Next month a friend and I are road-tripping to Kansas City for an awesome training event with my company. I am so excited to have one of my team members join me and I cannot wait to see how her life changes, like mine did at my first company sponsored event.
The first time I heard David Wood speak was just over two years ago at the same hotel in the same city. I went to the training with the intention of learning a little more about the products as people were signing up and were asking questions I couldn’t answer. The furthest thing from my mind was becoming a person who did this full-time. As I sat in the audience on the first day, I was thinking to myself that I kinda felt like I was sitting at cult meeting but then something changed. Yes, maybe I “drank the kool-aid” but as I sat there, I KNEW I wanted a change in my life. A change from having to get up at the crack of dawn and head to a job I hated, working in a job where no one valued what you did, where there was not much satisfaction in the work you did. Yes, accomplishing my tasks was satisfaction but it was lacking SO much. Like getting a chance to change lives.
Today I DO get a chance to help someone change their life. For some, they get off the road to health destruction. For others, they get their lives back and yet for others, they have hope for the first time in a long time. Hope that there is a better life. Hope for a better future, hope that they too can change another persons life for the better. A chance for freedom. Freedom from the alarm clock, freedom from shuttling kids to day care and having someone else raise them. Freedom from someone telling you that you can only have X amount of days/hours off. Freedom from someone else deciding what your time is worth, which is way less than what you deserve. Freedom to dream once again.
Do you…do what you love, love what you do? If not, believe there is something better.