Since I can remember, I have always been a very energetic and an enthusiastic girl since childhood. I have always had a very positive attitude and outlook on life. I guess you could say I was always the happy one amongst my friends and family.

 

I’ve always been and still am a very hard worker. I have a great work ethic, and this is a characteristic of mine that has constantly stayed with me. I’ve always adapted to situations and challenges that came my way and have always thought that it is what it is, so I have had to just deal with it. I was always the type of person that just got on with things regardless of how I felt, and I just thought that this was what I was supposed to do and that there’s no other way.

My first job was working for a fast food restaurant. After a few years working here, I knew that I had something more to give. I was always searching for a career in the industry that interested me at the time. It was hard to find, but I still had to keep maintaining an income, so I continued working while searching for a new career.

 

After some time, I finally found it! I found that job and career path that I was looking for! I started to embark on my first ‘office’ job, and it felt great because I was finally moving forward in my life. This new career that I embarked on, was a great stepping stone for me. I really learnt so many academic skills as well as personally developing myself even further. I started feeling comfortable in my job, in my role and I knew what was expected of me every day.

However, one day I suddenly realised something. I realised that at this moment in time and at this age, I was not where I thought I would be in my life. Suddenly, I felt overwhelmed. So many thoughts running through my mind. One of those thoughts was that I realised that I had been working since I was in my late teens but haven’t had much to show for it. My bank balance doesn’t show this. I don’t own my own house, nor have I travelled to as many countries like I want to. Other background thoughts were wondering what happened to all this money I’ve been earning? Why haven’t I saved up? Is it too late to change this? Did I take a wrong turn somewhere? I remember crying to my boyfriend about all of this because of this feeling. That feeling of being stuck and not knowing how to fix it.

I realised right there and then that I was not completely fulfilled and that some big changes needed to happen to change this!

While all these thoughts were running through my head, I started exploring different aspects in my life. I had a think about where I was with my current job. A good friend of mine made me realise something that changed the way I thought about my current job. I had another realisation that I felt like I was not valued enough in my role. Not only that, but as time kept passing me by, I realised that I was not thriving in my job role anymore. I started to feel stuck and bored in what I was doing, which was a strange feeling for me because I was comfortable in this job, I knew my place and I’ve always been the type of person to just get on with things and just deal with it. 

 

 

 

When I realised this, I acted immediately. I knew that I did not want to feel this way for a long period of time. I knew that I would really regret it if I didn’t tap into the potential that I knew I still have to achieve bigger things. I told myself that this was the year that changes are going to happen! I had to start exploring myself and find out what exact changes needed to happen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I felt stuck as to what my next step would be in my career. I felt aimless. I also felt very frustrated and I had lost count as to how many times I raced downstairs to the toilet at work and had a little cry. I guess this was mostly my emotions coming out from the frustration of knowing that I deserve better and that I am capable of better.

The smallest things started to really get to me and fueled that frustration even more. I knew a change needed to happen, but I didn’t know where or how. I felt lost because I didn’t know what exactly I was good at and I didn’t exactly know what I could offer others. I didn’t know what was out there that would be suitable for me and my current skill set.

I wanted to find another role that would really development my current skills.

 

 

 

This time I told myself that I am not going to just ‘deal with it’ like I have done with everything else.

During this period, I joined an online community of entrepreneurs and opened my mind to new opportunities that were right at my fingertips. Within this community, I got presented with an amazing opportunity to take a coaching accreditation course. Listening to what was being offered and all the value that would be shared in this course, I immediately knew I had to take this course! I felt really drawn to take this course because it would allow me to help other people and I knew this would create a sense of fulfillment to know that I’m making a positive impact out there. Learning about so many things within the accreditation course, it has opened up my mind a lot more and learn more about myself and it also helped to have a different perspective in different aspects in my life.

 

 

In this time, I also went to 3 little jewellery making courses which was something I’ve been wanting to do for years! It felt great that I could finally tick that off my bucket list. This helped me because I finally took action on something that I had been wanting to but never got round to it before nor prioritised what I wanted.

I realised that I need to be grateful for what I have and for the job that I have. When I publicly declared my gratefulness for having this job in the first place, the very next day I got invited for a job interview at a new place. I got the job!

 

 

 

This was a great turning point for me! I felt good because this year changes were happening, and this was one of them. This new job opportunity came to me because I decided to take action and not allow myself to settle! I was able to get out of a job where I was feeling stuck. I’m now in a new job, feeling challenged and thriving again in a new, refreshing environment. I’m still developing myself but now that I know what it’s like to feel stuck and undervalued, I’m determined to help others in this situation and to help them explore themselves to unlock their full potential.

I can also proudly say that I am now a Qualified Fulfilment Coach, a Qualified NLP Practitioner and now running my own coaching business. I now feel motivated and I know I’m the right path to success! I have so much value to offer. It would be a complete disservice if I didn’t help others and make an amazing impact in someone’s life, help someone feel fulfilled again and get their zest for life back. If any part of my story resonates with you and you need some help and guidance, please don’t hesitate to contact me and book your complimentary discovery call.

© 2020 by Lee-Ann De Leca