Stuck in a Job You Hate?: Stop Waiting…

At a networking event this week, I met Marina, who talked to me about the last job she had before she started her own business.

"I was SO unhappy at work. I kept thinking...
I am working 9-5 for survival. My life began 
after 5 pm."

Life is too short for that, she said. That’s when she decided to make a BIG change and launched her own health insurance business, which is thriving.

How about you?
What are you waiting for?
What is your spouse waiting for?
What are your colleagues waiting for?
What is your son/daughter waiting for?
What is your friend waiting for?

It’s time to stop waiting and start living fully. Create work you love.

You were not born to get a job to pay the bills until you die.

You were born with a unique set of gifts, talents and abilities. YOUR JOB is to develop and leverage those gifts and to use them to make your individual contribution to today’s world…and to be richly rewarded for it. (HINT: leveraging your gifts will enable you to make more money!) This is the basis of creating work with meaning, work you will love.

So, it’s time. No more waiting…

It’s time to get off the fence and to move towards what you want, what will make you happy, what you were put here to do. It’s time to take steps to find, and even, create, work you love.

It’s time to make a decision to do things differently. It’s time to make a decision to leave the place that makes you stressed out, burned out and unhappy. You don’t have to leave right away, but you do need to make a decision now.

It’s time to leave the comfort of what you know so that you can reach towards something new, and more rewarding.

It’s time to take a calculated risk. Notice that I didn’t say take “a chance.” I said, take a “calculated risk.”

So, that’s THE KEY: Create a strategy to bridge you from where you are now to where you want to go. You will want to put in place a structured plan to help you maintain the financial security you now enjoy so that you won’t be financially-challenged or in trouble later. (HINT: And, you don’t have to wait until you have two years of savings to make a move.)

You can make a change and stay financially responsible…to yourself, your family and your creditors. It just takes putting a plan in place during the transition. Try it!

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