I can remember clearly the churning of my stomach and the tightness of my breath. At the same time I could feel an excitement pulsing though my body almost making me shake.
It was the moment before I approached my boss to tell him that I was going it alone and was going to set up my own business. This was my Rubicon – my chance to free myself to follow my destiny. It was 2006 and it was when I formed my company Seachange Training.
I approached Patrick and said “would you have a minute?”. Being astute and a good reader of people he said “yes, but let’s go out and get a coffee”. He could sense something was up. I had to hold myself back so as not to blurt out some unintelligible statement. Composing myself over a cup of coffee, I feared the worst; that I would get a very negative reaction and that I would somehow be letting down the great business that I worked for.
With trepidation I said, “I’m starting my own business Patrick, I’m going to set up a company called Seachange Training which is all about helping people to create personal and professional success”… Patrick’s response nearly floored me
“What can we and I do to help you?”
This was the last reaction that I expected!
The reason that I share this story with you is that it is just one in a long line of similar stories that have happened to me over the past few years. This is what happens in your life when you align with your true path. People around you will see you true intent and will want to support you, give you business and help you on your journey.
So my question for you is; what is your true path?
What is it that you can contribute to this amazing and incredible world we live in?
I’ll give a clue… it’s got a lot to do with what makes your heart sing and gives you joy. And before you shoot yourself down and say I can’t commercialise that or live that life, ponder this beautiful Hindu saying;
When you born you are given X number of heart beats and X number of breaths, how and where you spend them is up to you.
If you want some help answering this question I have some great exercises in my book The 5 States of Success. Get it right now as paperback, audiobook or ebook from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk . Why not buy it today! Or even better buy it as a gift for someone else…
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