These pictures are taken about a year apart, so you may not see much of a difference.
The image on the left was for a branding style shoot for myself. I was pursuing real estate and I wanted some new images that communicated my new profession. I remember feeling excited to be trying something new. I had the best in the biz for support and guidance. BUT, no matter how much great training I had, or tools, tips and tricks I had, every fiber of my being told me “NO”, that this wasn’t where I was supposed to be serving the world. That was really hard for me to realize as I had a lot of people who thought I was really going to be great at real estate. I struggled because I was scared of sharing this, I didn’t want to let anyone down. But I wanted to be true to who I am, my beliefs, and the guidance that I was receiving.
I sat in limbo with this for a few months. I didn’t have the courage to share that I wasn’t supposed to be doing this job. I also didn’t know what I was “supposed” to be doing either. I got angry, I got resentful. And needless to say, I got stuck and wasn’t moving forward.
Finally I had the courage. To end what wasn’t working. It felt very freeing. I decided to take a Leap of Faith and ask for guidance as to where I could best serve and how. My first course, #UnleashYourSoulPurpose was born. The ideas started flowing, and once I let go of control, I was ready to move forward. I’ll be transparent here, it hasn’t been easy. There are many days where I still feel stuck and blocked. And sometimes I still shut down in that. But those feelings are temporary and I can always seem to find a solution. As long as I don’t start with the self pity spiral downwards.
What I’m doing isn’t always fun or glamorous, but making a difference in someone’s life, now THAT is worth it! Helping others create ways to connect with themselves, discover who they are, what they believe, face their fears, live in authenticity and rewrite their story. That is what I am here in this world to do. And knowing that, and actually doing that, is so damn gratifying, and you can see it in my face in the image on the right. #liveauthentic