What to do if you’re stressed, cynical or overburdened…

I sat beside the edge of the water, terrified. I was on a hiking trip alone and it was getting cold. A voice inside my head had just told me to quit my job.

But what will I do?? How will I make money?! How will I survive?? I asked to no one in particular, What will my family think?

The voice kept talking, “You’ll figure it out. You’ll be taken care of. Your family will understand.”

I rocked back and forth beside the lake. Staring out at the water. It was getting darker and colder.

But I love my job. But I believe in the work. I can’t possibly expect anything better.

The voice was calm and soothing, You’ll be okay. You’ll find meaningful work. You’ll figure out your life.

Tell your boss on Dec 1st, leave the job May 1st.

I was overwhelmed. Quitting felt like jumping off a cliff. Quitting felt impossible.

So when I got back to the city and I let myself forget about it. It was a weird experience and I was probably just crazy. Plus, my job wasn’t that bad… Sure I was exhausted but there were good moments. The work was meaningful.

A month later I made a mistake with one of the youth. I beat myself up for it and would wake up feeling tired and incompetent. I questioned whether I was doing more harm than good. And I started to consider quitting again.

In January I summoned my courage and quit. My boss offered me a 4 month leave instead. I was flattered they wanted me to stay but I knew I needed more than 4 months. I jumped off the cliff.

And it was fucking terrifying. I didn’t know what I was going to do. I didn’t know where to start. But I also felt more free than I had in a long time…

A part of me was terrified but the calm voice from the lake was around too. Telling me to take it step by step. Telling me everything would be okay.

So I started to take it step by step.


-feel like at the end of the day you have nothing left to give
-feel more sensitive than usual to the little things that come up
-feel like you’ve taken on too much and aren’t certain if it’s all really aligned with your purpose


-feel lighter
-feel satisfied at the end of the day
-easily pay the bills
-and feel like you could take on anything

That’s exactly why I created this checklist that gives you 3 simple steps to walk you have more time, less stress and more energy for the things you love:


To finish my story, after I quit I moved to a yoga retreat and study centre in the mountains and spent 2 years studying yoga, meditation and inner workings of my mind. This checklist is a SHORT CUT based on what I learned during this time, so you don’t have to take two years off your life ;).

Don’t forget to download your free checklist here!!

I believe in you and I believe step by step you’ll get there,


Bryn Bamber
Author. Speaker. Coach.
The Courage Compass

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

-Howard Thurman

Author: Bryn Bamber

I work with big hearted people who want to make a positive impact in the world. The only problem is: -Your career isn’t working -You wake up some days and don’t want to get out of bed -You’re stressed about paying the bills Career Coaching in the Forest teaches you how to make small shifts that will free up tons of energy for the things you really love. A life where you wake up to feeling a sense of purpose and easily pay the bills. I teach you how to approach making a career change in a way that is fun, easy and gets results :). I have over a decade of experience in the field of education and during my four years at an educational non-profit I hired enough contract staff to know what employers want and DON’T WANT in the job application process. So why did I start this? When I was 24, I was overwhelmed by my job working with vulnerable youth and fell apart. I moved to a yoga centre for 2 years to put myself back together. There I figured out what I was messing up at work and became a yoga and meditation teacher. Career Coaching in the Forest will help you to see the mistakes you’re making without having to move to a yoga centre! And use meditative practices to help you see where you need to go. I know exactly what it feels when something’s not right in your career and now I love helping others to make changes so their lives can become full of meaning and purpose again and so that you can make lots money too ;). Start today: get my Free Resource: Land Your Dream Job Checklist here - tinyurl.com/dreamjobchecklist And above all else, please go for your dreams. Your life has meaning. You are here for reason. Find out what it is and when you do put all you that you got towards it! Talk soon! Bryn To learn more go to www.couragecompass.org

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