The Long and Winding Road

 There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. ~ Christopher Morley

When I was unexpectedly laid off my corporate job, the route to my future was FAR from planned out. I had to start where I was with what I had…

  • A LOT of uncertainty
  • A passion for coaching
  • An idea that I wanted to make a living helping people like me who were going through an unanticipated career transition.

Beyond that, I didn’t have a clue how to get started.

It’s been a long and winding road. I’ve come to appreciate the benefits of the journey, primiarily the benefit of learning…and learning…and learning about who I am and what I am capable of achieving.

 Here are a few things I learned from traveling that long and winding road that may help you on your journey:

  • In the beginning, I wasn’t prepared to do my work at the level I dreamed of doing it. I needed time to grow.
  • My passion runs deeper than I originally thought. I needed time and patience to get to it.
  • I LOVE having the flexibility and freedom to work how I want to, where I want to, when I want to with people I enjoy.
  • Not only have I survived without a corporate job, I have thrived in ways I never could have imagined.
  • The long and winding road doesn’t end. When you are doing something you love, you want to keep going wherever the road takes you.

Like any journey, it takes time to settle in – to look around – to appreciate the view and to value the experience. The saying that comes to mind is that no one ever promised you it would be easy. They only promised you it would be worth it.

You may be thinking that’s easy for me to say. It is now. It wasn’t then. Ask anyone who knows me. But looking back, I wouldn’t trade this life for that one.

If you are facing something similar and you choose to give yourself to it – like no kidding – it will lead you to the door of your authentic self, your true purpose, and your true and deepest fulfillment. I believe that’s a pretty fair trade.   


Do you hear that long and winding road calling to you? Take the first step with a Behavior Style Profile. Call Coach Sue at 949-212-4345 or email for more information.