Sometimes you may find yourself in an empty space.
The space between who you were and who you are.
Remnants of the old mixed with the emerging new.
You know that Gwyneth Paltrow movie- Sliding Doors? It showcased two parallel universes where Gwyneth loses her job and finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her. In one universe, she makes her subway train just in time to come home and catch her boyfriend in the act. In the other, she misses that train. How that split moment in time changed her entire life…
“Because if you love and want something enough – whatever it is – then you don’t mind eating the shit sandwich that comes with it.” Elizabeth Gilbert
What I want is to coach, to lead, to inspire, to help others follow their passion. My shit sandwich is fear of judgement.
Too often in coaching sessions people tell me they fantasize about escaping their current job or career. That their unhappiness and symptoms of depression are nothing but a byproduct of what they do for a living. And if the job were just to change, well then they’d find themselves living a completely different life. The intrigue of leaving the old behind and running to something new and exciting, chasing “freedom”, it's more than tempting. I know, I impulsively chased it and it was the best decision I ever made. Hard as hell at times but worth it. Which brings me to why I am writing this. There are small moments of glitz and glamour in this entrepreneur online world, which is what it being shown to you (social media). Awareness of what's behind the curtain will save you from blindly jumping towards it.
Ever feel like you’re floating from one job, one career to the next? Take it from someone who has done just that. The ridiculous amount of jobs I had in my twenties:
Fitness Instructor, undercover researcher, waitress, event planner for the olympics, real estate project manager, tennis instructor, communications coordinator, key leader at lululemon, nutritionist, life coach…All while floating from one degree to the next, 3 in total and countless certifications.
All the time spent aimlessly wandering from job to job, yet I knew exactly what I wanted: to work for myself. I just didn’t know how or when, but I knew I was meant for it.