You're doing everything you're supposed to do.
And yet, you aren't as happy as you should be.
A few years ago, that person was me…
In high school, I was your typical over-achiever. When it came to college, I majored in psychology and English.
Throughout my career, I felt so unqualified. It didn’t matter that I had never failed at school.
And I was terrified that everyone would find out I was a giant fake.
I was convinced that I was going to be fired from marketing because I didn’t have a business degree or any education remotely related.
While I was trying to do everything I was supposed to do, in reality, I was:
Buying more and more stuff hoping to find a little bit of happiness.
Crawling onto the couch at night trying to recharge for the next day.
And barely keeping up with my overwhelming inbox and calendar.
So, I walked away from my career.
Because... it's what any former preschool teacher and former event resources manager and former senior marketing specialist would do.
And the exploration began and among the list of ventures and adventures were…
Working at a yoga studio for three days and quitting (because it wasn't the right fit).
Making magnets for a couple weeks (because maybe I could make and sell things).
Devoting a month to writing a book (because maybe the topic would just come to me if I started writing).
Of course, all of this felt a little crazy… I mean, was I ever going to stick with anything?!
Was leaving my job the biggest mistake of my life?!
Eventually, I realized that I didn’t need another job or a career...
So I set out to find it.
And I started by writing a list of every career I had ever considered as a child and young adult.
The list looked something like this:
The first three were easy to cross off right away.
I knew enough about myself that I would make a terrible doctor, lawyer or pharmacist.
But I had totally forgotten about wanting to be a teacher, guidance counselor or therapist.
I didn’t really want to teach in a traditional classroom.
I didn’t want to go back to school to become a guidance counselor and work in a school.
And I still didn’t want to be a therapist.
When I came across life coaching, I realized it has aspects of all three and in a combination that perfectly suited me and my background.
Through this whole process, I started to see how all of my experiences fit together.
And what I found… is that I was perfectly qualified to follow my own unique path.
One that includes:
Mentoring those who just need a little help getting started.
Teaching some of the best life hacks when it comes to creating the life you want.
And coaching people like you who are trying to figure out where the path is.
If you’re interested in learning more about what I do, you can find more information under coaching.