Finding your life purpose is just the beginning. I feel there is so much more to add to give a realistic idea of what it takes to get to the point where you are living the dream. There are two parts to making my Dream a reality.
The first part started when I took a year off from the workforce. In this time, I wondered about an idea I always had but never had the self belief to follow up. This idea was to write a reflection of my life and the incredible things I have learned along the way. I had no idea about how this was going to happen but the idea kept calling me until I felt compelled to explore the idea further.
One day I just started writing. It took 50 pages for me to run out of things to say. At this point I thought ‘Well that was an anti-climax. 50 pages is not going to get me anywhere.’ I didn’t let that stop me though. I decided I would record all the ideas I had about my manuscript on my phone and put time aside when I could, to write the idea out. It was amazing to me how various workshops would pop up through the Australian Writers Centre and SA Writers Centre that were exactly what I needed at any particular moment.
Workshop by workshop and through a downright committed effort, I felt I had something decent to work with. I am now in the final stages of having my manuscript ready to send off for professional editing. A couple of years ago, I never imagined how I would get to where I wanted to go but very slowly with persistence and determination, I feel I am definitely on the right track. I guess this part of my dream had been relatively easy as I could add to it in my own time. I’m sure the challenge will be in getting it out in the public domain.
It is interesting because getting the writing aspects of my business squared away has helped me promote what it is I do – Neuro-Training with Kinesiology. This part of the dream hasn’t been so easy to come by. I knew that I didn’t want to teach forever but I had a permanent position teaching which provided a secure income. This was in a time in our lives where money was tied up, but I was determined that this was the right choice for me. I felt like I had found my way and did not entertain the idea that it wasn’t the right choice to make. I jumped right into the deep end and handed in my permanent teaching position in when I could have taken a year to make sure this is what I wanted.
No one understood what I was doing. It must have looked insane from the outside. People suggested I relief teach until I got up and running, but what I do understand, is that energy seems to flow where you focus it and I saw no point focussing my attention on a profession I was moving away from. I knew from experience just how much teaching can consume you. I wanted to channel everything I had into my new business.
So channel it, I did. I had business cards and information brochures made up. I spent money I didn’t necessarily have on advertising. I established a Website and Facebook page which I have recently added Blogs to. It took months before things started moving and since adding writing to the mix, momentum is building. The key was that no matter how hard things seemed, I never gave up. I didn’t listen to what everyone else was telling me or I would have given up early in the peace. Whenever challenges arose I tried something new or I searched for the resources I needed to reach that next step, such as a workshop or chatting to the right person.
It may seem impossible and there are a million reasons you could tell yourself why it won’t work but you will never truly know unless you give it a good hard go. I have found the passion of what I am doing is motivating me through the challenges. Things that would have well and truly brought me to my end, seem effortless. It certainly is not effortless, it has taken considerable time, dedication, commitment and many sacrifices to get there but it is so worth it. What’s your passion?
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