Stuck my neck out

A few days ago, I did something that felt a little crazy.

I put an offer up in a Facebook group I’m in for free happiness coaching.

What was I thinking? I don’t know. I wasn’t thinking, really. I was just feeling it.

And I got a few takers. Amazing!

I coached them via email, using the techniques I’m learning in The Life Coach School. Not only was it rewarding, but it was fun for me to see how people’s minds work for them and against them. It’s teaching me a TON about myself, too.

I got one testimonial, with two others saying they would write them, too. So guess what? Now I’m going to have THREE businesses going at once: website coaching, happiness coaching, and video creating.

At some point, I know I’ll probably abandon the website and video work and focus solely on the coaching and writing nonfiction and fiction books for Kindle. That’s fine. I have had to go on this wild and wacky journey from business to business to business, making money and getting into debt, taking courses and abandoning courses.

The difference now is that I’m firmly focused on a life of abundance. Any thoughts about scarcity or lack of money or lack of time … BANISHED. I’m on them so fast, they don’t stand a chance in my head.

I’m about to go on vacation for 10 days, but when I get back, June is going to be a knockout month: I’m creating trainings and webinars, writing my fiction and nonfiction with publishing dates set in stone for the end of July.

Watch out, world. I’m here. And I’m proudly sticking my neck out because it feels GOOD.

Weird and wonderful contrasts

This week has been one of the weirdest I can remember in a long, long time. Contrasts galore.

On the one hand, things are going really well for me in establishing myself as an entrepreneur. I’m not making loads of money yet, but I haven’t tried that hard, either. What I have been doing, instead, is giving, giving and giving some more. All in the name of building my reputation as a helpful resource for people who need assistance with video or WordPress websites.

And I took a HUGE leap. A few weeks ago, I started taking life coach training classes. For quite a while, I’ve thought I would make a good life coach. I didn’t want to invest several thousand dollars in a training program, so I started taking one class at a time through an organization called The Life Coach School. I’m now in my third class, and I love it.

So here’s the huge leap I took: In a wonderful Facebook group that I’m in, I offered to coach some people on a specific topic, which was moving from unhappiness to happiness about a single situation using a very focused method. Four people took me up on the offer, and tonight I completed one person’s sessions. She was thrilled and so thankful. I actually helped someone!

And then, on the other hand, I think I almost got fired from my job. For months now, my boss — for reasons I have not been able to figure out — has ignored me. She cancels meetings or stands me up. She doesn’t invite me to group meetings but invites the rest of the team. She almost never thanks me or praises my work.

Then suddenly, I was told that my absences from being sick were affecting my performance, which isn’t true; I think she was using that as an excuse of some kind, as she has never said anything about being dissatisfied with my work. I was asked to talk to HR about it, and I told them that every day I was out sick, I was actually working. They were surprised to hear that. I don’t know what the next step is there, but surprisingly I don’t have any negative thoughts or feelings about it.

I’m in control of my own life, and I create my present and future. What my boss does or doesn’t do is immaterial to me.

Yesterday I sent an email to people who have subscribed to my list via my business websites. Tonight, I got an email from one of my subscribers telling me she was glad I was feeling better (I had mentioned in the email that I was recuperating from the flu) and that I was a “kind and generous person.” I hear this sort of thing all the time from people in my entrepreneurial arenas. Such a contrast to my 9-5 job environment, where I hear nothing of the sort or, more likely, the opposite.

I know the answer is to keep putting myself in front of people who need what I have to offer them. I’ll be there full time before I know it.

I have loved this past week, and I know that if I can say that after almost being fired, I’m in a pretty good emotional place.