July 24, 2017

OAC 281 When The Momentum Dies!

This is my tale of what I've been through when my momentum died! Have you ever been on a roll and things were happening according to all your plans and then it came to a screeching halt? Well after 7 years with  I felt like I was standing still....


This is my tale of what I've been through when my momentum died!

Have you ever been on a roll and things were happening according to all your plans and then it came to a screeching halt? Well after 7 years with Send Out Cards I felt like I was standing still.

My momentum had definitely died.  Unfortunately, it's not all under our control.  So many factors play into what keeps us going and what comes along to stop us.

I chose to detour because I was suffering from the loss of my team and so many other things.  I just did not feel I could start over and so I went in a different direction and received so many gifts.

Sometimes, to get a better perspective of where we are, we have to go off our chosen path.  Not quit, but detour until we find our way back home.

That's what happened to me.  I truly believe when you listen in if you've been on a career journey of your own you'll be able to relate.  I have received so many unexpected gifts on my jaunt.  I learned about podcasts :-)  I met Cynthia Bazin and Lisa Bechtol, two very cherished friends I would never have met, and many, many more people in my life.

It wasn't an easy chose, my heart ached walking away for awhile, but I just felt so stuck and was so tired of nothing happening.  As the plateau lingered on I lost my passion and my drive.  And I just had to find a way to get moving again.  So I chose a very different direction.

I caution you to keep your dream upper most in your mind when you get into a slump or your momentum dies.  Don't completely walk away if you're stuck.  Wander around, find a new perspective, take a different unrelated adventure and see what gifts you receive.  And then get back in the game!  That's what I'm doing.

Passing On A Smile,

Gail