I’ve barely had time to breathe since December and now I can tell you all about it.
I took a contract full-time position working for TurboTax for tax season and it’s been a wild ride. (more about all the things I learned in the past 5 months later).
I took the contract because I knew it was time for a change. I’d been feeling a bit “meh” about my work as a marketing coach for mystics. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my clients and loved watching them succeed but something felt off and I couldn’t put my finger on it. Now I know that it was just the Universe’s way of reminding me to hone in on my priorities and passions. I needed to get into alignment with myself.
Too much navel-gazing only begets more ennui and navel-gazing for me. I’m one of those people who needs to be DOING in order to figure out what it means to be BEING. Not everyone is this way, but with my stiff, strong thumbs and over-active Jupiter mounts and stars I know that moving and doing is a way for me to sort things out. Being on the go forces me to laser focus on my priorities and to clarify what matters most.
It wasn’t long into my contract that I realized I didn’t miss the doing of marketing coaching. In fact, I felt relieved that I could make the same amount of money working to empower our agents and contributing to an awesome team that I had made coaching. It was easy to do my work and I felt great getting paid for it!
I made a clear distinction — I love to HELP people with their marketing but even more so I love to groom people to rise to their best and find their message to put into the world. However, I felt pretty crappy trying to put together a one-size-fits-all system of marketing (which is necessary in order to scale and make a decent living) when I’m particularly jazzed about the ways we’re all so different and amazing. Just because I know a lot about marketing and sales (remember I did it in my corporate career for more than 15 years) doesn’t mean that my way of marketing is the only way. It certainly doesn’t mean that it will always work for you…primarily because you and I have very different fingerprint patterns, hand prints, DNA and astrological charts. So basically, it was a drag marketing myself as a marketing coach and I was starting to think I didn’t want to get paid to do it anymore. Which is when the TurboTax gig pretty much fell into my lap (still can’t figure out how they found me) and I said yes to the opportunity that the Universe was handing me on a silver platter.
Without that marketing stuff in the way, I realized that I missed reading hands. More than I thought I would. I still had the feeling that there was something else that will be added to the mix in my toolbox for helping people, but I missed looking at fingerprints and hands and lines and sharing that wisdom with people who are ready to hear it. Luckily I’ve had a number of colleagues hit me up for readings in our off hours and they’ve kept my schedule pretty full. Each of those readings was a blast and the people getting the readings were more than delighted with what they learned about themselves!
I’ve been doing readings all along while working full-time. Now that tax season is almost over – (can I get a Hallelujah and an Amen?!) I’ll be conducting 10 readings a month between my travels this summer. They’ll be in person here in Tucson or by phone or Skype if you’re not lucky enough to live here 🙂 And if I can squeeze it in when I’m on the East Coast I’ll be happy to do your reading there too. (If you want to know where and when I’ll be in Virginia – send me an email or subscribe to my newsletter).
In the meantime, I’m working on listening to my heart to see what comes next while I’m hiking the mountains, walking as many miles as my feet will allow around this awesome town and putting together some new passion projects that have been on the back burner for way too long!
Want a reading? They’re first come-first served on the schedule. And you can reserve yours here.