Big changes start with small decisions.
Back in the fall of 2019, for the first time in nearly twenty years, I was feeling deeply unfulfilled and without purpose or direction. So when the opportunity to get my life coaching certification came up, I jumped at it. It was something I had wanted to do for a number of years, but since I wasn’t going to a conference that year, I decided to put the money toward the certification instead.
The decision seemed important although it was a relatively small one.
Or so I thought.
For me, that seemingly small decision to get my life coaching certification set me on a new trajectory. I immediately began coaching a few business leaders. After all, leadership is what I had done for twenty years.
Then I trained as a business coach and consultant with a company in California and began coaching more business leaders. It seemed I had a knack for it.
Fast forward to today, and 50% of my income is now coming in through coaching and consulting (if you’re wondering what the difference is between coaching and consulting, you can find that here.) I’m also on an entrepreneurial journey to make up the other half of our income using my primary gifts, talents, and abilities. More on that soon!
One seemingly small decision can change your life forever.
This is true in so many areas of life—for good or for bad.
Think big but start small.
Here’s a good starting place. First, list your top three gifts, talents, or abilities that also bring you joy and energy when you do them. Then ask yourself,
What seemingly small decisions (in line with those talents and abilities) could be made today that might have a big impact in the future?
When it comes to your career, spending 75-80% of your time in your strengths is something to work toward.
But whether you put those abilities to use volunteering or toward a career trajectory, identifying them and moving in that direction will give you more fulfillment.
That’s what the Finding Fulfillment Guide will help you do. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, you can download it here.
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