In April 2019 I was sat in a personal development seminar being asked the question, is your mission your passion? I was surrounded by what I believed were successful people (they had paid for the higher tier seating). We do that don’t we, equate money to success. I’d been in my HR career for coming up to 20 years and I had to admit I’d lost my mojo for it. It had become pretty comfortable. Going to work, doing a job I knew, with people I’d worked with a long time. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the company and my colleagues. But I can’t say I was jumping out of bed each morning excitedly skipping to work. This question somehow presupposed that it is possible to love what you do, and not just love it but have a fiery passion for it!
As I sat pondering the question it didn’t take me long to realise that what had started as my passion was no longer burning so brightly. I started my HR career believing that if you treat your people right then they’ll do better at work, and it’s a win win! I became a fierce warrior for that value, valiantly having one foot in each camp, the employees camp and the employers camp. And whilst I still believe it to be true, I wasn’t really sure where that fierceness had gone.
To be fair, a lot has happened in the past 20 years. I’ve been married and divorced, married again and had children. I’ve gotten to know myself, some bits I liked, some not so much. And I’d started a different quest. One more on self reliance, of growth and personal mastery. The holy grail of experiencing the emotions you want to experience irrespective of what’s going on around you. I had (and still do) invest in that personal development because I believe it gives you a second chance in life. And this quest for personal growth has been an amazing one, one that has literally changed my life.
So I thought to myself, if not this, then what? I became fired up by the idea. The whole seminar had been teaching us about levelling up, to be the dominant force in your life, to take massive action! So I decided there and then that I would start a business, one that is all about the very growth that I’ve experienced. One where I can share what I’ve learned and help people along their journey. And so Joyful Minds was born and here I am sharing this with you.
Maybe you think it’s not possible for you, that there’s some reason why you can’t have what you would truly love. Well I’m here to say that you can do this, you can have what you want. That you can create a joyful life. And it’s never too late to decide. If you’d like to learn more about how I can help you on your journey, please get in touch and let’s get started.