Two years ago, I wasn’t able to say that. My lament began every Sunday night because I was dreading Monday mornings. It wasn’t that I hated my job; I was rewarded with some pretty awesome perks and was making a generous salary. The problem was me. I was in a position that was not aligned with my goals and values.
I was uninspired and at the end of the day, I left emotionally unfulfilled. I tried various ways of filling that void over the course of my 15 years in corporate. I was not only a Girl Scout leader, but a Girl Scout trainer for new leaders. I served on several non profit boards. Nevertheless, though all of that was great, it was merely a distraction. I was simply too scared to truly explore what it is that brought me joy and actively pursue a career that aligned with that.
Fortunately, I was given a nudge. Some call this nudge a lay off or organizational restructuring. It was what I needed to face the fear and live the life I was created to do. Two years ago I launched my business as a career coach, and this is the happiest, scariest, most freeing experience I have ever undertaken!
Entrepreneurship is not easy, but I have no regrets! I have had the opportunity to help many people get out of their own way and launch careers that bring them satisfaction and purpose. Two years later, I still get that tingly feeling when I am preparing clients for an interview or helping them narrow down their specialties.
Often clients tell, “Slow down! I can’t write that fast!” because I am bursting with excitement. I truly love what I do and most importantly, I love Mondays!