I started with TCI in July 2013. My decision based on an appetite to learn what I needed to DO and further who I needed to BE in order to turn my passion into a successful business.
FOCS provided me with a solid foundation on all the ‘how to do it’ backed up by a huge injection of actionspiration (made up word). I was super keen; head full of ideas and heart full of ‘change the world’! These feelings were familiar, I’d experienced the highs like this before and here I was again searching for the ‘thing’ that would make the difference. I realized in my first weekend with TCI that something needed to change here. I decided that I was not going to have the same ‘faded dreams’ conversation with myself that I had over the past 10 years. I decided that I wanted a different outcome therefore I needed to do different things.
My career spanning 13 years is in the government sector. I love what I do but had reached a ceiling and wanted more. With learnings inspired by TCI I first worked out what that ‘more’ looked like specifically. I wanted to create an opportunity where I could be more creative in what I did and share my 13+ year knowledge AND do that part time. Well, with persistence, a heck of patience and a determination like I’ve never thought possible I achieved this, it took 12 months but I am now a trainer with an audience that is worldwide. I learnt all my facilitation skills from TCI. Now, I am in this amazing position where I get to train others in Management & Leadership Tools, bringing passion to process and that is totally my bag!
In March 2014, to get the ball rolling with my coaching I started my own private one on one coaching practice. I coached and continued to work full time hours. I was traveling for at least 5 months out of 12 but just made it work somehow! Today, I have a small client base that is continually growing at the pace I set. This however is only the start!
In December 2013, I met the most inspiring entrepreneurial couple who run a successful company inspiring change SO aligned with my mission and values. I am so grateful to now be working with this great team at Ultimate You as their lead Mindset Coach.
Last but by no means least in the area of personal relationships – I met the most amazing man. I had kissed so many frogs so this was epic! I could talk about him like a school girl for hours but the meaning I give to our connection is that as I live according to my highest standards my environment reflects and attracts the same!
What I dig so much about the TCI community is that we hold a principle that says, ‘its ok to not know how’ and, ‘it is ok to suck at something.’ Failure is ok. I have learnt how set-backs, rejection, not having a great day or things not going to plan can leverage me into a successful outcome rather than the opposite.
I have learnt how to strategize, to create steps and follow daily systems that direct me on the course.
I have learnt that high personal standards are my most valuable asset. When I’m lagging I ask myself if this standard is one I uphold. My response dictates the action to follow :-)
I have learnt to love where I’m at, no matter where I am.
I have learnt that momentum is created by action. The ducks don’t line up unless one moves. TCI is a community based around this. Nothing happens unless I do something.
So, there have been a number of wins. The fine print is not as pretty as it looks here I can assure you. Has it been hard work? Yes. Have I made sacrifices and been uncomfortable? Yes, continually. Am I in a better position now to serve my community and provide for my family? Yes. Am I more grateful today than I ever have been? Yes. Is the conversation I am having with myself anything like what it was 12 months ago? Not at all!
Thank you TCI for all your support, love and the extraordinary you inspire!
Bring it hard 2015.