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Email from Chris Findley (Authentic Success Stories):

August 1, 2011


I just had to write and update you on what's been going on with me.

The company I've been in conversation with for several months called and offered me a position in early June.  It was so exciting!  Just a couple of weeks prior to the offer, I had become discouraged and thought seriously about just settling back into “normal” and giving up the search. I had this one lead and had had some good conversations with the CEO, but I thought it was too long a shot.  I drafted an email thanking him for his time and was going to move on…

But I had this voice inside that told me to be patient and let it play out.  I'm glad I did.

I never sent it.  I deleted the email and 2 weeks later I received an offer.

It is exactly that 18 months ago I was hoping to do.  I wanted to leave teaching and move into an aviation field, particularly in aviation business which has been my passion since I was a boy.   I wanted to improve my sense of accomplishment and purpose, provide better for my family, and have a career path that I felt I could really throw myself into.  This is a dream job!  I feel very blessed.  I'm still sort of in shock that it's here!  I'm working with high caliber people who are a joy to be around.  I'm working with intricate and interesting deals daily with all sorts of aircraft.  I work with some of the biggest manufacturers in the aviation industry and get to meet some impressive leaders.

I'm excited for my work.  And I'm excited on Mondays to go to work.  I never know who's on the other end of the phone.  No 2 deals are alike.  I've spoken with people all around the world…just in the last month!  I've met missionaries and businessmen.  I'm learning loads and what's even better is that I still get to fly as a pilot myself!

My salary has improved, and I feel like I'm providing much better for my family while doing what I love.  How do I know? Because in my coaching I learned how to evaluate opportunities and find where I can best fit and THRIVE!

Here's what  I wrote about my Vocational Calling during our coaching:

“I want to be in a place of variety, excitement, creativity, and innovation.  I see myself in a business that is related to my love of flying and/or allows for it on the side.  I love movement, excitement, and seeing results in tangible ways.”

Nailed it! This is EXACTLY what I was hoping and working for.

I made a video I entitled “Thanks” to share with you and your clients so they can see that your Live It Forward coaching and your Speak It Forward Boot Camp really can have a massive impact on their lives as it has mine.  Check it out: http://vimeo.com/27134971

Thanks Kent.  Your coaching made the difference.  You helped me get here.  And I thank you for it….

Dude…you've got a fan on this end!!!!!!  And I offer a sincere thanks to you!!!!

Chris Findley
Aircraft Sales Specialist and Flight Instructor
Corporate Flight Management