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Taking the Leap: From Job Dissatisfaction to Dream Business!

Business, Freedom, Motivation/Inspiration, Purpose 10 comments
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This story is designed to inspire & give courage to anyone who is on the verge, and feeling called, to quit their job in order to pursue something more meaningful. This is part of the Taking the Leap resource, a database full of real-life stories from people who have successfully gone from job dissatisfaction to career emancipation.

This story includes the truth about what it’s like & what it takes to make the leap — so you can figure out for yourself whether taking the leap is right for you.

It’s hard to say when exactly I “took the leap”, as it was more of a gradual process for me.

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How to Stay Focused on your Business Dreams {When Matters of the Heart Take Over}

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I always remember a rather successful business woman I met when I went to the World Domination Summit in Portland last year.

She was in her mid-50′s, and hadn’t started her own business until about 10 years earlier. Previous to that, she told me she had always been too focused on relationships, and so never pursued her own passions in life until she was older. She had always let her relationships with men take the lead role in her life — and she regretted it.

I myself am no stranger to the challenges of focusing on your dreams for your business when things in your romantic life are all over the place; I understand the need to be able to manage our emotions so we can focus on the big picture & the things we want to accomplish that are important to us — despite what’s going on.

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6 Steps to Kicking Procrastination in the Butt

Impact, Motivation/Inspiration, Success 4 comments
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You have a blog post you need to write (or a blog you want to start).

There’s a light bulb in the kitchen that needs changing.

You really want to start that new exercise routine.

You want to leave your job & start a business.

You haven’t called your Mom in weeks.

The dog needs a walk.

You need to send in that application for that really amazing program.

….then why are you just sitting on your butt watching episode after episode of {insert favorite-tv-show-of-the-month here}?

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Super Boost your Confidence {In minutes!}

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Have you ever noticed those people who just walk into a room & own it?

They aren’t necessarily the tallest, best-dressed, or even the best looking people. Sometimes people just have that ‘it’ factor and on the surface, there doesn’t seem to be much reason as to why. All you know is, when they walk into a room, heads turn.

I used to think this elusive charisma and invisible attracting energy was something people were simply born with — something you either had or you didn’t.

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Why you Should Start your own Business

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Have you ever felt like a jack-of-all trades and master of none?

Great!

I want to take a moment to celebrate your unique blend of passions, skills, values & strengths. If you’re a little all over the map, full of ideas, and have trouble honing in on a single one, then this post is absolutely for you.

My guess is there’s no job out there (that you’ve found at least) that satisfies your diversity of interests – am I right?

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What does it mean to live extraordinary?

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As I sat watching the chain of twelve extraordinary speakers at Conscious Diva’s ‘Living Extraordinary’ event the other night, I couldn’t help but feel not-so-extraordinary myself.

From Annalea Krebs, the founder of Ethical Deal and winner of numerous business awards, to Jane Langton who’s popular TEDx talk recently hit 500,000 views, to Jenna Herbut who started one of the largest indie craft shows in Canada…  I couldn’t help but wonder:

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My big failure (and why I’m giving up).

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It is said that one of the greatest keys to success is persistence.

Except sometimes, we really just need to give up.

Sometimes, things simply aren’t working and we need to toss our ideas to the wind and move on. It’s a fine line to walk between persisting when things are tough, and giving up on something that simply isn’t working.

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What to Do When you Feel Overwhelmed

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It’s 10.30am Thursday the 1st of May, and I am just now sitting down to write today’s blog post. It has been a busy past couple of weeks, working with clients, running my new group program ’6 Weeks to Career Clarity’, planning & prepping wedding activities for my sister’s upcoming wedding, and doing the odd climate change workshop at schools.

From hosting an event last night, to a 6am rise for a BNI networking breakfast this morning, I am a little sleep-deprived, and honestly, a little overwhelmed.

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3 Ways to Create More Freedom in your Life

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Driving through the city the other day, I decided to turn  off my music and drive along in silence, prompting me to observe my surroundings a little more and watch the people walking along the city streets.

At stoplights, I really enjoyed observing the people at crosswalks. There’s something about the crosswalk – it’s a common clip in movies, where characters are walking on a busy city street, and crossing a crosswalk. It’s often at a moment where a character feels totally trapped, or totally free, or has a life-changing moment (that may or may not involve being hit by a car).

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One question to help you discover your life’s work.

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If you have a secret dream (aka. something you’ve  thought about being or doing from a fairly young age but have never acted upon), I want you to know that you’re not alone.

In fact, most people I talk to have at least one of these dreams.

Many of us have an idea in our head of a “far-off” dream that we tell ourselves would never be possible. Then, occasionally, we see the person who makes their “far-off” dream a reality, and we momentarily wonder… “Maybe it IS possible?”

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