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My Story – Part 2

30 Jun

So, instead of complaining for the rest of my life, I decided to take action. I wanted to find the work I love and then create a business around it. I bought several books on the subject and read them all. I went to seminars and workshops. I hired a coach and received 12 sessions of coaching. I surrounded myself with like-minded people. I went to a personal development coaching course with the hope that it would help me find the work I would love to do. I liked the course so much that I decided to continue my education and receive a coaching diploma.

While I was studying for my coaching qualification, I was also working at my corporate job. I started coaching my clients in the evenings and at the weekends. Although I was a trainee coach, all my clients said how much I helped them during our sessions and this was a great motivation for me.

I got my diploma after 18 months of study. That is when I decided to specialise on a niche. I started reading books on the subject, spoke to my clients and a few experienced coaches. In the end, we all agreed that my niche was helping people discover the work they love. I took up further training and also read several books to improve my expertise.

I set up my business on the side while I was working in my job. When I felt ready, I left the corporate world. Almost everyone was shocked. Some didn’t understand why I was leaving such a “great job”. Others looked at me with envy. A few people thought I was making a big mistake.

3 years have passed since I left my corporate job and I did not regret my decision for one second. That was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Now I can work whenever I want and wherever I want. In addition to my coaching business, I have set up another business on internet. I have other plans too.

I have started this blog in order to share my experience with you, inspire you to discover the work you were born to do and create your dream business. Feel free to leave a comment and ask me questions.

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7 Comments

Posted by on June 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

7 responses to “My Story – Part 2

  1. Peter Wright

    July 16, 2011 at 3:20 am

    Ebru, thank you for sharing your story, congratulations on having the inner strength and commitment to change your life.

    It takes more courage to make the changes yourself than to react after outside forces do it for you. I am sure your experience will inspire and motivate others to take control of their own lives.

     
    • Ebru Ulufer

      July 22, 2011 at 3:02 pm

      Wow! First comment on my blog! Thank you Peter for your nice words:)

       
  2. russbastable

    December 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Inspiring read! Thanks for telling your story… and a good idea as well!

     
  3. Ebru Ulufer

    December 29, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Thanks Russ! 🙂

     
  4. thisisspain

    January 19, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Yes, inspiring. “If you aren’t having fun, you are doing it wrong” is something I have begun to understand over the past few years.

    So, you are the other person I know who loves what he/she does. Respect!

     
    • Ebru Ulufer

      January 26, 2012 at 2:36 am

      Thanks Steve, you have my respect too!

      You are absolutely right. It is 1:30 am right now and I am writing a new blog post. Not because I have to but because I want to 🙂 As Dale Carnegie said, people rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

       
  5. cookiecuckoo

    April 4, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Such a great, inspirational story! Glad you found your niche and that you are happy doing it. 🙂

     

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