I watched the rescue helicopter flying along the cliff edge on my walk along the coast, and I wondered who they were searching for…
I read that around 50 people end their lives at a spot near where I was walking every year and the thought of that makes everything else I worry about seem irrelevant.
I got the shivers while standing there and I asked myself – why am I here? What was I put on this earth to do?
And at that moment the song I was listening to in my headphones sung the words:
“You’ve got the words to change a nation
But you’re biting your tongue.
You’ve spent a life time stuck in silence
Afraid you’ll say something wrong.”
And I knew what I’m here for – to help others.
I’ve spent my life thinking this, but I never knew how I was going to do it, until I changed what I was doing. I’ve always known I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, but I’ve been afraid I’ll say or do something wrong. I’ll embarrass myself along the way. What can I even do?
I moved to Sydney to help my Dad and grow his business in training the world in how to communicate with others, teaching others why we think and act the way we do.
Every time I run the DOTS Communication training, I feel like I get just as much out of it as those I’m teaching. I find happiness while watching their worlds change. They start to see themselves differently, understanding why they are naturally unique, discovering their strengths, and what drives them.
So every person that I help along the way makes it all worth it. All the long hours growing our business, the challenging conversations, all the financial worries that come from working for yourself, it’s all worth it.
If I can change lives by helping others, then I’m doing what I was put on this earth to do.
I only hope that I can help those in need before they think there is no hope.