Last night, I was walking around an amusement park with a friend and we were talking about how crazy fast my life has changed over the last couple of years. “I mean, it’s just not how it works for most people” she said. “There is something special about you to have been able to accomplish that much in such a short amount of time. I remember your first ever Facebook live – announcing that quit your job. That was only in 2017.” Now, I love this woman. She herself has been doing some amazing things in her life. But she couldn’t have been more WRONG. I stopped walking and shared this with her:
Life can unfold at a rapid rate if we allow ourselves to be guided by God/The Universe (one in the same for me). I have been able to change and grow so quickly because in January of 2017 I got so sick of feeling stuck in my life – In a moment of desperation, I gave it up to God and said “Alright! I’ll listen. Tell me my next step and I swear – I’ll do it.” Less than an hour later while stuck in traffic on the way to my corporate job (that I hated), a song came on the radio that changed everything. It was an awful tune, and upon pushing the button to change the station – my radio shut completely off. I turned it back on and tried to change the station again and the same thing happened again. Stuck in traffic and now annoyed with my only music selection, I conceded to listen to it. The very next song that came on changed my life. It was a song called “Something More” by a band called Sugarland and I have zero doubt in my mind that the Universe sent it for me to hear in that exact moment. The entire song was speaking to me, but most profoundly were these lyrics:
“There’s gotta be something more
Gotta be more than this
I need a little less hard time
I need a little more bliss
I’m gonna take my chances
Taking a chance I might
Find what I’m looking for
There’s gotta be something more”
I looked in the rear view mirror and there were tears falling down my face. Yet, I wasn’t sad. Far from it in fact! I felt an overwhelming feeling of gratitude wash over me because I knew what my next step was…and I had made a promise that I was going to take it. The universe is ALWAYS sending us signs and it couldn’t have gotten more clear than this. I drove to work that day and put in my two week notice. No back up plan, no discussing it with my husband, no hesitating or second guessing my intuition. This was the first big “leap” I took that set off a domino effect that has led up to today.
Here’s the thing… even if you start looking for signs… even if you get really good at tuning in to your intuition… NONE OF THAT MATTERS if you don’t listen and take action! Most people get stuck right here because we’re often asked to take a leap of faith to get to where we want to be in life. We’re asked to trust when all the signs point to turning left – but the world says we should turn right. It can feel fucking terrifying. The same year I quit my job was the same year that I launched my company, O’Rourke Media, AND had the first every SPARK event. I got a download during a meditation that said “You should put on an event for women” and even though I had never done anything like that before, nor did I know a ton of women who I thought would even come – I took the leap.
Being scared doesn’t go away, even after you have practice and proof in taking action. You just learn to lean into the fear and follow it. Just in the last month alone I have shaken hands with fear and intuitively stepped into big projects and partnerships that have no promise of being successful. I can’t guarantee the outcome will be what I hope it will be. But I do know this – even if I fail and fall flat on my face – even if I make a total fool of myself… it’s part of the bigger plan and will bring me closer to the my personal destiny. Why? Because I believe deeply in this one thing. Paulo Coelho said most perfectly in the great book of our time, The Alchemist:
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it…”
My journey is going to look different from yours, but it’s not because I’m special. I’m literally as ordinary as they get – I promise you that. My journey looks different because my personal goals are different from yours. What I visualize and what I want to achieve aren’t going to be exactly the same as anyone else’s. I can promise you this… Your journey can be EVEN BETTER than mine. Not better for me, but better for you. You just have to trust. Trust that God is always showing you the way. Trust that there are signs always guiding you. Trust your intuition when it screams at you – even when it’s really fucking scary. Trust that your wings will grow and you will fly… but only after you take the leap and jump into the unknown.
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