Ditch the Day Job. It’s Making You Sick.
For many years, I wore a straightjacket to work every day.
Well, it was a collection of blazers, suits and hose (do they even still manufacture hose?) and they all felt to me like I was wearing a straightjacket. Stifled…bored…tight and trapped.
And I will tell you something else, while working at that draining job, I was waking up tired every morning and drinking more alcohol than I should to numb out my day when I got home. I was also writing and singing professionally and trying to get a record deal in Nashville while working a full time job in Kentucky. I felt like I was living two lives and I got depressed and more anxious by the month.
I was an actor AND a misfit because my heart was not in my job…and I craved freedom.
One day I had enough. On my last day at the office, I tossed my suits to Goodwill, burned the hose and bought an inexpensive laptop. I hired myself a mentor…someone who had already done what I wanted to do.
All I knew was that I wanted to have an online business of some sort – I just had no clue what to offer.
Does that sound familiar to you?
I did not let lack of clarity stop me from starting to work on my business. I knew in order to thrive and not just survive I could never go back to working for someone else.
I learned and listened and worked with some great minds. I figured it out- what worked and what did not.
Now to be clear, I am not suggesting that tomorrow you put in your notice at your job, get in the car and just …see. what. happens. ( I am getting ready to release a new song about that very thing though).
You still have to survive.
Half of the entrepreneurial spirits that I mentor are still working at a job (for a little while longer) when they begin with me and we transition out while we build and grow the income from their own heart centered business.
“The decision to work with Carolan Deacon as my business mentor is seriously the best decision I have ever made!
She has become such a dear and trusted presence in my life.
I don’t even know how people do it with no help or how I’d have developed my new business, if I’d decided to go it on my own. By now, I probably would have gotten overwhelmed and would be back to doing some soul sucking job, counting the long years until retirement. Instead, I get to do work I love with women I love.”
~Martina Rutledge of www.martinarutledge.com Portland Oregon
There is HUGE momentum in just taking the first step…and ask this:
do I really want to be here in this job?
No, I bet you don’t.
Don’t waste another minute living half asleep.
Freedom waits but you have to decide right this minute to not waste any more time in a situation you do not love while the clock ticks and your precious life is moving right by.
My only regret is I did not leave sooner than I actually did. I won’t make the same mistake again. I am in the entrepreneurial gig for keeps. It keeps me happy, sane and making more money than I have ever made in my life.
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Zoom back in time and you will find me pacing alone in my apartment (always with a glass of bourbon in one hand).
Fairy lights on, my dogs were there with me and yet…
when anyone walked into the space it felt dead.
It felt dead because I was living in the throes of debilitating anxiety, addiction, and financial stress. I was in a very dark place.
It almost got me. But I fought back the best way I knew how.
I fought with my voice and the rest of me followed…
I roared and in firing up my throat chakra …I overcame.
I opened my mouth and out came the words to save myself.
I am worthy.
I am worthy.
I am worthy.
I am made for more.
That was the beginning…
of my recovery…of my path back to myself…of my healing…of my success.
Grateful for God. Grateful for my voice.
What is YOUR struggle right now? Leave a comment below.