I remember the day, as a young adult, sitting in a workshop for the daycare center where I worked, hearing the speaker say, "you will continue learning your whole life." My head and heart about exploded. I was so excited to hear this! I did not have to be stuck. I did not have to live a life of limits I did not deserve. I could be more.
And, so, I began to live my Nexts. I didn't really feel worthy of being a goal setter, that came much later, but I became a voracious learner, everything from bookkeeping to quilting. I took classes, read books, asked questions and did what I do best, tried to figure things out. I started businesses, worked for employers that were both good and bad, and lived a life of fun, but never quite enough with my husband, Paul; so I started chasing Nexts.... and growth...and the opportunity to give back.
My Nexts include:
Certified Professional Coach
Ceramic Studio Co-Owner
insurance salesperson for just long enough to know I'd rather coach again
Founder of Canvas Creek
Author- What's Your Excuse, What's Next, Seasoned
Founder "I'll Help" -Billings
Founding Team - 100 Strong
Board Member of several organizations.
When I watched the TED talk by Emily Wapnick, I finally had a name for my career---Multipotentialite. Just like watching the speaker, earlier in my life, I felt a moment of clarity and joy.
I have done many things, but what runs through all of them is helping others. Encouraging them. Cheering them. Inspiring them to be their very best, as part of a team or individually. That is why I built this blog; so I could tell you, and show you and inspire you to move forward,
You are worth every effort it will take to get your Next.