You have a purpose. You’re meant for great things. This episode talks about what’s stopping you from going for your dream and how to overcome it so that you can build that amazing life that you were meant for.
You’ve been there. Maybe you’re even there right now:
– You’re tired and depleted
– You have a heavy heart
– And you’re out of ideas
Your creativity which once was bubbling over seems to have gone dry and you miss it. You feel like you should be doing more. You’re judging yourself for not being as creative as you were in the past.
It started with panic attacks… I would be lying in bed trying to sleep and hear a small noise and shoot out of bed. I was in a long distance relationship so I would call my boyfriend in a panic and he would tell me to call someone who was close by. Someone who could bike over and give me a hug and tell me everything was going to be okay.
As soon as we were all seated he wrote “I’m a Pinko Commie” on the blackboard. I was in grade 12 and the class was World Issues. I thought, “Who is this teacher? And what is he talking about?”
I’ve been writing a lot about career coaching stuff. About what you can do and how I can help. And I believe it. I believe that you are meant to bring out your gifts and touch even more people than you already are.
But I’ve been craving to write about me. About my life. About how life is hard sometimes and how sometimes I don’t know how to make it better.
When I was 24, I quit my day job. I worked for a non-profit with youth in custody. I was stressed, worried I wasn’t doing enough, burning out. And it was absolutely the right decision to quit. I moved to an ashram, learned more about my mind and my spirit and returned to the workforce stronger and more clear about my purpose.
Sometimes quitting is the right thing to do, but this article is about the other times. Maybe you’re a little bit older or wiser than I was. Maybe you have student debt or you don’t want to leave your community. Maybe’s there’s a mortgage or kids or both. This article is about when it’s not time to quit, but your job really isn’t working so it’s time to do something.
Here are the Six Steps to Make Your Escape Plan.
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When a friend comes to me because they’re upset about something I did, I want to say the right thing. So I think and think and analyze the facts. How can I take responsibility for what happened? How can I be mature about this situation? How can I address this in a way that makes my friend feel heard?
I am trying to be perfect. The perfect friend, daughter, sister, employee, partner. And so I want to say the perfect thing.
But I’m realizing, when I try to say the perfect thing, I sacrifice saying the true thing. And by focusing only on the other person’s experience, I give up myself.