All of a Sudden it Seems to Make Sense . . .
A lightbulb moment.
Once upon a time . . . when my legal career was rising and my mood was falling, I knew I was no longer in the right place. I set out to find a new job that would better fit my need for purpose.
After interviewing for three legal positions and coming in second each time, it suddenly occurred to me – lawyering was no longer making sense! The takeaway from being rejected was that it was time to leave the profession. A lightbulb moment to be sure.
I took a leap of faith and went back to school to become a psychotherapist – a dream of mine I had tucked away and thought I had given up. Years later, I added executive coaching and leadership speaking to the mix, and I have never looked back. Changing careers changed my life. And I owe it all to the three great jobs I didn’t get.
What is your lightbulb moment – when all of a sudden it made sense for you?
Are you using your revelation to make a change?
If not, what might be stopping you?
I am grateful for the opportunity to have a second career and to help all the clients, audiences, and others who come my way. As we head into the Thanksgiving season, restricted in our ability to be with friends and family and carry on cherished traditions, I send warm wishes for everyone to remain resilient as this global pandemic continues to challenge us.
Stay safe, Stay healthy, Stay sane,
I recently went to a concert of one of my favorite musicians: Keith Urban. At age 54, with more than 30 years in the music industry, he rocked a sold-out 25,000-person outdoor venue for 2+ hours on a Sunday evening in 90-degree heat. What an inspiration!
We shouldn’t have to pretend that everything is okay when it isn’t.
On a recent road trip, I stopped in Charlotte, North Carolina and discovered the city loves public art. It boasts over 60 murals, one of which caught my eye and my heart – the Confetti Hearts Wall Mural by artist Evelyn Hanson in the South End neighborhood.
As we enter this new year, the pandemic is still creating uncertainty in our personal and professional lives. That said, now is the most popular time to set goals and resolutions. In order to set ourselves up for success, we need to be thoughtful about what we want to accomplish.
Who among us hasn’t had a moment, a day or a week where we felt the pressure in our lives – professionally and personally – to “go out there” and do what is expected of us even when all we really wanted to do was get back under the covers?
As part of my goal to practice wellness during the work week, I committed to do a short mindfulness exercise. I downloaded a Mindfulness app and began using it for a 10-minute practice three times a week.