I have recently been offered an opportunity to work in quite a prestigious environment, as a recognised expert and which will garner me a certain amount of recognition, dare I say fame, in my field and maybe even a few others. It will probably also lead to significant material benefits.

When this happened I was delighted, honoured, proud and couldn’t wait. I started to plan, to imagine, to organise and to run around developing my ideas, my presentation, my calendar, making contacts, adding events – basically, everything that good and successful project management stipulates to bring the greatest results leading to prestige, fame and potentially wealth.

Happy dance around the room, congratulations from many, respect from others…

So, why am I telling you this? Because this weekend I finally asked myself a few questions – Do I actually want this? Is it really me? What is my feeling or emotion when I think of this? What do I think the next 3 to 5 years will bring by doing this? Is it taking me where I want to go?

What is my answer? A definite hmmmmmmmmmmmm! So, I am not as committed as I thought I was at first. I was blinded by the glitter, the stars, the spotlights…

What happened this weekend to make me ask these questions? My son, his girlfriend and my grandson came to visit. It is the first time he had been to this house as we live in different countries and he loved it and understood totally why I was here and how much it suits me. My house is very small but spacious layout, fairly basic but totally me. Lots of pets, middle of the country, old converted barn, lots of wood and stone, lots of light, full of plants, very peaceful and with a very relaxed and relaxing environment both inside and out. Nature, natural, wild, free are all words you would associate with it. It’s a happy place, a place where you can be yourself.

My career opportunity is also me, it is the successful, professional me. The me that likes business challenge and success, developing new ideas and promoting new opportunities for others – but it is also the old me. What I have to decide now that I have seen the light is how much of which part of me do I want to invest in what direction…

I am so happy that I had this light bulb moment and that I am having doubts and asking myself questions. It is a wonderful chance to sift through everything and work on a way to adapt this to what I really want and to see how I can get them to fit together – rather than going blindly forward without listening to the inner me, to my source, to my energy and flow centre. I know myself, it is energy and flow that I need to do anything well, successfully and be fulfilled.

How often do you make decisions blinded by the glitter, the stars and the spotlights? What can you do to listen more to your inner source, to find your energy and flow and to blend all of these together to give you your happiest, most fulfilled you?


Anna Letitia Cook
Anna Letitia Cook

Anna Letitia Cook - author, speaker, radio presenter - is passionate about mentoring women in finding clarity and fulfilment in their life choices. She created and became CEO of her first company in the entertainment industry at age 32. Midlife approaching, hungry for a dynamic change, she refocused her experience, founding WomenUP Ltd to help women shape their own future. Creator of the 'SCOPE' and '4Fs' processes for career, fulfilment and holistic success. Author of ‘Unstoppable Goddess: Every Women’s Guide to Freedom, Fulfilment and Success’. UN Women's 2016-2017 Global Champion for Change @ Empower Women. ...On the personal front: Mum, Granny, ‘flattie’ owner, horse lover, ballet fanatic, hiker! Into castle renovations, sculpture, farming, yoga. Drinks tea...