In this crazy and beautiful life we try to control which direction our life should take, and when it doesn’t move the way we had hoped for it can be confusing, disheartening and frustrating.
You might be applying for other jobs and getting no interviews, you might have been fired from a job, or the guy that you’re in love with just ended the relationship. Whatever it is, it is for your greater good. I know you may have heard this before in the past and it may sound like a broken record but I have the pudding to prove it.
Proof is in the pudding…
I was accepted to leave my current position as a Social Worker to work in Sydney CBD as a Project Officer for 12 months. I was thrilled when I got the 1 year secondment position. I was working in a divine job in the city that I loved and adored. I loved being surrounded by wicked clothes shops and barista’s that knew how to make a mean dirty Chai Latte. I especially loved strutting around Sydney CBD in my heels and tight skirts. My time was coming to an end in the position that I loved! I thought that I would never go back to my Social Worker position that I despised. I had constant nightmares from the cases I was working on and the general vibe in the office was toxic.
I can remember sitting with the CEO for 1 hour while we laughed and shared stories, she was incredibly gracious with me while I asked her questions about how she became the CEO of such a huge department. I could also tell that she truly liked me and enjoyed my company. I explained that I would be going back to my position as a Social Worker and that all I wanted to do was be a Project Officer. She immediately got on the phone to several of her connections and pulled some strings. I was set to have an interview in an incredibly sought after role. I knew that I would have got the position because the CEO wanted me to remain in the Department.
ALWAYS Trust Your Instincts…
The morning of the interview I went into work and the feeling within my stomach grew from a soft anxiety to a loud roar. There was something so strong within me that knew I shouldn’t have gone to the interview. I immediately called the Manager and explained that I wasn’t going to the interview, she was disappointed as was everyone else. My work colleagues told me how disrespectful I was being to the CEO and how I shouldn’t be going back to my job as a Social Worker. Their voices were loud, however, I stayed true to my instinct and blocked out their comments with “I just know I am not meant to attend the interview”.
I reluctantly went back to my position as a Social Worker. I was confused about taking a back step in my career, however, I had no other job so I went….
Within 1 month of me being back in my old position I clearly knew why I needed to be back there. I developed a friendship with a girl in the office and she gave me “The Secret” to read. I hung on every word of the book. I then watched the movie and I felt unstoppable, I wanted to know more and I became hungry.
Two Sweet Words…
My new friend then said two words to me that would change my life forever… Louise Hay! I immediately purchased Louise Hay’s book “You Can Heal Your Life” and I felt as though beautiful Louise knew that I would need to read those life changing words. I felt as though the book was written just for me!
I spent over 2 decades hating myself, holding onto past negative events and replaying them in my mind. Worst of all, I allowed certain people to be in my life that were causing me constant stress, drama and negativity in my life. It was a great feeling to finally see how destructive they were and how by them being in my life meant that I would also feel like I was suffocating. It was an even better feeling to now have the confidence and self-love to no longer tolerate them in my life.
As soon as I read the last page I immediately began reading it again. I began healing old wounds, I began changing my thinking and would repeatedly say over and over and over in my mind “Leisa, I love and accept you JUST as you are!”. I recognised relationships that needed to leave my life and the greatest thing was I finally felt like I was able to finally breath. Anxiety and fear were slowly leaving my life and I felt free and hopeful of my bright future.
How I got where I am…
Little did I know that this first self-development book would be the beginning of my journey as a Life Coach. I first needed to clean up my side of the street before I could help others. I feel as though from all my experiences I am a light and guide to women who come to me for Life Coaching!
This is the reason why I needed to return to my old job, so that I would discover someone who I now deem as my saviour. Never underestimate how the universe moves you in certain directions because one thing you need to realise is that the universe wants you to win! And it will do anything to bring greatness into your life, remove certain toxic people and push you towards your dreams and your purpose.
Never underestimate the power of the universe. Although you may be confused with where your life is heading, just know that the universe has big plans for you. Trust and Surrender!
Leave a comment below and let me know a circumstance in your life where the universe moved on you and changed your direction.