Today, I made a massively important decision in my life. It was something that I felt my intuition was leading me to do for a while, but it just took me time to really trust in it fully.
In this post I'll tell you what exactly that decision was, why it was so hard to make, and what helped me to make that transition into taking the leap.
Then at the end of this post I'll share our latest weight loss progress.
Leading Up to the Decision
All right, so enough mystery. What is this decision already?
So back in early September, I announced that I was going to part-time status at my other job. The more I worked at that job, the more I knew that I wasn't supposed to stay there, and that Co-Creation Coaching was my true calling.
However, I wasn't ready at that time to fully take the leap and quit altogether.
Going part-time really let a lot of the pressure up, though, and I was able to be a lot more productive with Co-Creation Coaching.
However, I still didn't feel motivated.
One thing you have to know about me is that if I don't feel like something I'm doing has real purpose, it's extremely hard for me to do it. That's a lot of the reason behind why I ended up dropping out of college.
Still, I figured that perhaps by the end of this year, I'd be ready to quit altogether, and that was my motivation to proceed.
However, my soul calling just kept getting stronger. I felt very strongly that my intuition was calling me to quit and commit 100% to Co-Creation Coaching.
I even discussed it with my coach, who said to try quitting at the end of November.
Secretly, I had a manifestation to quit at the end of October, but I truly didn't see how that was going to happen. So, I did my best to make peace with the idea of quitting in about a month and a half.
The Turning Point
Actually, I honestly have no idea what the turning point was.
I just know that every day I woke up, I felt so strongly that I was headed in the wrong direction.
I felt that I was hanging on more out of fear than necessity.
I did a Tarot reading on the subject, with the question: “What will be the result if I quit my job?” And I got the Ten of Disks, which in the Thoth deck is called Wealth. Made me laugh. 🙂
So at some point I said, “Fine. Universe, if you want me to quit, you're going to have to show me some signs.”
Now signs are tricky. I haven't really asked for signs in a very long time, and I didn't want to mess this up.
I knew from previous experience that signs are cheap, and don't necessarily mean anything.
So I took the advice of one of my favorite psychics, Erin Pavlina. She recommends that when you want a sign, you tell your guides that you'll need at least three clear signs within a short period of time.
Almost immediately I started seeing minor signs. Just references on TV and such to people quitting their jobs. I took these as mostly noise: nice minor signs but nothing to make a decision off of.
So the first earth-shattering sign happened on Saturday.
I had a completely normal session with a client, which was going very well.
And out of the blue, she was relating an experience her friend told her about.
And basically this friend said that every so often, he just feels a call to jump from his job and do something completely different.
When I heard those words, I snapped to full attention and asked her to repeat herself.
And so she did. And I just started laughing.
So I told her of my own manifestation and the decision I was trying to make.
There in the moment, I knew with 100% certainty that this had been just for me.
Then, sign #2 happened yesterday.
I had received this email from MindValley about their reunion event they're holding next February in San Diego—which by the way, Christine and I are totally planning on attending. 😀
Anyway, I was reading some of their case studies from previous attendees.
And this one really jumped out at me. I can't link to the page since it's currently for their Tribe members only as an early bird discount, but I'll paste the relevant sections:
This week I was able to get clear on a huge decision I was making. I let go a job which on paper was the most logical and financially sound, but didn't value my out of the box unorthodox marketing promotion -which uses serious intuition and trust.…
I resigned Thursday morning and fully stepped into the other job I have been working part time that is aligned and on board with my purpose and passion.…
I am lighter, happier, full of energy and joy.
And once again, upon reading this experience, I felt like it was written just for me.
The bolded part above, “I let go a job which on paper was the most logical and financially sound…” is exactly how I felt about this job. On paper it made more sense—indeed far more sense—to extend it at least another month.
But, that just didn't feel like the right decision, in some inexplicable way.
So then I said, “Universe, I'm starting to get the point. If you really want me to do this, show me just one more sign and I promise I'll go through with it.”
This one's a bit harder to explain, because it seems kind of simple on the surface.
Essentially, within about 10 minutes of saying the above, I got two new consultation session sign-ups.
Kind of simplistic on the surface, like I said. But within myself, I felt like if I had to put words to this particular sign, the Universe would be saying, “Don't you realize? You can manifest infinite abundance, with just a flick of your thoughts. You are always taken care of.”
At that point I was tempted to say, “just one more,” but I had made a promise.
So now I made another promise: “Hey Universe, so I think you're telling me to go through with this. And so, unless I hear otherwise from you, I'm going to put my two-week notice in on Tuesday. If you don't want me to do this, then you have 48 hours to tell me otherwise.”
The Universe Acts First
If you've ever noticed, the Universe has a sense of humor. Allow me to explain.
So I figured that since I was ending on October 31, I'd give my notice exactly two weeks prior, which is October 17. So, I would have had two days to muster up the courage to talk to my boss.
Well, wouldn't you know it, my boss called a meeting today. It was actually after I had gotten off of work, and I said, “Oh, I actually meant to talk to you tomorrow about something, if you have time then.”
But nope, he's leaving on a trip tomorrow, so it just had to be today.
Thanks, Universe! 😛
So I did some seriously quick intending for the conversation to go well.
And you know, it really did go rather well, all things considered.
He told me he had noticed I wasn't as engaged lately, and was probably going to talk to me soon about it.
Of course he wasn't the happiest that I was leaving, but I felt we parted on good terms, which is what I wanted.
So, I gave the Universe the opportunity to stop me, and instead, it sped things up. That just made me laugh. 😀
So how do I feel now that it's done?
Well, firstly, huge relief. I mean massive relief.
If there's any truth to Abraham's saying that inspired action should always bring relief, then this was a hugely inspired action! 🙂
Is there a bit of fear? Sure, of course. I'd be lying if I said otherwise.
But much more than that, there is relief, joy, and the knowingness that, above all, this was the right decision for me.
It was a massive leap of faith, because now our only sources of income are Christine's 10-hour-a-week job at the church, and then Co-Creation Coaching.
As you can imagine, the church isn't a super lucrative career. 😛
But, I just don't have it in me to worry right now. I'm sure some of that might come later—but then again, maybe it won't.
It doesn't matter to me right now. I know with 100% certainty that my decision was the right one, and at the right time.
I'm psyched that I get to spend all my time thinking of new and better ways of teaching others to be powerful creators of their own lives.
And of course, making lots of money from it. 🙂 Hey, you wanted honesty. 😛
But seriously, I do feel this is a major step forward for me, and I'm excited for what is coming next.
Weight Loss Progress
Hey, so in other news, I had my annual checkup today, and the doctor was pleased with my weight loss.
My blood pressure was also lower than usual, at 126/60. I was surprised to see such progress so early on.
Oh, and I'm definitely 6' tall. Sometime, I have to tell you guys about how I intentionally grew 2" when that definitely should not have been possible. But that's a topic for another day, if there's interest.
- Start weight: 332.0 lb (150.6 kg)
- Week 5 average: 319.1 lb (144.7 kg)
- Week 6 average: 317.3 lb (143.9 kg)
- Lost this week: 1.8 lb (0.8 kg) (0.56%)
- Lost in total: 14.7 lb (6.7 kg) (4.43%)
- Start weight: 251.8 lb (114.2 kg)
- Week 5 average: 239.7 lb (108.7 kg)
- Week 6 average: 237.2 lb (107.6 kg)
- Lost this week: 2.5 lb (1.1 kg) (1.04%)
- Lost in total: 14.6 lb (6.6 kg) (5.80%)
And yes, Christine kicked butt this week. 😀
The Journey Continues
My hope is that reading of how I've made difficult decisions like this can help you to know how to take your own leaps of faith when necessary, and read the signs from the Universe, because they are always there.
Christine and I always appreciate your support, and thank you for reading of our experiences.
We always love to hear your thoughts, so please feel free to comment.