Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I Can't Believe You Did That

In 2004, I left my full time job to pursue my professional goals - coaching and speaking to inspire, motivate, and educate people to live their RADICAL life. I simply wanted to help people define success for themselves and then have the guts to go after it.

Fast forward to 2011.

This past weekend I got a call from an executive I worked with at that company. While we saw it each periodically over the years, we didn't really keep in touch. So I was surprised when I got a call from him.  After catching up with what was happening in each other's lives, he asked me about the Get RADICAL Women's Conference and said that his wife and daughter planned to attend.

Then, he said something that really touched me. He said that he remembers when I left the company and talked about pursuing my dreams. There were others he'd known over the years who talked about taking a different direction, going after a goal, or pursuing one of their passions - but they never quite made the leap.

I was one of the few people he'd seen actually do it.  He reminded me that so many people talk about what they are going to do. But so few people actually do it. He said he couldn't believe I did it and that he was proud of me.

What about you? Are you the one alwasys talking? Talking about...
Writing a book?
Going back to school?
Traveling to a foreign country?
Volunteering to help others?
Starting a non-profit?
Recording an album?
Going for a promotion?
Starting a business?

Don't be one of those that wish they did. Be the one that's glad they did.

As the RADICAL Success Coach, Doreen Rainey helps her clients take charge of their professional and personal life. She is the founder of the Get RADICAL Women's Conference with Jillian Michaels and Niecy Nash. For more information about the 2011 conference, visit the website. Registration is now open!

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