September 12th, 2011 19:54 EST
How to Become Brilliant!
I spent the last 21 years with the same corporation. It was a company that treated me well, gave me opportunities and let me combine being a mother and wife while having an interesting job.
I`m also a fervent reader of Simon T. Bailey`s Newsletters and Books and at each thought or concept he shares I think to myself that what he shares feels "right". It`s not new, earth shattering or revolutionary. Just right.
And I realized through these readings that I had compromised myself into a job that was certainly interesting, but that didn`t let me be brilliant. I was very good at my job, but didn`t have fun with it anymore.
This was the starting point. Once I knew what felt wrong, I couldn`t live with it anymore. Things had to change. And here is where my problem started! I knew what I wasn`t brilliant at but had no clue what I wanted to do with my life in order to make it brilliant.
And this is when something "magical" happened. Once I had decided that I wanted to be brilliant and to eventually quit my employer, the universe arranged itself around my mindset! Or did I just see doors I ignored before? Did I just start looking at the many possible roads before me, instead of focusing on a boring highway? Whatever it was, I was able to see it now. A change was urgent and possible. It was like when you are in dark room and somebody switches the light on and then off again. You will have seen what`s in the room even if it`s dark again. You can never not know again. So I moved along with my wish to become brilliant.
To cut a long story short, I am now self-employed, have published my first book and am in the process of finalizing two more books as I am writing this.
How did I find out that it was writing I wanted to get into? A combination of a lot of reflecting & feeling what I have most fun with. After several short lists, the one item that stood out was "sharing knowledge". It simply makes me happy when I see how other people "get it", how they understand, comprehend, how they can see something that they haven`t seen before, when they say "ah!"
If it hadn`t been for Simon, I would probably still be sitting at my desk with an inner diamond wanting to get out to shine!
Gundula Welti, Paris, France (Guest Blogger and Brillionaire)