Thursday, August 06, 2009
A new client, *Sarah, recently contacted me because she was struggling with extreme fatigue, depression, and overall body aches. When we initially spoke, Sarah told me she wasn't passionate about her job and felt "stuck." Each day the alarm clock would go off and Sarah would dread going to work. For the past six years Sarah stayed in the same job because she didn't know what else she could do. After graduating from college, Sarah took the job because it seemed like the next logical step in life. She never questioned other career options because Sarah's friends and family told her she should take this particular job.
Sarah knew if she stayed in her job her body would continue to break down and her soul would continue to die. What prevented Sarah from quitting? Fear. Sarah felt overwhelmed with the thought of leaving the comfort of a job she could do well. One question after another flooded Sarah's mind: What if she wasn't good at anything else? What if she failed at a new job? What if she never found a new job?
After a few months of working with Sarah, she decided to quit her job and return to school. When I recently spoke to Sarah she sounded like a new person. She was upbeat, optimistic, and excited about her future. Sarah said she felt like her whole world opened up and all it took was having the courage to leave a job she wasn't passionate about. Now one door after another is opening and Sarah has been surprised at all the opportunities out there. To top it off, Sarah's fatigue, depression, and aches have pretty much gone away.
When we remain in jobs that suck the life out of us, our bodies rebel and we become sick. Work should be energizing and should lift our souls instead of cause our souls to die. As in the case of Sarah, all it takes is courage to pursue a new path and trust you will be guided in the right direction.
Do you feel stuck in your job? Do you want to make a change but aren't sure what the change is? Do you feel your job isn't it alignment with your soul's purpose? If so, feel free to contact me. I am passionate about helping people find their calling in life!
Colleen Canney is a Career, Life, and Wellness Coach based in Seattle, WA. She coaches clients around the US both via phone and in-person. To schedule a FREE consultation, contact Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Colleen's coaching services, please visit her website at www.colleencanney.com.