Have you been dreaming of doing something different? Has autopilot taken its toll on you? Ready for an updated version of you?
Some of you may know my story but some of you may not. I want to share with you a bit about my journey to "believing in myself".
Last week I shared with you about working in healthcare in the Phoenix area. I had worked in healthcare for 27 years! I went to school and got my degrees to work in healthcare! And then 2020 happened! LOL I believe it happened to all of us!
On May 4th 2020 , my position and entire department I managed was eliminated because we were not frontline or "essential" employees. I had MANY thoughts about that "essential" word. It no longer triggers me but it sure did for several months. (Thank goodness for Life Coaching!)
In April, I was pretty sure my position was going bye-bye so I had already started putting a few plans in place. I had so many dreams that I thought, "One day I'll....." fill in the blank, but never thought I would start living some of those dreams during an pandemic! Guess what.... It was the push I needed!
I sold or gave away everything I owned, bought an RV and decided to become a full time RV'er! Traveling the world was not going to happen in the near future because the world was shut down however, I could travel the US in my tiny house!
In December, a friend who owned a food truck reached out to me and inquired if I would be interested in managing a food truck. I brushed it off and went on my merry way. In January, he approached me with an offer I didn't want to pass up! It was the perfect opportunity to work part time while I was continuing to grow my Life Coaching Business!
When I shared my idea with my parents, my dad heard the words, "smoke meat" and he was ready to join me. Needless to say, it's the middle of April and we are both living full time in our RVs near Lava Hot Spring Idaho and we are going to buy 800 lbs of meat today! LOL My mom and sister have joined us in the adventure and boy are we excited!
So what does this have to do with believing in yourself you might ask???? Great question! So here's the truth, I have to admit I was concerned about what my healthcare colleagues would think and say about me! I was sure they would think or say things like:
What is Robin doing with her life???
Robin has a degree in Healthcare Administration and she's managing a food truck?
Why would Robin give up a 6 figure salary to serve BBQ?
Did Robin loose her mind in 2020?
Robin was known for her high heals, jewelry, presentation skills and leadership skills and now she's working in a food truck?
These thoughts and many others almost made me say no to moving forward with this adventure. But guess what... I had done MASSIVE work on my thoughts and beliefs in myself and I thought I would be crazy if I DIDN'T move forward with this adventure! So I said yes and I am SO EXCITED!
Not only do I get to sell the best BBQ, I also get to:
Partner with my parents! (Don't you love the picture up top? My dad is the best!)
Work with my sister!
She's one of the hardest workers I know and KNOW she and I can accomplish anything together!
Plus, she gets to live with me in my tiny house 4 days a week! Party on Wayne! Party on Garth! 🎤🎉🎶
My parents are my neighbors! (No wild parties)
I have the opportunity to continue to grow my coaching business which is my passion and purpose!
I don't have the stress of working in Corporate America!
I get to meet people from all over the world and interact with them!
I have the freedom to travel on my days off and go on mini adventures in this beautiful part of the country!
I get to be close to family that I haven't had the opportunity to spend time with for the last 21 years.
The list goes on and on! Bottom line, if I hadn't started the work on myself to believe IN myself, none of this would be happening!
What are you not doing because you don't believe in yourself yet? What dreams do you have that aren't being realized yet? Are you ready to explore what is next for you?
Here's your assignment for the week!
I want you to write a list of dreams you have, things you want to experience. Dream BIG! Write them all down! Next, I want you to pick the top 2 that light a fire within and really excite you. Next, I want you to write down 3 things you would need to do to make those dreams happen. For example, if one of my dreams was to live in Venice Italy (which it is) I would write down:
Look at maps of Venice and where I would want to live.
Looks for programs to learn Italian.
Start following Venice Italy hashtags on Instagram and start dreaming of things to do while I live there.
Notice it doesn't start with "buy a one way ticket tomorrow"? Just start with small steps you can take to get closer to your dream. This give you things you can do that will excite you and encourage you to keep moving forward. You brain loves a plan so help your brain and start planning!
I do a free 45 minute session with all of my clients. Are you ready to dream big and start believing in yourself?
It's time! It will be fun, I promise!
Let's do this!
Your Life Coach Robin P.S. You can do hard things! You ALWAYS know the answer! Trust yourself!