Five years ago I was a guest on a radio show. Walking out of the studio after my interview, I was absolutely elated. I’d fallen in love with broadcasting and decided then and there that I wanted to do my own show!
Five years later I’m still riding the wave. And I’m so grateful to all my loyal listeners and the people who have made my radio show possible. Special thanks to Joe D’Eramo for introducing me to John McCaul, who introduced me to Jeff Gamache, who introduced me to Tony Lopes, Roger and Dick Bouchard – and to all my special guests over the years!
But dreams like everything else evolve over time, and on April 7, 2010 I officially completed my last weekly broadcast of Career Life Balance (CLB) Radio – at least for now (but don’t worry, I’ll still be on air the 1st Wednesday of each month, beginning May 5th – so read on for more info). I’ve written many articles about planning for the future, setting goals and following through, and finding a balance which can propel you forward. The thing about forward motion though is that it brings change. And so not only do we need to plan and learn and act, “we need to evolve”.
Five years ago, starting my own radio show was just about the best thing I could have done. The process helped me to grow personally and professionally. But things have changed in my life since then and other exciting projects are in the works that demand my energy and attention. So I decided to embrace this evolution, which better supports my Career Life Balance.
Now, the fact that my direction is changing doesn’t mean that my goals are changing. My Coaching business is still my number one priority, and helping people is still my highest goal. It’s only my approach that’s evolving. I’m confident that this evolutionary process will bring even more benefits to my clients – and to me!
How do you know you need to evolve? Is it simply time?
There are many clues that will tell you it’s time to evolve. Maybe you’re feeling stagnate or stuck in a rut. Maybe your business has reached a plateau, but you want to climb even higher. Maybe you’re feeling apathetic toward a career that you once loved, without really knowing why. Or maybe you’re ready to grow wings and fly in a completely new direction.
If you’re not sure which path holds the most potential for growth, step back and try to look at the situation objectively. While my love for broadcasting has never faded, when I stepped back and looked at my business as a whole, I saw that in order for growth to happen, something needed to fall away – after all, there are only so many hours in the day. When an old tree falls down, more sunlight is able to come down to the forest floor, and new seeds are able to sprout. By allowing myself to let go of this one thing, I’m making room for new things to come.
Again, many sincere thanks to all my devoted listeners, friends, and clients who have helped to make CLB Radio a success! It’s my genuine hope that we can continue to evolve together. As my own evolution progresses, I’ll continue to provide helpful tips through these articles, and hopefully through other media venues as well.
In fact, although you won’t be hearing my voice every week anymore, I am happy to announce a new pilot series airing the first Wednesday of every month called “Brain Talk: Building the Bridge Between Your Business and Intuition”, with my series Co-Host, Tara Crawford Roth, CEC.
On “Brain Talk” we’ll be showcasing business experts and discussing tools to support the development of the right and left sides of the brain. So be sure to tune in to BlogTalkRadio.com/Coach-DQ on Wednesday, May 5th @ 12n EST for Brain Talk.
“Some give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than before.” – Polybius
Until next time,
Hugs to you!
Make it a Great one!