My last day in my well paying Corporate HR job was January 16th and I couldn't be more excited about my future! The truth is I have been unhappy with my job for the past three years. Not so much the day to day tasks, but more the politics of working in Corporate America. I fought logical thoughts with my dreams of running my own business and being my own boss. So what made me finally take action?
1. I made a previous move
Since I had been at the same company for seven years, I thought maybe my workplace hum-ho feelings could have been caused by needing a change in scenery. I took a new job in August doing a similar job in a new industry. I would be making more money and would have less roadblocks when it came to doing some of my job. I decided that I needed to make another effort to see what it was I really wanted to do.
2. I wasn't having fun
I liked certain aspects of my job just fine, like talking to managers and helping them with their issues. Other parts I loathed. Attending meetings that were totally pointless, firing people, listening to employees complain about their co-workers. The only times I was enjoying work anymore was when I was working on my side business. It got to the point where I couldn't sleep well Sunday night because of my dread of having to start the week over!
3. Reading and Podcasts
When I started my business I really got into Podcasts like EO Fire. These podcasters would talk to real people who were having success doing exactly what I wanted to do. Sometimes I would have to go a week without listening because it depressed me. A few months ago I picked up a book called "You Are a Badass" by Jen Sincero that basically changed my thinking.
I realized I had some pretty bad limiting beliefs, particularly about money and my ability to make it on my own. After reading that book, I picked up her second book and another she recommended which reinforced this idea of the law of attraction. I started to see it work and I decided I needed to take a leap of faith. Faith in myself.
4. If Not Now, When?
I realized I was making a lot of excuses for why I couldn't do what I wanted to do. I knew I could make it happen if I had the time to solely focus on my business. So I decided to take a leap. A big, scary, and exciting leap. I work best under pressure, so I decided to go for it. I had some money saved to pay for bills for a bit and knew I could always pick up a part time or contract role if I needed to. I couldn't take going to work everyday and not giving myself to succeed doing something I love.
I am so excited that I am taking this opportunity. I want to help people prepare for the job search and help them get a new job they will love! I am planning to start free webinars to help you guys with designing your dream career. Make sure you join my newsletter to stay up to date on all the new content.