I’ve been lying to you! Well I haven’t really. But I’m going to clear the air and let you know what 2017 has in store for me and GDNZ. You may or may not know but up until the end of 2016, Goal Diggers NZ was my side gig. In 2014 I had my last year teaching full time and have been dabbling in teaching relief work for the last two years while building the GDNZ empire. I craved the comfort of having money show up into my bank account on a regular basis (or not so regular at times). I felt pressure from people close to me to be earning money through a conventional and easily recognised profession. I was holding on tight to societal beliefs that I had been immersed in throughout my life. I let fear hold me back and cripple me from doing what I truly wanted to be doing and how I wanted to be living.
Then life shat on me. Or so I thought it did at the time. Little did I know it was redirecting me to get back on the right path just in an extremely ugly and confronting way. I was forced to face my fears and recreate a life that I wanted to be living. Around that time I was reading an amazing book called, You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero. She put it simply. You may already be living your worst case scenario. For me, relief teaching was holding me back from doing what I wanted to be doing which was GDNZ full-time. I wanted to have more time for my clients so that I could be the best possible version of myself to coach, support and guide them. I wanted to be able to travel around the country, meet new people and build new relationships. I wanted to be fully immersed in a #GDNZLIFESTYLE that I promote to all of you without feeling like a bit of a fraud. But that fear was keeping me from taking that leap, until I realised, thanks to Jen Sincero, that I was already living the worst case scenario. The worst case scenario in taking that leap of faith is that you end up back where you are right now. I’ve taken the leap and if it doesn’t work out, then I can go back to relief teaching a couple of days a week and try again. It’s as simple as that. Are you already living your worst case scenario? Something to think about.
2017 is the year I have let go of the fear, the pressures and the worries and have started to live and breathe GDNZ twenty four seven. I could not be happier. This year I haven’t been home for longer than 5 consecutive days and I have covered around 1315km of New Zealand, discovering and exploring so many delicious parts of the country, being present while making magical memories with both new and old friends and creating connections with an incredible new group of coaching clients that I just can’t wait to get started with. I am truly the happiest I have been in years and can’t stop smiling when I think of how I’m living life exactly how I want to be. #goals Now that I’ve taken that leap the universe is already proving to me it has my back as I am continuously given opportunity after opportunity to get Goal Diggers NZ to where I want it to be. It is one incredible feeling and I’m so looking forward to sharing the rest of the journey with you.