We all know someone who is unhappy at work.
Someone close to me just changed jobs, not even three months ago. She called me last night to chat. When I asked her how she was, I could feel the despair in her voice when she answered:
“I’m just done with this. I don’t want to do this anymore.”
She had listed all the things that were wrong with the job, including the long hours, etc. but any suggestions around speaking with her new boss were not relevant anymore because really she-is-just-done with the line of work she has been in since we bought Red Hot Chilli Peppers CD’s back in the day. She tried to make a change by moving to a more attractive industry, plus the added benefit of a higher pay-check seemed like a no-brainer, yet what this job has done is show her it is time to move from her line of work altogether.
My friend is going through an inner revolution. The voice inside her, which has been nudging her to find her way to more meaningful work for so long, refuses to whisper any longer. She is being called to action in a big way, even if she doesn’t know yet what action she will take. The inner voice is no longer concerned about the how. It is demanding to be heard and it is becoming more and more urgent.
Tony Robbins says “Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.”
My dear friend is a strong and intelligent woman who has made many remarkable things happen. I am grateful to have been blessed with a powerful entourage of friends who never seize to model their high level of ambition and tenacity for me, so I am certain she will achieve whatever she puts her mind to once she is clear on what it is she will do next.
However, when we wait so long to honour our inner voice, we become so impatient that once we do, the journey becomes much more painful. This is because we can no longer stand to live a life that is not authentic and a slow transition may feel too long! This leaves us stuck somewhere between where we are, which is no longer acceptable, and where we dream to be, which requires a BIG, RADICAL & OH SO SCARY change.
So this is my invitation to you: How can you start honouring your inner voice a little more today?
Is there a class you’ve been wanting to take?
Is there a job you’ve been wanting to apply for?
Is there a sport you’ve been wanting to train for?
If you are unsure of what your inner voice is asking for, join us on 2 June to get clarity with a small group of like-minded people in a relaxing and informal environment.
If your voice is demanding a BIG/SCARY/RADICAL change, let’s have a conversation on how I can support you to get started now!