A year ago, I was working at a great company. I was passionate about the work I was doing I felt content with where my life was at. I was pregnant with my second child and I thought I was happy with the way things were. That April I was laid off. I was shocked, upset, and I felt defeated. I understood the circumstances the company was facing but I couldn't help feel like I had been fired. I had never been fired. I felt like I had let my family down and myself down. I was honestly embarrassed. My husband was amazingly supportive and asked me what I wanted to do. And I didn't have an answer. How could I not know what I wanted to do with my life? I was a total drifter. I had stumbled into some great jobs, earned promotions and made the best out of what life had handed me. I had never made a clear, intentional decision on where I wanted my life to go and taken steps to get me there. Being laid off changed my perspective.


When I took the time to really think about my life and write down my goals I was able to see the path clearly. Real Estate was a answer for me for my career. I had a renewed sense of ambition and motivation. I quickly enrolled in school and interviewed for a brokerage. I found Unite Real Estate and really connected with their vision and passion to help others. I completed “Five Days to Your Best Year Ever” by Michael Hyatt. It gave me the framework I need to help intentional guide my goals for my life.



Having written goals that I review each week has been such a blessing. It keeps me motivated and reminds me what I am working towards each day. It gives me a sense of accomplishment as I track my progress each week. It provided an opportunity for my husband and I to really get on the same page about what we want for our life together.


~Wesley Gillies