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Recognizing Opportunity

Last month I shared on social media how I enrolled in a Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach program to become certified in helping people lead more healthy and holistic lives. A few years ago, I considered getting into nutrition and completing a program like this, but never really committed and let it sit there in the back of my mind.

When we first moved here to Las Vegas in June, I wasn't looking for a job or anything, but I was curious what was out there. I popped onto Indeed and found something that resonated with me and I was curious. I showed up to the interview with resume in hand and was hired on the spot. I recognized that this was meant to be. Work didn't really feel like work, I was hired to help people lose fat and achieve their health goals. I was coaching them daily on making healthier food choices and encouraging them on their journey. Since July, I had been working in this capacity and liked it very much. But soon, I started to see inconsistencies in the company as a whole and the general message being conveyed to clients wasn't as transparent as I originally thought. Now, I've been here before and I've been able to make the hard choice, so I had to do it again. I had to walk away from something that didn't resonate or align with my own values. So, instead of being sad or upset about having to leave my workplace, I decided to look at it as an opportunity to focus more time on what I need to do to get to where I want to go.

Again, as I faced this decision, it was very easy and liberating to make this choice. I knew that I could walk away and be okay. I felt I have learned what I could from that work experience and it was time to go. This will just allow me more time to practice more yoga, work with more yoga clients, and devote more time to my holistic nutrition certification. There is no bitterness or ill feelings with my former employer, it was a natural departure that came at the perfect time.

During classes on IT this week, I shared how I left my job and am focusing more time on yoga and my coursework. There has been nothing but support and encouragement. Yay! It reminds me of when I was laid off from my dispatcher/scheduler position at a heating and air-conditioning company when I was 20. I was absolutely devastated. But within two weeks, I had another job. The Universe is always supporting and guiding us. We just need to have faith and trust that it will all work out. I know it seems as if these events are negative or bad, but really, they are just opportunities to practice our yoga. Santosha; contentment, we can practice being okay with what is and not needing to grasp or cling to things that no longer serve us. I am happy with the connections and friendships that came from that work experience.

Remember, you can change your perspective anytime you like. All you need to do is stop, listen, realize the opportunity to change, and be okay with the change because change is part of life.


Your Life Coach,


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