As some of you may recall, in my former career I used to teach people how to create Jewellery from Polymer clay.
I call those days my FIMO days where I ran classes solidly every weekend for 4 years. Not even kidding. I was obsessed. And I was driven by success. Trying to do it all.
Never wanting to miss out, I would always want to attend every retreat I could possibly go to which were held all over Australia
This career also led to some fantastic opportunities overseas too which I will always be so grateful for.
Challenges were my high. I craved success on all levels. I was good at what I did and I loved that I was able to create such a successful business and life.
But there was something missing..
Why? I had it all. I created the success I had always wanted but there was no denying this sense of meaning in my life that was very much missing at the time.
The kind of meaning that cannot be achieved from external pursuits of happiness or success.
I talk a lot about this in many of my speaking gigs at events. There was something pulling me forward like a current I could not escape from..
This message became stronger to me when I came back to Sydney after travelling awhile. I knew there was something else. I could no longer teach the Jewellery classes. It definitely took me by surprise as before that I hardly even knew what a Social Enterprise was let alone what exactly it was I was supposed to be doing.
I am so fortunate though that I listened to my calling because it has drawn me closer to my higher purpose which although has been a very challenging journey wouldn’t change it for the world.
This journey I have been on this last year has taught me so much about myself. I used to be an opportunist, always chasing the next best thing. My coach actually put it to me straight. She said, “Kathy, you suffer from a serious case of FOMO.” What on earth was that I thought??
FOMO means a Fear of Missing Out; anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on social media.
The opportunist in me would spread herself too thin, because I always wanted to be everywhere and be everything to everyone one. Until one day I lost touch with my true self. I needed to come back to ME and when I did I realized I was a lot wiser, more aware about how I use my energy and make decisions.
They don’t call me chief energy officer for no reason!
So the universe gave me another chance at a Start Up with the launch of Moeloco for than half a year ago now and my intention is to do it with more mindfulness, gratitude, integrity and whole lotta sole!
Will you join me on this epic journey?
If you said yes, I would love for you to share this blog post or reach out to me in the Moeloco community. Would love to hear from you