Yesterday I shared with you my "crazy" path leaving the comfortable corporate world to live my life in service to you…
And if you read to the very end then you'll also remember I promised to tell you the story of "Courtney." To protect Courtney's privacy (and make my writing flow more easily), I'll refer to Courtney as a woman.
Well, last week I was at an event with some of my former colleagues. During my time there, I had an opportunity to talk personally with some of them and a couple common themes emerged:
(1) The importance of being there for our children – especially when they're young
(2) Their admiration for my courage to leave the corporate world – as many of them wished they could (but felt they can't)
Well I have known Courtney, one such person, for many years. One of her children couldn't even talk when we first met. That child will be heading off to college in a few years…
And Courtney expressed a great –no make that a grave– sadness. It was such a deep sadness, I could feel it in the space between us.
It was hanging there like the somber silence at a person's memorial service.
As though somebody had died.
Except Courtney wasn't silent. Nor dead.
She shared how she felt dead inside…
She shared how she feels like she doesn't know her child….
Because her child grew up while she worked long hours just trying to pay the mortgage.
Courtney shared how she wishes she could have imparted her child with a deeper understanding of their cultural heritage, language, and customs…
But they never spent enough family time together for that to be possible.
And she shared how she feels that her work is empty and meaningless…
Because she never found what made her heart sing with delight when she woke up each day.
Courtney hadn't thought about these things in a long time.
Yet having me right there in front of her was a mirrored stark reminder:
I had done what she wished she had.
My Presence, though welcome and appreciated and compassionate, was a reminder of the life she never had. And a reminder of the child she'll never get to know.
Though she didn't have tears in her eyes, I could feel her heart sobbing.
And I gently told her that it's never too late.
Courtney's story reminds me why I do what I do. And her story reminds me why I am so passionate about supporting people to discover what makes their hearts sing and sharing resources to help them do that.
So that they, like me, can be there for the most important life moments that make them feel alive and grateful to have chosen the road less traveled.
My "crazy" choice to leave the corporate world and live in service to others was a gift to myself, my friends and family, and especially my son.
If you're feeling a little bit "crazy" in this way…
And you want to live in service to others while earning an abundant income…
Then invest in yourself a few minutes of your time and watch my friend Christy's videos. It may be the exact kind of "crazy" you need to make your life a little bit more sane.
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For proof, just check out this pic of us together last summer
See how much she's radiating love, inspiration, and joy?
I can't help but smile around her. And her content is really good – people LOVE working with her and learning from her.
If any part of you has ever wondered what it might be like to "leave it all behind" the way I have, Christy has, and so many of her students have…
If any part of you resonates with Courtney's story and you KNOW deep down that it's not too late to turn things around for you and your kids…
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