Have you ever given any thought to the fact that just one thing can profoundly affect your life?
It’s true… and it’s something I’d like to discuss today.
Naturally, ‘the thing’ could be as different for all of us as are the results and consequences it brings about. If you’re unclear as to what’s running through my tiny mind… please allow me to explain! :
The one thing (sorry) … I’ve learned through coaching is that each and every one of us, at one time or another experiences something to shape our lives; sometimes “it” can ‘break us’… and set us on a slippery slope of hell… or it can ‘make us’.. and completely change our lives for the better… usually when we least expect it.
I’ve often heard people say that “one thing severely altered their life and totally set them back” … but I’ve also heard amazing stories as well… from from others who shared how “just one thing changed the course of their life in ways they would have never imagined”.
This morning I spoke with a lady who has struggled like mad to build her business… but finally had a breakthrough and feels so much better that she’s almost walking on air!
A few months ago however, she questioned her decision to become an entrepreneur in the first place and almost threw in the towel all together.
You see… entrepreneurialism is a new(ish) experience for her. In previous years, she was always very satisfied climbing the corporate ladder and working her high paying managerial job of 15 years.
Then, last year, her company downsized… and eliminated positions starting in higher management. Sadly, she was one of the first to go.
Naturally she was devastated and started frantically applying elsewhere.
As each interview came and went, and she learned she was not the successful candidate, she resented the fact that she had always been taught the only way to get ahead in life was to complete her education, get a good job… and after that she’d live happily ever after.
Obviously… that wasn’t the case for her so when she started her business venture… she was a little out of her comfort zone as she had never before considered “creating her own economy”.
She realized the way she was taught had indeed shaped her life… but certainly had not prepared her for her current set of circumstances.
As I was tidying up the ‘bedlum’ after dropping the kids off at school, I was thinking about her situation and the one thing in my own life that shaped me and set me worlds apart from her.
I thought back to when I was 14 years of age when my dad asked me to attend an ‘own your own business’ seminar here in Vancouver.
I can remember thinking: “What?? Own your own business seminar? Are you kidding me? I’m only 14!”
In any event, I went with him. As we drove in the car, he explained to me that being an entrepreneur and learning the skills to be self sufficient would be the one thing in life that could keep me afloat above anything else if I played my cards right.
He also shared that the world is our oyster and if we are willing to embrace it, the possibilities are endless.
That conversation was something that always stuck with me, formed my belief system, and helped me to see the world through rose coloured glasses…. and for that I am very grateful.
With that said, “one thing” can always knock you on your proverbial bottom too … when you least expect it!
As some of you may know already, when I was in my mid 30’s I built a successful offline business with my husband and life was awesome until our marriage failed and just about killed me in the process
After spending a good 8 months playing my violin, curled up in the fetal position, I thought back to my dad’s advice and decided to pull myself together and snap out of it and take control of life again.
I chose to search the internet for income earning solutions as well as a way to rebuild my self esteem. After kissing many toads I came across the business opportunity that set me on a whole new uplifting and fulfilling path.
Admittedly I encountered my share roadblocks and challenges, but eventually I found that with the right attitude that one thing leads to another… and it did… & thankfully the big wheel started turning.
Now you see, if I had decided to give up… or completely discount my own personal power, I would have never experienced some of the wonderful turning points and opportunities that presented themselves along the way.
I truly believe that for anybody can excel and create positive results regardless of their situation as long as they keep an open mind and don’t quit. It only takes ‘one thing’ to turn things around again… and you just never know what ‘it’ will be… and eventually ‘something’ will ‘just happen’ or come into their life and cause all the chips to fall into place.
This isn’t something I’ve only just thought about either….
Throughout life, I have heard many stories about people who in some cases, met someone new, out of the blue who helped them transform their life.
I’ve also heard of folks who found answers to their problems by reading a book, attending a seminar, or hearing a quote that affected them in a profound manner… enough to give them a light bulb moment to alter their own direction and cause them to make incredible changes for the better.
It also could be just finding ‘something’ that works for you… by stepping out of the dotted line and taking a chance on something unusual.
Since running this blog I have also met many people who have struggled in life due to carrying baggage that should have been ‘put down’ years ago.
On more than one occasion I’ve been told that ‘something’ within these posts has struck a cord that has caused them to take the step to reach out and patch things up with others, or has helped them deal with, or get the help to deal with their own emotions.
Sounds crazy doesn’t it …that people (and I’ve been there) sometimes just need to hear, read, or see ‘one thing’ that can be the answer … or just what they need to set them free?
These are just a few examples of my own… but I’m sure you’ve likely heard people say:
“Oh if I could just deal with this ‘one thing’ I’d be happy” or “there’s just one thing that holds me back from feeling stress free”… etc, etc, etc,
So you see, sometimes in life… something simple can set you on a road to freedom, personally, financially or otherwise… it’s just a matter to of ‘knowing’ believing and keeping going that has a way of making things work out.
Bear in mind however, that whatever you are struggling with… whether it is growing a business or just living a fulfilling life… things do work differently for some that they do for others
My advice is always to remember to keep your chin up.… and even if you fall and occasionally fear failure… just know that eventually with the right attitude and the tenacity to keep on trucking… you can succeed.
More often than not, you will run across one amazing thing that will lift you up and put the wind beneath your wings to take you to a place in your life that you may have never thought possible.
I sincerely hope this post might be the one thing that may lift you and help you to remain open to YOUR own possibilities and value if you felt to be lagging.
Can you share ‘one amazing thing’ that helped you make positive life changes?