Working The Plan

 

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.
Zig Ziglar

 

 

 

 

 

A year ago today I woke up and made a decision.

I choose me.

I quit my job…..typed out my resignation letter and hit send.

Off it flew in to cyber space. My life has never been the same.

Working in this sector can burn you out.  It can leave you raw. It can leave you numb.

I had a plan. I followed the signs.

I wanted to leave while I still loved this industry and my organization. I may have been numb but I did not want to become bitter.

I had been working my plan for a year.  I got myself a life coach. I started putting feelers out to friends  and families looking for side hustle work . I attended Liftoff Retreat to help me design my business structure.

 

Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.
Margaret Thatcher

 

I worked the plan. I revised the map.

After 20 plus years of managing others, I have spent the past  year managing myself. Investing in myself.   Nurturing and mothering myself.   I started  this journey devoted to designing a life that works for Desiree. The Desiree I am today and the Desiree I will be in the future.

It  has been a journey about giving less power to what others think. It has been about hearing my own voice.

It has been  about getting my groove back….or getting it for the very first time.

Like other life decisions, it took a while to come to the decision to leave.  To do this I needed a safe place to explore my options and support that helped  me become  clear and kept me accountable. I went out and got the support I needed.

My work is richer and deeper.  I have an agenda and I pursue it relentlessly.

I choose me. I choose my journey.

My business is growing and I am learning a lot.  I step off on ledges every day and sometimes I jump.

Sometimes I jump  without a net.  Sometime only with faith.

Where will my path lead? I have no idea. But in the words of Audre Lorde  “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing”.

Slow and steady will win this race….. that and my plan.

 

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