When you contemplate taking this big, scary step of leaving behind a job with a regular paycheck and benefits, it can feel frightening, overwhelming and a bit insane. After all, you know people are going to think you are crazy for giving up all the “security” and “comfort” that comes from working for someone else.
But you can’t take it anymore. You know that there has to be a better way. And being your own boss, while a bit scary in itself, feels like the right direction to take.
When I mentor and coach people one-on-one I often hear that uncertainty in their voices about whether they are heading down the right path. Have they chosen the right business to run? Or are they serving the right people?
To answer these questions you need to take a good, honest look at your life because your life is taking you to where you are meant to be.
In my case, I was so miserable in corporate America that I finally had to leave. I could have viewed that as a failure, but I realized several years later that I had to go through the misery of all of that to better be able to serve you. And other “Corporate Hostages” are who I was meant to serve.
Some people I’ve coached and mentored have had a horrible childhood or nothing but bad relationships, or illnesses they are dealing with.
Who is better equipped to help the alcoholic stay sober than a fellow alcoholic who is successfully staying sober?
So what is your life story? What have your overcome? What do you love doing and always have? What do you hate that makes your blood boil? When have you had the biggest transformation in your life? Answering these questions can help you uncover the work you were meant to do, and who you are best qualified to serve.
You see, you embarked on a journey far before you realized you did and your life is showing you the way.