Let’s all just take a moment to enjoy this moment. Deep breath in…and deep breath out. And again…
I put in my resignation at work today.
Because I have a new freaking fabulous job that I’m so crazy excited about!
(Please note the many intensifiers and dangling preposition in that sentence! That’s how excited I am, people.)
My new job…well…let me start from the beginning:
A couple of years ago, my coworker left and went to work for this amazing company. In the back of my mind I thought, “Damn, I would LOVE to work there. What a great concept, group, etc.” But she was in sales, and I am not. (Insert sigh of longing here.)
I knew my current position was not fulfilling all of my personal and professional needs, so I started looking for THE job. Not just any job. Not another job. Not a different job. THE job.
I was looking for a fit for my interests and my strengths more than a particular title. Also, I needed growth and innovation.
A lot of praying to God occurred. I would pray. I would visualize. I would take whatever little step I could in the direction of my dreams and goals. I declared WHAT, and I asked God to take care of HOW. If you know me, you know that is huge. For me to let go of trying to control the process? To say and believe that the Universe would take care of the details? I mean, I have faith in God. I just traditionally operate as if God wants me to do 99% of the work and then he/she stands back, sees the work I’ve done, and says, “Ya, that’s what I would have done anyway. Well done, Ang.”
Let me tell you, that way sucks, and is exhausting, and really limits your outcomes.
Now, during this time of prayer and such, I’m reading and learning voraciously, as follows:
The Power of Now- Eckhart Tolle
The Secret- Rhonda Byrne
Notes from the Universe- Mike Dooley
Firestarter Sessions- Danielle LaPorte
Good to Great- Jim Collins
Strengths Finder 2.0- Tom Rath
Blog upon blog
Webinar upon webinar
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Basically, the gist of the learning above is: Your thoughts become things. You worry about what you want, the Universe will handle the how. Focus on your strengths. Know your worth. Take steps, everyday, however small. Give selflessly and generously.
All but the letting go is pretty much in sync with who I am anyway, and so I did it. Half-heartedly some days. Whole-heartedly other days. Barely, on occasion. But, I did it. Still do.
And that little voice in the back of my head that, “Damn I want that job?” Is now sitting back and saying, “you’re welcome.” Because that’s the company I work for!
Does what I said just make sense? I’m a little high on endorphins and adrenaline right now. Ideally I could have burnt that off lifting a car off someone, but no one needed rescuing today, so you’re getting manic Angie.
I’m a policy specialist for an eGovernance group. Working with and organizing data. Creating training curriculum. Facilitating training. Working with some amazing people. All with a focus on customer service.
I’m so grateful.