast through that “tired, blah, no energy” feeling you experience at the end of each day. Say goodbye to evenings zoned out on the couch and nights where you fall asleep disappointed that you “wasted another day” not getting anywhere. This bonus includes an awesome cheat sheet on what to eat for energy by Heather Pierce as well as a motivating and energizing workout with Erin Stutland!
If you have questions about the program, please don’t hesitate to email me and ask, I’m happy to help determine if this is the right fit for you.