I'm going to share a story about the time I failed at something and how it ended up working in my favor.
Several years back I sent in my application and scheduled my audition for a position as a Master Trainer with a company that was a leader in the fitness industry. Essentially a Master Trainer is the trainer of the trainers. I truly believed my purpose on this planet was to serve my community in the fitness and wellness industry.
I picked out my outfit, rehearsed until I couldn't get it wrong, and stepped onto the stage with energy and confidence that day. It went pretty well. However, during the interview it was noted that I didn't teach enough classes through the week and my social media following needed to be bigger, as well.
It took awhile, but I finally took a step back did some soul searching and asked myself "Why I wanted this."
I knew what I didn't want.
I didn't want to burn out teaching 15 fitness classes a week.
I didn't want to break down my own body with high intensity work every day.
I didn't want to spend all of my waking hours stuffed in a gym or driving from gym to gym.
I didn't want the stress of constantly pushing the sale (in this case trainings) to my clients.
It turns out I didn't want this particular accolade. I wanted to design my own programs and pair gentle movement with body work. It was time for me to make a big shift.
Fast forward several years: I am now the founder/owner/operator of my own wellness boutique that offers Gentle Yoga and Massage Therapy. Bringing pain relief and relaxation to my clients is my dream job and I'm so excited for what the future holds.
The company I auditioned with completely closed up operations a few years ago. I don't believe that things happen by accident. Perhaps that denial was the universe putting me right where I needed to be.