I think it’s Murphy’s Law that states that whatever CAN go wrong, WILL go wrong. But actually, that’s not such a bad thing in the situation where you’re following your passion and gradually disengaging from the work you used to do. Allow me to explain.
The last couple of days have been absolutely SPECTACULAR for my new passion for doing Practical Metaphysics full time. People are signing up for The Fundamentals. I’m getting multiple messages a day from people telling me how much being in the group has changed their life. I’m putting together awesome content. I’m having awesome meetings. People are reaching out to me, telling me that if it wasn’t for this group, or it wasn’t for the Fundamentals course, that they don’t know where they would be in life. People’s FAMILIES are thanking me for the effect my stuff has had on their loved ones! All of the doubts I had, all those beliefs that were nagging at me that this whole thing is folly and has no value are totally being chipped away by the sheer force of the positive reflections I’m receiving from my newfound tribe of totally awesome people.
So I booked in more meetings, I organised more sessions, I stepped up my involvement in PM because my other workload is winding down as other people begin to take over the work I used to do.
And then Murphy’s Law struck. A disaster at the office. A real situation. A catastrophe of workplace proportions that demanded I down tools and camp out in the war-room and babysit this problem until the fire has gone out. Every emergency meeting with senior managers and governance bodies was a conflict with my PM and coaching commitments. Every request urgent, must be done by c.o.b. It was like my old workplace had gotten hold of my Practical Metaphysics calendar and deliberately planned everything to happen at the same time.
When I coach other people in this situation, I call this an ‘Inflection Point’. Essentially, Murphy’s Law kicks in to create the most inconvenient situation possible to FORCE you to choose which BELIEF system you want to align with. In other words, you are being asked to demonstrate, by your actions, where your TRUE beliefs lie: Is your old stuff – your old workplace still MORE IMPORTANT than your new stuff, your passion?
So, what did I do?
Sorry old workplace – I can’t make that meeting. I can’t deliver that report until next week. I can’t take your call right now. I will get back to you ASAP. Apologies for any inconvenience, but I need to write this blog article. I need to coach that person. I need to mark homework from The Fundamentals. I need to do that Zoom meeting. I will adjust my timesheet accordingly.