At the time I was incredibly disengaged with my work. I’d developed a not-so-good habit of comparing myself to all the “successful” coaches in my new home town, convincing myself there was no room for me.
My mojo was gone, my confidence was back in Melbourne and I was struggling.
So I decided to get a job, polished up my resume and emailed it out to so many people I lost count.
All I got back were polite rejections and a truckload of silence. Not good for the already fragile ego.
So I sat behind my computer, with a giant dose of the woe me’s waiting to be found or be offered a job
Until the week when everything changed…. The week when I received two more rejections, (woe me, woe me), and I received three very different requests.
They were messages from friends wanting to learn about essential oils and asking which oils I use.
Now I’ve been a devotee of doTerra’s Essential Oils for more than a year. And like anything you find, love and you know works you want to share.
Opportunity was knocking and I had a choice. I could continue to wallow in my stuckness, pining for what I thought would be easier, or I could explore the opportunity and give it all I’ve got.
And so began a the next exciting phase of my biz and career.
I ramped up my learning and began teaching essential oils classes a month later. I’m now about to run my first coaching with emotional aromatherapy workshop in Melbourne.
I still don’t have a clear path forward, I’m not sure what I’ll be doing this time next year.
What I do know is I’m actively engaged with my work, my community is growing and I’m thrilled to bits.
I’m showing up. I’m teaching. I’m coaching. I’m travelling. And I’m devoted to my big biz dream again.
Now that I’m active the opportunities are flowing in.
I look at those setbacks now with gratitude.
I didn’t want to quit my biz, those job no’s were a blessing. They left me with room to say yes when opportunity came knocking, and the rejection created a desire in me to explore new avenues for the work I love to do.
If you’ve had a few setbacks lately, stay alert, opportunity could be about to come knocking.
It may not be exactly how you asked for it, or anything like you imagined, but you’ll instinctively know it’s your path forward.
Say yes, be willing to step into the arena and do whatever it takes. Go all in on your opportunities and back yourself with action.
The dream path is not always a smooth one, but I guarantee it’s definitely worth journeying on.