By Best Selling Author of ‘From People Pleaser to Soul Pleaser’, Tracy Secombe https://www.tracysecombe.com.au/
Are you living a life that YOU have chosen? Or are you doing lots of things you think you should or have to? Sometimes we set out on a path in the direction we want to go, but then we get distracted by constantly meeting other people’s needs.
In 2015, I was running three businesses while caring for my husband, three children, and sick parents. For a long time, the adrenaline kept me going … until my beloved mother passed away in 2016.
I was brought to my knees. Unfortunately, it took what felt like a tragedy at the time, to stop me in my tracks. In hindsight, it was when living my true life began.
I had been so busy being pulled in so many different directions trying to keep so many people happy, that I had become stuck in my head and closed my heart.
I didn’t have time to notice my emotions.
Grief cracked my heart open. It was my wake-up call. I was headed down the exact same path as my mother. She was the epitome of a people pleaser all her life and sacrificed her own happiness and well-being for others. It was time for me to break the generational chain of people-pleasers and rediscover what was important to me.
I started to get to know myself. We lose ourselves in others when we always put them first. I noticed that the thing I loved the most was seeing someone have an “aha” moment about the way their mind worked and how they could change it and become happier.
I sold one business, left another, and changed the focus of my coaching business from general mindset work to help people reach their goals to helping people pleasers tune into their souls.
When you are tuned into your soul, you are guided to exactly what lights you up. You are unique with your own set of desires and loves. When you make what you love your priority, you become more loving and lovable. You don’t have to try to please people anymore, they feel good purely by being in your joyful presence.
If you don’t already know what your calling is, it will come to you as you let go of the need for approval and recognition to come from outside of yourself and instead align with and trust your soul.
For the whole story on how to live a life that YOU love, ‘From People Pleaser to Soul Pleaser’ is available on Amazon.