Have you ever had one of those mornings when everything seems to go wrong?
Last Sunday I thought I was winning at life before I even got out of bed, waking up before my alarm and basking in those extra minutes in bed. By the time the kids were downstairs and ready to leave for swim practice it was 06:45 (yes on a Sunday 🤦). What I hadn’t calculated for was the first frost of the year covering the car, or the car key fob running out of battery preventing me from opening the doors.
Admittedly, it had been warning me for two whole days to replace the battery but I thought I had time. Why is it that only when things get truly painful or problematic are we forced into action?
After a quick search for the spare key, I discovered it had the same problem. A YouTube video later after taking the key apart, I realised I didn’t have that type of spare battery. I was forced to make a decision. Do I give in, tell everyone to go back to bed or continue to do something about it?
I chose action.
It took me 10 minutes to peg it down the road to my mum and dad’s house, scrape the ice off the car I’m insured on, leaving a WhatsApp message to say, no one has stolen your car, it was me so they didn’t wake up to a shock.
Were we late for swimming? Yes.
Did we show up though? Absolutely.
I asked Oscar on the way to swim training if he was looking forward to being able to drive a car in the future. He said, “I’m not sure because things like the key might go wrong.” I paused for a moment considering his answer and replied, “In life, things go wrong all the time, it is inevitable. It’s how you respond to them that really matters. Everything is figureoutable.” (A term coined by Marie Forleo)
If you feel like the battery warning light is flashing on your career, or perhaps it’s already stopped working altogether, talk to me. The doors are currently open for cohort 5 of the Career Design Mastermind starting 1st January 2024.What happens in a free 1:1 strategy session?
- We will go through your career history so far.
- Talk through any challenges you are currently facing and get to the crux of the problem.
- Discuss what you have done in the past about these challenges.
- Understand ideally how you would like things to be.
- If you want to hear about how I can help and support you through coaching, we can also go through the different options. And if coaching is not the right pathway, I will let you know on the call, and give you either next step resources, or referrals for further support.
I can’t wait to meet you!
Keep Opening Up,