The weirdest thing happened to me a few years ago.
I was working as a product consultant creating recruitment assessments for big companies.
I convinced myself that I was proud to be working in a role that was related to my master’s degree in business psychology. It wasn’t long until I became extremely unfulfilled, disconnected and depressed.
I felt pressured to be everything but myself and felt like I was being trained to walk, talk and work like a robot.
I was beckoned with alarm bells, such as experiencing negativity, office politics, feeling unfulfilled and making mistakes to sabotage my success in the role.
But I didn’t think I was worthy of anything more so I continued to play small.
If you’ve read my previous article on our upper limit problem you’ll understand the link between self sabotage and our success comfort zone.
Read Overcome Self Sabotage With These Two Vital Steps (I promise they work!).
I refused to listen because I was avoiding facing the pain of not being happy. So, I carried on living in denial and then the weirdest thing EVER happened.
I was made redundant.
I acknowledged that this was a strong call to do something different.
Looking back now, I experienced a call to genius to express my natural gifts passionately to the world. So, I started an online business and I haven’t looked back since.
When you realise that you’ve expended your energy doing things that don’t bring joy or satisfaction in your life, you’ll start to value your unique gifts that you have to offer the world.
It’s also reassuring to know that you don’t have to know how to do everything in your life.
Gay Hendricks argues that to expand our perceived comfort zone of success we have to live more in our genius. Funnily enough, when you’re living in your zone of genius you create more joy, money and abundance in your life.