Hubby and I both worked at the same company for quite a few years. Then one day the corporate office told us we would have to move to Dallas. We were living in CA at the time and neither of us wanted to move, but we went on a house hunting expedition in Dallas anyway, thinking we should probably explore the available options.
While at lunch, we looked at each other and said, “What are we doing here?” Needless to say, we were really on the fence as to what to do.
The company convention started the next day and we both were on the agenda to speak so we were sitting in the front row of one of the events, right next to the Chairman of the Board. The keynote speaker, a wise woman by the name of Rosita Perez, was fantastic and gave a wonderful talk. Her message was “Don’t die with your music in you.”
Then an amazing thing happened. She looked right at us and said “If the horse is dead, get off.” Wow!
We could have played it safe and moved to Dallas but instead we both resigned the next day. We said good-bye to both incomes. Were we scared? Absolutely! But great things started to happen once we got back home. It was like a huge weight was lifted from our shoulders.
We had money saved so we were OK and then we started to get consulting gigs with people who knew us. It turned out to be so much better because we began to live life on our own terms.
The moral of the story? Listen to your heart and have faith that whatever you need will come to you at the right time. Then take action … leap and the net will appear.