Maria here, founder of Fabulous Mondays with +5,000 readers from all over the world. Besides this, I'm also running workshops for Fortune 500 companies with my partner-in-shine Sophie. Working with personal development is a dream for me, and honestly, I've never been happier.
But, this hasn't always been the case...
Growing up, I used to follow the “recipe for success”. Because once you'd be successful, you'd be happy right? (Ehum, not really..) Anyways, I got good grades, worked hard and finally, I landed a top marketing job in Paris. It was everything I’d always dreamt of – or so I thought. After a couple of months, an uncomfortable feeling started to creep in. A feeling of not being in the right place or doing the right thing. The pain, stress, and frustraton with not knowing my direction in life grew bigger. Eventually, the tipping point came when a dear friend of mine unexpectedly passed away.
Questions such as, “ Is this it?”, “What am I doing with my life?” and “Am I living life true to myself?” started to pop up.
Before this, I used to live as if I would live forever. I talked about dreams, but I never acted on them. I always found excuses as to why it wasn’t the right time, or fretted about how things wouldn’t work out.
I knew I wanted to change – the only problem was that I had no idea where to.
So, I went traveling with the aim to get clear about my true life direction. After lots of trail and error, things finally started to fall into place. Today, I have clarity about my passions, purpose and direction in life. Since then, I'm helping others to reach the same level of clarity.
Clarity is power. And the sooner you get clear about what you want to do, the sooner you can get about the business of creating it.
Today, I hope you'll bet on yourself. Today, I hope you'll make a decision that will change your life forever. Today, I hope you'll decide to get clear on your life calling so that you can start steering your life in the direction you want.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ― Howard Thurman