Transformational Success Story!Welcome to our Transformational Success Story where I personally interview one of our very successful clients, Christine. Christine is a program manager who works for the government. She is single, enjoys going out with friends, drinks and dinner, movies and doing NLP courses.
How was life prior to your transformation?
I was very unhappy with every aspect of my life. I was not satisfied with anything. It was causing me a myriad of problems in every aspect of my life. The main problem was that I had a really poor relationship with myself. I seemed to always be feeling bad, angry with someone and stressed about not having what I wanted. I was always either angry or upset. I was unhappy in my work and the level of pay I was getting. I really didn’t like my job and I was unhappy in my personal life because I kept having problems and dramas. There was always something wrong.
You have made significant changes in your life Christine, can you tell us about your transformation?
The major change has been my internal world. There is an absence of unhappiness. I am now happy all the time which is a massive change. The biggest external change has been me being able to get myself a really good job where I am my own boss, have flexibility, it is convenient, the pay is very good and my workmates are fantastic. It is a complete opposite to my job in the prior company.
It is a huge change to go from everything being wrong to be able to get a job where everything is right for me. Before I wasn’t working towards anything – I had no goals and nothing to propel me. I just existed. Now I am much more purposeful and have a lot of optimism. If I hadn’t experienced the transformation, it would have been disastrous to have been retrenched last year. Instead, I used it to get a job way better than what I had.
What were the biggest challenges you needed to overcome to get to where you are now?
The biggest challenge was having a mindset that I won’t be able to have what I want – that I was stuck. I always had knowledge and the belief that anyone can change but didn’t have that belief myself. I believed that anyone else can do it but I can’t. It was a matter of getting out of my comfort zone and doing things that I had not done before. I realised that the situation I was in was my own making – I didn’t take opportunities in the past. It was liberating once I understood that for every inaction there was an equal action and I discovered that I had a choice. I am quite proud of having faced the redundancy and rather than being devastated by the redundancy I found a better position than I had previously – a job that is perfect for me.
To what extent has working with Qt helped you to have what you really want in your life?
It has made an incredible difference – a massive change. In the past something small had the potential to ruin my week or year. These days I am simply happy. It has opened my eyes to look for multiple possibilities and I realised that there is so much out there that I could do that I previously couldn’t allow myself to consider. It has helped me to get the job I want, to identify what I am going to do in the future and to create a compelling future.
After being made redundant, I secured the job I wanted. I have done really really well in this job, I have a lot more responsibility and have been invited to be part of a Steering Committee. I am really pleased with how successful I am in this role and how much more I am able to do. I now get a call every month from past employers offering me jobs. I have gone from being a real underperformer at work to being able to do a really really good job. I have been able to choose and seek out more positive options rather than putting up with a situation that I don’t like. It has really impacted on my relationships because the stress is gone and I am able to have a lot more fun.
What has been the biggest change for you? Has the change being a lasting one?
It has been a lasting change. The biggest change is that I am optimistic and excited about my future and am looking forward to things compared to not before. It has been quite profound. I am doing things that I have not done before. For example, I decided to invest in an NLP Practitioner training instead of worry about it and then spend money on something else anyway. I went on an overseas holiday and before I said that “I can’t afford it”. I didn’t want to spend money on myself, now I am committed to creating my future.
How would you sum up your transformation?
The best decision that I have made to date. It’s been extraordinary. It was unexpected – the best change I have had in my life. It’s been great. There is no situation that can’t be changed if you are willing to change it. There is always a way. All you have to do is to start looking for what you need that will help you to do it.
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