Take seat before you start reading, ‘cause this is the pep talk you desperately need. I understand that you might not think that it’s possible to do what you really, truly want to do. I also know that at least 75% of the time, you probably think that your current career situation is some utter bullshit. While things are “fine”, this doesn’t have to be the rest of your life – you can make a change. Now. And yes, you were totally meant for more – you can make it happen. It’s not too late and you’ve never been more ready.
Let’s keep it 100%: you’re not convinced that you can make a living doing your thing even if you stepped out (way, way out) to give it a try. I realize that you have commitments – people count on you. And you’ve got bills. Humor me and suspend your deep doubt and disbelief for just a minute or three. Dig if you will, the picture (smile) of waking up on Monday morning filled with anticipation about the week ahead instead of anxiety.
Consider what it would be like to be energized by what lies ahead and do work that lights you up instead of merely tolerating the day-to-day. Think about what could happen when you move through the day with the confidence and courage that comes from walking in your purpose and making an impact on the world.
Who would you be if you thought that your contributions mattered? If you were respected and valued for your time and talents? If you could share openly and honestly, knowing that you would be seen and heard? If you could bring your authentic, unedited self to the table?
Queen, you don’t have to settle for anything less.
In fact, stop hoping, wishing and waiting for the patriarchy (along with Pookie and them) to wake up and pay attention to you let alone actual money. And while I’m absolutely here for pleasure, you don’t need to overindulge (think wine, sex, chocolate, whatever) because your underwhelmed at the office.
Know, trust, believe and receive this: you were meant to make your mark. You know deep in your head and heart what you’re capable of, so don’t play yourself by living the dry ass life of someone else’s making. Want to learn something new? Go for it. Want to create new relationships? Yes please. Want to reinvent your career? Do it do it do it. There is always a practical path to next. There is undoubtedly a way to get from point A to point B if you’re willing to find it.
You’re smart, ready and able. You can figure this out. Get into motion to make things happen on your own behalf. Start with your head (and fuel your mind first). Create and sustain a rich foundation of positive, progress-oriented, forward focused thoughts.
What if you did something intentional to shift your circumstances (instead of waiting to be saved, shepherded or otherwise escorted to where you want to be?
Yeah, I said it.
What if you focused on what’s possible instead of buying into the obvious obstacles?
What if you invested in your own potential instead of deferring to what other people think?
What if you actually believed you could do whatever you want to do?
Let’s claim what’s ours and act like we know (because we do).