When it comes to big life changes and stories of transformation there is often a story to be told.
Mine started as these things often do, with The Call. I wasn't equipped to hear it at the time, I just knew something wasn't right with the path I was on, and truth be told my body, mind, and physical health were most likely screaming at me in the years running up to the big transformation.
From Chartered Accountant to Hypnotherapist
Of all the overnight career jumps one could make this probably wouldn't feature high on most people's lists as being logical or obvious. I was studying to be a Chartered Accountant and although I knew that wasn't 'it' for me, I didn't know what was so carried on regardless.
STOCK TAKE: Are you doing something that just doesn't seem or 'feel' right even if it all looks perfect on paper?
The 'Accidental' Transformation
I 'accidentally' signed up for a personal development course. I was very quiet and shy and lacking in confidence and self-esteem and figured I would be able to "hide behind" paperwork and numbers. It became clear that a good Accountant should be able to talk to their clients so I signed up for what I thought was a communication skills course.
STOCK TAKE: Do you believe things happen by accident or are you a believer in divine timing and synchronicity?
Plunged in the Transformation Deep End
Turns out I'd signed up for amongst several other things, a Hypnosis and Huna course. What!!!!!!????? I was immediately straight on the phone upon opening the box of pre-course materials to get a refund. The main courses I'd completed at that time were my Business Studies Degree, and Post Graduate Diploma with the Chartered Institute of Marketing, so words such as these didn't feature in my vocabulary.
My refund request was skilfully denied. I had to instead attend the course and request a refund which amounted to several thousand pounds at the end of the 7-day course if I didn't get "massive value" from the training . . . . blah, blah, blah.
STOCK TAKE: Is it now time for you to broaden your horizons and explore something new? If so, notice what's been 'calling' you.
I'm Sick. I Can't Do This!
Although the main one, that wasn't my only reason for requesting a refund. I also realised if I participated in the optional yet strongly suggested 'Morning Sessions' I would be clocking 12-hours days. At that point in my life I was sleeping 12-15 hours a day just to have enough energy to get through the day, never mind 'working' for that amount of time for 7 straight days.
STOCK TAKE: If you haven't been well and your physical health were a metaphor for life, what would yours be? For example problems with the thyroid are said to be linked to challenges with self-expression and communication.
The Archetypal Journey and TranceFormation
My story followed the traditional Archetypal Journey to a T; if you don't know what that is you will find further information here: http://tranceformationstm.com/archetypal.html#arch
The Call was loud. I was pushed over the Threshold with the seemingly yet I'm sure divinely guided signing up. The Challenges were many and stockpiled, and also seemed insurmountable; cue the baldness, massive weight gain, thyroid issues, adrenal fatigue, early onset Alzheimer's to name but a few. The Abyss was deep however it thankfully only lasted a few weeks; many can spend years or an entire lifetime flailing about in there. The rest as they say is history.
The Return for me was the creation of TranceFormations: https://www.tranceformationstm.com
Some of these stages are also know as The Dark Night of the Soul.
STOCK TAKE: Of the 8 Stages of the Archetypal Journey which one are you currently on?
Take the Free Archetypal Journey Online Quiz
If you would like to know where you are on your Archetypal Journey you can take the Free Online Quiz here: https://app.involve.me/tranceformationstm/archetypal-journey-quiz
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What Was Your Big Life TranceFormation?
The first book I co-Authored alongside the late Dr Wayne Dyer, Chunyi Lin, Dr Paul Scheele, Tony Robbins and Brian Tracy was aptly entitled Stories of Transformation. In the book, which is available from my website; scroll down the home page, we have all shared the story of how we changed and transformed our lives.
STOCK TAKE: If you have made a big life or career change how did it come into being?
Your story might inspire someone who is just on the cusp and hearing or resisting The Call.
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