Today, I want to talk to you about getting “un-stuck”.
If you’ve found yourself struggling career-wise, the big problem that you’re probably facing is either one of two things.
One, you’re trying to figure out what exactly it is that you want.
Or two, you’re experiencing a paralyzing fear of failure.
I know how it feels; I’ve been there myself.
There was a time not too long ago that, even when everything looked great on paper, I felt stuck. I was in a relationship, but it was no longer serving me; I was in a job that I was supposed to love, but I climbed the corporate ladder, only to find that the view at the top was so not what I wanted. I didn’t know what to do, I didn’t know where to go, and I didn’t know what the heck I wanted.
Most people think about these situations all wrong. They think they aren’t entrepreneurial. Or that they hate risk. And yes, having a business sounds like fun, and you may look up to people that have their own business, but it may not be for you.
I’m going to tell you the three best career decisions I ever made, in the hopes that one or all of them will work for you.
As you read these, keep in mind that – no matter what you’re trying to do – hard work is still absolutely the key to success. Hard work pays off; if becoming a successful business owner was easy, everybody would do it. Knowing this is important because it’ll help get you where you want to be faster, I promise.
Number one, I hired a coach.
I was so stuck, I didn’t know what to do, and didn’t know where to turn. Having a coach and a mentor helped steer me in the direction I needed.
Number two is that I committed to finally listening to my gut.
The voice in our head and the voice in our gut may sound totally different. If you don’t know what the difference is, get quiet and just feel it. Feel if the voice in the gut is a little bit different. In my experience, the voice in our heads chatters – it’s louder. And it’s not until we get quiet, get centered, and breathe that the quiet, knowing voice in our gut tends to speak up.
Number three was that I finally quit my salary job.
It was so hard. I promise you, it was the scariest thing that I have ever done. It was rough for the first couple months, but man, was it the best decision that I ever made. I’m so thankful that I did it.
After you do these things, you’ll be more confident. You’ll figure out what you want, and the fear of failure won’t quite be so paralyzing.
Is that something that you’d like? If you want to get over the fear of failure to figure out what it is that you want, book a discovery call with me, and let’s talk about how we can work together to help you find your path.