I’ve been feeling stuck for a while now. Like I need to make a change, do something different, but what?
This feeling started about 5 years ago. I lost interest in my work, which took me by surprise. I loved what I did, but suddenly my heart wasn’t in it. I kept wondering: what else can I do?
I had no desire to change careers. I definitely wasn’t ready to retire. So I decided to write another book. The research was fun. The writing was challenging but fascinating. The book, Rewire for Wealth, published last year, has done quite well.
And yet, here I am—still restless…still dissatisfied…still feeling stuck. This time, there’s no book in me. So I’ve been praying hard: God, show me what to do!
And lo and behold, my prayer was answered. Though it wasn’t what I wanted to hear. It came as a flashback to my interviews for my second book, Secrets of Six-Figure Women.
Virtually every woman told me that letting something go played a major role in their eventual success. And it was usually what they were most afraid to give up that was the very thing they needed to release.
That’s when I realized I’d been asking the wrong question. I needed to replace “What should I do?,” with: “What do I need to let go of?”
I’ve been giving this question a lot of thought. And of course, the answer I got feels scary, uncomfortable, less than ideal, but I know I need to do it.
I’m letting go of coaching. I’m no longer taking on new clients and will be wrapping up the ones I have.
This was not an easy decision to make. I adore my clients. But as Carl Jung once said: For better to come, good must stand aside.
I’m still keeping my beloved online community, The Wealth Connection, and will continue coaching members of the community who want it. But I’m committed to creating space for (hopefully) something “better” to show up.
I suspect I’m not alone. If you too are feeling stuck, I invite you to ask yourself the same question. What do I need to let go of? And then leave me a comment below to tell me what you discovered.