Sun, 12 April 2015
Todays guest on Join Up Dots is a lady that I was told three or four times "Have you had her on the show now"
And looking back through the archives I realised with shame that I hadn't, so it with delight that she is now.
As she is a lady that can shed light on a problem that we all suffer with this (or at least those of us that don't know that there is a different way)
As she says "Are you someone who is burned out from working hard for many years yet afraid to step back out of fear of losing all you've gained?
Are your work obligations keeping you from having deeply meaningful relationships with your family and friends?
Do you feel stuck in a situation that takes everything you've got yet know there has to be more to life...an ultimate state of joy, satisfaction, and fulfilment. Maybe you've found yourself fantasizing about the possibilities but still nothing changes.
I want you to know you don't have to stay in this stressful state of mind and that relief is possible."
So how did she come to this realisation that there was another way?
Well as she shares "I spent 22+ years working in the world of finance, pouring myself into earning a high salary, collecting great bonuses and moving up the ladder.
This worked for a while and I reached great success, even becoming a millionaire by 37. However, after facing a major life crisis followed by several tragedies, the luster started to wane and the material success wasn't enough to fill the growing void inside...which left me wondering if I could ever have both inner fulfilment and outer wealth."
So does she feel that you have to go through these tough times, to truly find the lightness in your life?
Is this the way that life operates and we learn more from the stresses and hardships?
Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Leisa Peterson.