The day I started to follow my heart my life changed; as I terrifyingly stepped out of my comfort zone my entire life changed. I didn’t know this back then but the day I left trading the financial futures market my whole world opened up to unbelievable possibilities.
I loved trading the futures market, the buzz from the trading floor, the anticipation of the market opening, the rewards I was hoping to achieve, the banter between the guys, the financial gain in my account at the close of business. I loved this BUT I ignored a little voice that kept telling me ‘You are a people person, you love people Louise.’
I ignored it because I did actually love what I was doing BUT it lacked fulfilling a major value of mine, the need to help people and I was scared, really scared to ‘throw away’ what I had. I was scared to leave what I knew; scared all of my dreams would be shattered. My true love is helping others, not making money from buying and selling stocks. Although I did both for a while; trading and coaching, the day came when I had to make a decision as I was doing both quite badly.
As I stared at my 6 trading screens I knew the decision was obvious but that didn’t make it any easier. As my husband dismantled the screens I cried, yes I was sad, very sad BUT I realised that it was far riskier to stay trading than live my true passion and try something new ‘Coaching full time’.
I left what I knew, I left my comfort zone; I followed my heart and passion and life was never the same. Nowadays I am able to try things I would never have contemplated before, yes some don’t work, but that’s ok. I keep growing, keep expanding, keep pushing out of my comfort zone and my world gets bigger and bigger as I see more and more opportunities.
By following my heart and discovering a whole new world I have found a whole new me, a me who knows what she wants, a me who knows where she’s going, a me who trusts and loves herself. And there is no going back, ever.
Once you start on this road, once you let go of that past holding you back, once you step out there and challenge yourself, once you discover that passion and follow it the most amazing thing happens life becomes so much easier. It really does. You realise that regardless of the outcome it is so worth it.
Start working on your personal growth and discover your passions and the money will come. Make your dreams BIG and think about changing yourself inside and stop looking to change things on the outside.
Will you chase your passion? Once you start growing in your passion you will start to change yourself, you will begin to be that person who will attract the success you are seeking. Whilst you are growing in your passion this is where the true change takes place, as you become a different person – one who is successful and achieving goals.
Please COMMENT today – I’d so love to hear your thoughts on your passions.