I love mini revelations. Like, “oh! I am getting to know myself!”
As an Enthusiast (yes, I’m a big fan of the Enneagram), I tend to bounce all over the freaking place. I loooove new things and challenges and going a million miles a minute. It’s not always the best lifestyle in terms of consistency, however it’s my jam.
My couch conversation with the fiance led me to say something along the lines of, “I like helping people, ideas, things, and businesses flourish. It doesn’t really matter what it is, if I like it and believe in it, I want to help it grow.”
That was my mini revelation. Yes, I know it’s profound.
It was the most giant, wonderful permission slip I’ve ever given myself.
I have spent years and years of my adult life trying to figure out what “my thing” is. Am I identified as a yoga teacher? Am I a nonprofit, professional career woman? Am I known for my interest in health and wellness? Am I a writer? A musician? A marketer? A wannabe full-time cat mom?
My “thing” is growth. And for me, that gave me a huge sense of relief. I went from community development in three east-side neighborhoods to working at a small digital marketing agency. And you know what the common thread of both jobs are? Growth. Building something, creating, strategizing. I love that sh*t.
I let myself be embarrassed by my career move. Like, “ha ha, yep I went from grassroots, community work to helping clients figure out how digital marketing can help their businesses grow.” Even though I am happy as a clam where I’m at with what I’m doing, I get so caught up in the fact that it might not make sense to other people (dumb).
Living in the goal setting, strategy world is my all-time favorite place to be.
And recognizing that has made everything more clear.
I don’t need to be a “career” person or have a 5-year plan. I just want to help you grow. And maybe I find a niche, maybe I don’t. The most important thing is to find the key questions that help people double down on the growth they want and desire.
Want to make more money? Cool, let’s figure out what’s sucking up your time and how you’re going to put more $$ in the bank.
Want to be more productive? Great, let’s find the tools that will help you eliminate noise & keep you organized, and figure out the best routine for you.
Have a business idea? Sweet, what pieces of the puzzle need to be put together to make it a real thing?
It’s as if God himself stepped in front of me and handed me a gift. Girl, focus on growth.
So here I am. Nearly 27 and figuring out what that means, while also being totally cool with not figuring it out completely. That’s the great thing about getting older. Things start making a little more sense and other things like “figuring out my life” stop being so important.
Cheers to flourishing.