When my husband Wayne was informed by his cardiologist that he had to have open heart surgery – and soon – neither of us had any idea that our lives would be turned upside down by the series of events that followed.
Thankfully we had medical insurance and sensibly, we planned. But the Universe seemed to have other plans and what followed was 8 weeks of being in and out of the hospital with complications and infections that would keep him out of work for at least three months and put an incredible strain on me.
Driving back and forth to the hospital every day – a 1 1/2 hour round trip – while also shopping, cooking for and transporting our 3 kids to wherever they needed to be caused me to put my business on the back burner. My honey was sick and in pain and I needed to be there for him.
As the bills piled up and the stress set in, our cars took turns breaking down. It seemed as if everything that could go wrong did and it was all I could do to keep myself from keeling over with fear and exhaustion.
During the wee hours when I lay awake worrying, I began to think about the frailty of life. There is nothing that shines a more glaring spotlight on the reality of what’s really, really important to you like potential massive loss.
I realized that I’d been holding myself back from making some pretty dramatic changes in my life and business, mainly because of what people might think. And that made me a hypocrite because transformation is a big part of what I teach!
I’d thought that I had everything I wanted and perhaps that was true at one point, but now I realized that I’d been wanting a new challenge for some time. And that if I didn’t go after my own dreams then I’d be worthless as a coach and mentor to soulful women business owners.
I am all about accountability with my coaching and website clients so here’s what I am going to do. In order to stay accountable myself I’m going to blog about my unfolding business transformation and share with you all the ups, downs, strategies and solutions as they happen.
Does that sound like fun? Have you had something similar happen to you? Feel free to comment and share your experiences.
Hugs and blessings,
P.S. And here’s the kicker – I’d been wanting a new challenge for some time, and by not acting on that desire I had ended up with a huge challenge – but NOT the kind I wanted!
P.P.S. I am offering my Secret Strategy Booster Coaching Package right now – with an EXTRA HOUR OF 1-ON-1 BUSINESS COACHING at no charge. Just reach out to me and I’ll add the extra hour to your package. We’re going to have some fun!