She was a president of a national health care company, but she was not happy!
She was so caught up in the title, in the money and was stuck in doing something she didn’t really enjoy. Simply, she wasn’t listening to her heart.
So, she decided to hire a coach. The coach knew that her mother passed away, and that she was dealing with the loss of her mother. And at the same time she wanted to quit her unfulfilling job, but she was scared.
One day, the coach asked her, “Where are you now?”
“I’m in my office”, she replied.
“Isn’t there where you said you’ve a picture of your mother?”, the coach asked.
“I request you to turn around, look to that picture and ask your mother if she wants you to stay in a job where you’re miserable, or does she want you to do your own thing?!”
That was a powerful question that made her answer instantaneously through a lot of tears.
The coach helped her tap into what was inside her heart. And in her heart, she knew that she wanted to work with people from all around the world, she knew that she wanted to assist and serve, and eventually she realized that she wanted to COACH.
The transformational point in her life was when she started coaching and gave up her former J.O.B.
And now, Terri Levine is a bestselling author of 10 books, has more than 30 years of business experience, and coached more than 5,000 business owners in 239 industries to boost their businesses to success.
I was honored to interview Terri back in 2007 about her story of success and transformation. And in this post, I would like to share with you some of the insights from Terri’s success story.
Here are the biggest three blocks that stand between you and your heart
Terri was afraid to leave her job and not having enough money. But she overcame this challenge by identifying the worst case scenario and be prepared for it. She was ready to fallback and may be work at McDonald — asking people if they want french fries with their order — if things went wrong!
Moreover, she started setting a side money. She took her paycheck and tried to live off of the littlest amount possible, then she put the rest of the money in a fund that she called “my future business fund”. In other words, she practiced minimalism or simple living!
When she had enough money in that fund — that little bit of cushion or safety net — she went ahead and quit her job.
“What if I couldn’t sell people?”, Terri wondered. She was worried about her ability to find clients, sell them something and ask them for money. But, when she started to spread her message and tell people that she was a coach, people started to ask her to coach them! It was as simple as that. You just need to go out and let your heart speak. Tell everyone you know about your passion and your offer. Passion attracts abundance.
Terri lacked confidence in her skills and ability to coach people. And the only way to get over lack of confidence is to practice more. In her case, she did more and more coaching, until she became VERY CONFIDENT.
Here are three important things you need to do, in order to honor your heart’s desires and live your passion
You need to network with people who are above where you currently at. They could be above you by income, by experience, by knowledge, by skills, by talents or by who they know. Network with people who are doing better than you are. If you only network with people on the same level, you can’t grow.
You can simply do that by stepping up and asking people. Pick up the phone and connect with influential people in your field. Most people are afraid to connect with successful people, because they are afraid of looking foolish, unintelligent, or worthless.
In my upcoming course, StoryNetworking, I will show you how to connect with the most influential and successful people in your field using the power of storytelling.
Follow Napoleon Hill’s advice in Think And Grow Rich and do a formal mastermind. Get to gather with people above you on a regular basis, and mastermind. Share best practices and brainstorm ideas to help each other grow your passion business.
Everything in life is about flow. There are highs, lows and bumps, and you just flow with things. Don’t push against things and don’t resist. When you live from flow, you’ll be successful in all areas of your life. Because you’ll be allowing IN your life, instead of resisting your life.
Terri believes that if you go with your most passionate goal, you’ll achieve multiple goals at once in different areas of your life.
So, again … Terri is a living proof that passion is KING!
Tap into your heart, not the things that you think you should do, could do or somebody else wants for you. Your life needs to come from your heart. Your legacy is there within your heart. It is not driven by anything external. You will know what your legacy is when you listen to your heart, be still and get quiet.
This is the only way you can make a huge imprint in this world.
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