blooming flower

Now you’ve at least thought of some portions of your life where you are not content, maybe you have seen others with a lifestyle you want to have. Both discontent and longing are a beginning to discovering your dream. We are not going to dwell in the negative but it’s the universes way to give us a vision for where we want to go.

When I was struggling with a decision about leaving the restaurant industry I had a person come into my life. Looking back I think of this person as an angel sent to me to set my thinking straight. I was the owner of three successful restaurants, I didn’t think they could work without my being in control 24/7. Can you say egotistical? I felt like I was IN CHARGE and honestly it was making me CRAZY! I knew how to delegate but I wanted my finger on the pulse of every decision. My angel could look at my life from the outside and see that I was making myself crazy (of course at the time I thought it was everyone else making me crazy). I was in victim mode.

One day I was particularly beside myself, fraught with some decision or other and my angel told me to get on my knees and pray. Well, I’m not religious, I was not brought up going to church. Up to that time I was thinking I might be agnostic so prayer did not come naturally. But I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown and I trusted this person so I got on my knees, closed my eyes, folded my hands and waited….I peeked up through my clenched eyelids with a questioning look because I really didn’t know what I was supposed to do? He said ask your higher power to take control. Recognize that you have help, you are not alone, you are not in control. Ask this power that is in and through all of us to help you release your need for control.

WOW! The instant relief I felt will always be with me. I broke down sobbing because until that point I was in this alone. I was boss and had no one to turn to for support. I was supposed to be the one with the answers, the one who could do every job, the one who was always in control.

This was the breakthrough I needed to put me on my path to the dream of getting out of the only industry I had ever known.

You may not need a spiritual epiphany to discover your dream. But know that there is work to be done and much of it is personal heart-centered work that may catch you off-guard and in need of some guidance. Some of the work will require you agree to suspend what you believe you know to be true, to try on a different truth for you.

My different truth, my dream, is to help people and businesses discover their passion, their purpose, their why, their dream and figure out how to live the life they love. I will be required to suspend what I know about myself to this point in my life and try on a new truth. I hope it fits (I hope I can lose some weight in the transition) and if it doesn’t, I move on to a dream that is even bigger and better.

A little homework if you are still at the point of discovering your dream. Write a list of what you want more of and what you want less of. Next BLOG post I will talk about designing and testing your dream.

There are no small lives here! We are on the path to true happiness and purpose in life. Thank you for joining me!