I was chatting with a friend the other day who’s experiencing some challenges at work. They have a family with young children, a partner with a demanding job, and all of the other pieces that life has in store for us (like stress, home responsibilities, little time for play). To try to make life a little easier for themselves, they asked their boss for flexibility with their work schedule.
Their request was denied!
My friend was devastated. They tried another option with their boss and were denied again. Things weren’t looking up for them. They quickly became stuck in a negative headspace wondering what was wrong with their boss, their workplace, and the organization.
We’ve all been there but you and I know that’s not a headspace that’s going to move us forward. (Easy to see that when it’s not about us.)
I don’t know about you, fierce friends, but I’ve had my friends for decades and I’d give the shirt off of my back to them. I asked and they accepted my offer to coach them.
We had a productive conversation. You know what their big A-HA! moment was? They realized the universe had been speaking to them for over a year about moving on. Oh my! Have they been ignoring what they’ve been hearing and getting nudged towards doing this whole time? My soul sank. My friend is a smart, beautiful human being yet they weren’t walking towards their destiny.
Fierce friend, don’t let that be you. As scared as you might be, listen to what you’re supposed to be receiving and lean into it even just a little, and then a little more, and then a little more!
Ignoring the signals will keep you right where you’re at, and like I’ve said, there’s abundance out there for those brave enough to take it.