I remember the best job I ever had. It was years ago when, as part of my role, I was mentor and coach to five men. I got so much joy and fulfillment helping this group of men grow their world view, become more effective managers and improve their relationships at work and (most importantly) at home.
I was so happy.
Years later my own career was on an upward trajectory but I wasn’t happy. I felt weighed down by pressure and although I was getting great results, had an amazing relationship with my husband, I found myself getting angry, frustrated and defensive at the smallest things. I would come home and cry. Then sit on the couch and eat.
I had lost my spark and my mojo.
I made a list of everything I loved to do and what I was good at. My list included things like cooking, gardening, meeting people, improving the way things are done, learning about different ways of life, training, coaching, presenting….
I knew I was looking for a lifestyle, a passion and something I could share with others...Coaching and speaking was that thing.
Then I was given the greatest gift…….the universe said, “You want it, OK, go for it girl”…..a company restructure gave me the out from my job I had wanted. It gave me time to focus on the real Emma and to move away from the Emma I had allowed myself to become. I realised that I had been living my life for others and blaming the outside world for how things had turned out. I'd allowed others to take my time. I was not taking full responsibility for where my energy was being directed.
I knew the knowledge I had could help others.
My life now is busy, my business is aligned with what’s important to me and I have clients I adore. My relationship with my husband and family has improved to a level I never knew existed, I made some tough decisions to cast away toxic friendships and I now look at the world as a place of infinite opportunities rather than a place of obstacles.