It can be a very scary step – starting to listen to those whispering voices about being more of who we really are.
But doing so isn’t half as scary as facing our end with the question, “what if my whole life has been wrong?” In the clip below from the movie, ‘The Shift', Wayne Dyer speaks about how he was inspired to write himself the note, “Don’t die with your music still inside you.”
What is the music inside of you that yearns to be expressed?
If you're not living your life exactly the way you want, why not? Before you dismiss this thinking as ‘pie in the sky', I challenge you to really consider the possibility of creating a life where you are completely aligned with your work.
Will this happen over night?
Will it require work and sacrifice?
For most of us, there is a ‘waking up’ phase.
I spent many years after college (14 to be exact) just going through the motions and doing what I thought would please everyone else. This included many years of sitting in a cube or traveling all over the place, doing work that I didn't really care about.
At first it was exciting. And then my soul would start to cringe at the thought of doing this for the rest of my life. And I would fall into the pattern of chasing the next job, the next promotion or the next whatever would give me a brief dose of excitement.
The problem was that I was never truly fulfilled in these jobs. They never mattered that much except that they paid well and kept me distracted enough so that I never had to think very deeply about what I really wanted.
But then I began to wonder if there was something else.
Something more meaningful.
What if there was another way to spend my time where I could align my core values with my work and create income + impact while making a difference?
And that question is what led me to begin exploring other possibilities. Things like teaching, creating, connecting and serving others in a very natural and real way.
And then I began experimenting with ways that I could get paid to do something that really mattered to me. Something that excited me. Something that I would wake up excited about every single day.
Do you wake up excited about your work every day?
That's my litmus test question for everyone. If you don't wake up excited about how you're serving the world, then it's probably time to change something. Ignoring it will not make it go away.
There is scientific and medical proof that doing work you don’t enjoy will shorten your lifespan and cause disease.
Lissa Rankin M.D. stated in her recently published book ‘Mind Over Medicine' that “It’s not just early death that work stress can cause. A recent study found that disenchanted, burned out employees developed heart disease at a 79% higher rate than those who liked their job.”
Stress induced medical conditions can't always be linked to unfulfilling work or stressful conditions but I've spoken to enough people on the subject to know that there's a direct correlation in many cases.
A formula for discovering and doing meaningful work.
The entire focus of my work has been about taking the shortest path to creating both money and meaning in your life. It’s one of the most debated subjects there is. Should I take a job even if I don’t fully enjoy it or should I do what I love?
Why not have both?
I'm here to tell you that it’s completely possible to start doing meaningful work while you still have a day job. The key is knowing what to do and which business model has the highest likelihood of success given that you only have so many hours in a day.
When I started, I would have killed for a “roadmap” I could follow instead of meandering my way through all the unknowns. It would be like a cheat sheet for starting a business on the side and getting paid for what comes naturally.
I would have given anything for something like this.
I would have learned that a real business is not about one shiny tactic like “You NEED to get on social media!” Hint: social media is a complete waste of time when you're first starting a business.
I would have also learned that creating business plans, setting up an LLC and spending time & money on creating a website are also totally unnecessary when you're first starting out. In fact, these things will actually slow you down if you do them at the wrong time.
I want to help you shortcut your journey and allow you to begin sharing your unique ideas with the world. Not just so you can make a bunch of money, but so you can go from dreaming about a life of MORE to actually getting it.
I know how powerful it is to enlist the help of an expert when I’m stuck. I do it all the time. If you’ve ever wanted to start a business — to grow something from nothing, to create income doing work that matters — I can help with that.
Work Freedom Roadmap is all about taking the smartest, lowest risk approach to doing work that matters rather than quitting your job and launching a business on a wing and a prayer.
It's the culmination of me working with over 60 successful entrepreneurs, spending time with dozens of individual clients and speaking with 100+ people that are on the path to creating more meaningful work.
You already know if this program is right for you. Now the choice is up to you to take action. I would love to have you join.
Click here to schedule a time to ask me questions and determine if this is the right fit for you.