Mary

Mary Rarick

“She sat down, turned to me and said, ‘When I saw your email request for coffee I thought, ‘I sure hope she’s looking for a job, ’cause I’m going to hire her.’  I just about fell off my stool.”

Do you know what you want?

Mary didn’t know what she wanted, but she knew she was ready for something more.

Mary’s Story

After identifying my success patterns during Ignite the Spark, I left with clarity of direction and purpose. I was going to pursue a new job, and I was going to start my search by asking everyone I knew to meet me for coffee. Without a clue of the kind of job I wanted, I proceeded with the confidence that I’d know it when it presented itself.

Over the next month, I had coffee with 17 people and received 3 job offers. Note to self: Had I not taken Ignite the Spark I would have snapped up any of those job offers in a nanosecond. They were great jobs and in this economy who can afford to turn down a good job offer? {points to self} This girl. Having taken the class I knew that I could easily excel at any of these jobs but they wouldn’t be exciting, fulfilling, or even exhilarating… all new post-Ignite requirements.

Coffee #18 was with an influential business owner. She sat down, turned to me and said, “When I saw your email request for coffee I thought, ‘I sure hope she’s looking for a job, ’cause I’m going to hire her.'” I just about fell off my stool. I spent the next hour reminding myself that I had asked her to coffee.  We scheduled a meeting with her team for the following Monday and she hired me on the spot.

I was completely stunned to receive this job offer: I didn’t know she was hiring; she didn’t know I was looking; I have no formal marketing education or experience. Yet, after hearing the wonderful stories of how people’s lives are changed by heartspark, I can’t say that I was surprised to have this dream job dropped in my lap.

But wait — there’s more: An update from Mary

Fast forward two years. I started my own business and with the support of my Relax into Success classmates I identified the services I wanted to provide as well as the kinds of clients I wanted to work with. Today I am thrilled to work with extraordinary clients doing rewarding work.

But wait: there’s more. Last year I moved forward in getting the second thing that I learned I wanted in the initial Ignite class. My husband and I sold our home in the suburbs and moved to Portland’s Pearl District were we live in a beautiful condo overlooking the city. I am overwhelmed with gratitude to be living my dream.

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