This week I moved out of Los Angeles down to San Diego. After 16 years of being in the city of angels it has been a big transition, which has inspired a lot of reflection.
One of the things I have been reflecting on is my career journey. I moved to LA with huge dreams of making it big time in Hollywood. And I was well on my way there by 25 when I was promoted to be a Television Literary agent. On the outside I was incredibly successful but on the inside I was miserable.
Each week I got the Sunday night blues. I went to work with knots in my stomach both from the stress of the job and the stress of feeling like I was not doing what I was “supposed” to be doing. I lived for the weekends and would come back with massive vacation or holiday hangovers just aching for more free time.
I hated the long hours. I hated having to be somewhere at certain times every day. I hated doing work that felt like it really did not make any kind of difference in the world. I also really did not like having a boss (actually multiple bosses). I dreamed of feeling free; being my own boss; and most of all, doing something that really mattered to me.
But I had no idea how. I was scared to take off my “golden handcuffs” and leave a career that I had worked so hard to build. The uncertainty of leaving my steady paycheck totally freaked me out. Plus, I had no clue how to start my own business.
Eventually I got to the point where I just could not take another day doing something that I did not enjoy. So I quit. I left it all behind.
People thought I was crazy. I kind of wondered if I was crazy. Yet I could not ignore that gut feeling that something else was calling me.
You know the ending to this story, which is that today I have a business and life that I love. But you may not know all the steps that got me here – and believe me there were a lot!
I made many mistakes. I stressed about money. I was confused about how to build my business. I spent three years moonlighting at what I do now while working pay-the-bills jobs.
And you know what got me through all that?
Two things. The first was faith. I believed that the feeling I had to help others was not random. The second was taking on a learning-oriented approach to building a business. I got coaches, took courses, joined masterminds and invested in learning HOW to actually create a profitable, purposeful and sustainable business.
One of my teachers has been Marie Forleo’s B-School, which is an online business school for modern entrepreneurs. I HIGHLY recommend this program for anyone who wants to begin or grow their business and finally have the FREEDOM and IMPACT they desire.
Marie just released a FREE video training series where she shares some really awesome information. These videos will give you a taste of what B-School is all about. You’ll get to know Marie (and love her if you don’t already) as she shares her incredible story of how she has built a multi-million dollar business online with integrity.
Some of the things you will also learn are:
- Why heart-centered people like you and me are wired for success.
- Why waiting to uplevel your online game is a really, really bad idea.
- What your competitive advantage is.
- A step-by-step process to get your business up and running.
I do not want you to have an Expectation Hangover when it comes to your life’s work!!! I am a partner for B-School for because I know first-hand what Marie teaches works. I LOVE that she teaches how to be successful online without being slimly or scamy.
As a partner for B-School, I will be offering a special package that includes a way to get personalized coaching from me while you go through the program at no additional cost. I will share that opportunity with you soon so stay tuned because I’m psyched to support you!!!
For now, carve out some time, grab your notebook and go here to start learning from Marie.
p.s. I’m a proud affiliate partner of Marie Forleo’s B-School. I don’t recommend anything lightly and I fully believe in the integrity of this program. I may earn a referral fee if you take the course from my recommendation and will be offering you supplemental support from me if you enroll in the program (stay tuned!) All of my opinions are 100% my own.