Are you done with living a life you are not excited about? Are you done HAVING to take a shower at 6 am every day so that you can dress up and go to a job that doesn’t fulfill you? I’m not judging; I was there. I was right where you are now. Living a life of routine. Waking up, rushing, stressing about being late to a job that wasn’t making me feel alive.
This doesn’t mean that I hated that job; it was just the kind of job that felt like a job. Have you heard about that quote? “Find a job that you love so you don’t have to work for the rest of your life.” Mmm … easy, eh? Actually, yes, it is as simple as that. But first things first: You need to know what that thing is that excites you, and why.
Some have confused the title of “entrepreneur” with being successful.
Some have confused the status of “married” with success. See, the truth is, everyone can be successful, starting today. Success is not titles, the car you drive, fame, etc. Those are just perceptions. You want to know the secret? Success is found within. Success is a feeling or feelings that you can have if you decide to, if you put the time into finding what it is that you are craving.
In the past year, I’ve been working with health coaches, attending lots of events, and meeting successful, powerful women. They all say the same thing: You can find happiness and success when you know what your core feelings are, when you find your truth. No one else can do that for you because no one else knows you like you do.
Once you find that, the second step is to write down the pros and cons. If you are not where you want to be, that is probably because of negative thoughts. “I won’t make enough money as a trainer,” “I don’t think I’m good enough,” ”I don’t know where to start.” But, really, let me tell you a quick story.
My dream as a teenager was to live in a big city in a foreign country, writing for a famous magazine.
I moved to Canada when I was 23, not speaking the language, not knowing anyone, with no education other than the one back home.
A story that I haven’t tell you is that I failed my first job interview for a waitress position in a Mexican restaurant called “Salsa and Agave”. My dream felt so far away at that time. Three years later, I was working in management and operations for a company that operated in 54 countries, in charge of a multi-cultural team. At 27, I started my blog, ilove604.ca, while getting certified as a wellness coach. At 28, I became a mother and bought my first house in one of the most expensive cities in the world. By 29, I was making income from my “blog” and at 30 I found that “job that doesn’t feel like job” and went all in for it! I left my “secure” job to move completely to marketing and my blog.
The risk was high; I had two kids, a mortgage to pay, and responsibilities, but my desire to wake up and feel “free,” to actually enjoy what I do, was higher. Once you find what you want and why, the next step is to make the decision and go all in for it. Do not look back. I’m not saying to quit your full-time job right away; just sit down and write the small steps you are going to take DAILY that will get you to that dream job or project.
If you want to start today, here is a small step for you:
How much time per day?
This blog post is dedicated to this girl I meet at RISE conference, who was done waking up at 6 AM.