Fulfillment@Work subscribers are a unique group. You are all a special community of peers dedicated to following your dreams, creating more fulfilling careers and making your job the best job possible. One of my newest subscribers was looking for career coaching transitions in Chicago, her home town. She shared her story with me and I want to share it with all of you so that you can gain from her experiences and continue along your path to success. I believe it is so very important for us to all share with one another. We gain encouragement and inspiration by hearing about others who go after their dreams. And while stories of famous people who are doing this are good, I think that the most important stories are those of “ordinary people” – people who are just like you and me. These people who’ve made it happen in their own lives, can help bolster your own self-confidence, to confirm that you can do the same.
Please continue this sharing. Forward this newsletter on to friends and colleagues who may benefit from its message. Whether you are looking for career coaching transitions in Chicago, New York, California or any other state, share your own success stories with me and I’ll include them in future newsletters. Thank you all for being part of this growing and increasingly fulfilled community!
Here is “Anna’s” story:
“A friend forwarded your newsletter to me. She said that I would find it helpful and inspiring as I’ve been living by the principles you espouse for years. I wanted to share my story so that your readers can see that I am living proof that by following your dreams, opportunities open up to you that you can’t even begin to imagine!
At the age of 25, I started selling marble and granite for a natural stone company. I worked there for 8 years, transferring to another state to continue working for this company. I liked my job and the money was great. One day, I was injured and could no longer work for that industry. I believe firmly that there are no coincidences and began to explore what made me happy. I think my injury was the universe’s way of saying that I needed to now explore using my brains instead of having more physical work. I wandered around aimlessly for two years, having multiple surgeries on my wrists.
One day, I received a phone call from a dear friend who was opening up a natural health store and wanted to be partners. I have used herbs and alternative medicine for the past 25 years and this was a dream come true for me. I’ve always found myself with an intuitive knowledge of how to help others and this was a wonderful opportunity to use this gift. Now I am studying for my PhD in Naturology and will be traveling to India to study Ayurvedic medicine as well as importing products from India for the store. My life has opened up in ways I had never dreamed of. If someone had told me 5 years ago that I would be where I am today and would be as happy and as fulfilled as I am, I would have never believed them. Now it is happening to me and I am living my dream every day of my life.”