Have you ever had a great idea?
Maybe you’ve thought about starting a business.
Maybe you’ve thought about becoming a freelancer so you can decide how often you work and who you work with.
Maybe you’ve dreamed of taking a sabbatical.
But there’s something stopping you….
If you’re like most of the women I’ve spoken to…
You’re held back by money.
It’s the single biggest challenge women face when it comes to their careers and pursuing something more meaningful.
I mean who doesn’t want to lose the perks and stability of a steady job?
You get used to a certain lifestyle, you know that you’re money is coming into the bank every month.
And having to mess with that stability can be super daunting and petrifying.
Whilst I’m a big believer in listening to your heart and intuition, I’m also a big believer in being grounded in the realities of life (aka having to pay your rent, mortgage payments, bills etc.)
So how do you balance pursuing a career calling whilst still being able to make money?
In this week’s blog, we explore how to “get real” with what it takes to make money doing what you love. Listen in below….
Short on time? Read on for the transcript.
It’s important to be practical about what you’re looking to pursue.
There are many many different ways to pursue the work that you’re here to do and it’s up to you to choose how to do that.
I don’t believe that you have to start a business to live out your business or that you work at a company per se.
What matters is that you pick what’s right for you.
What matters is getting clear on the work that lights you up.
What matters is that you’re serving the people you want to serve and you’re making a difference that you feel called to make a difference in.
First, you want to do the deeper work to understand:
- What do I love to do?
- What am I good at?
That’s the internal piece of the puzzle.
Now many people will say “I’m really good at watching Netflix” or “I’m good at listening to my children.”
Something that doesn’t feel like it could be a career.
For the purposes of this exercise, I really encourage you to think about what it is you are good at and love to do from a practical application standpoint.
Where this benefits somebody else.
Not to say that listening to your kids doesn’t benefit them. Is that something you can make money from. Very well you could….
The external piece of the puzzle is looking at everyone else in terms of service.
- How are you going to make money from your idea or from your gifts?
- Is there a market for what it is that you offer?
This is relevant for whether you want to start a business or want to stay incorporate.
There is ALWAYS someone or something that you are providing value to in exchange for money. This is the key piece.
I want you to think about how you’re adding value to the other person. Whether that be a company, client or a customer.
Because when you can add value to people THAT is when the money follows.
A lot of people will say follow your passion and that’s when the money will come….
Whilst that works to a certain extent, you’ve also got to think about the other person in terms of how you’re adding value to them.
It can take time to build up the skills, confidence and mastery to be able to deliver that value.
So don’t feel like you have to be in a rush to quit your job, start a business and replace your corporate salary in 6 months.
Think about this in your organisation, hospital, school, institution (wherever it is that you work).
My guess is that it’s taken you some time to get to where you’re at today.
You’ve probably studied, worked with mentors and coaches, attended courses, put in a lot of late nights, put your hand up for projects and led them when you haven’t been rewarded for all your efforts – this might be getting you here to this point – questioning what’s next?
If you’re looking to make a career change and pursue something that you love it’s most likely going to take a bit of an adjustment..
You may not be able to replace your corporate salary overnight. You might have to build your career calling on the side.
My point here is not to discourage you, it’s just to help you see a different perspective so that you don’t have to put pressure on yourself to have to replace your corporate salary or for some people not look at your options because it’s too daunting…
I encourage you to be patient with yourself….
If you want to make money doing what you love, you don’t have to immediately quit your job, start that business and jump with both feet in.
For some people yes that works. But for most of us we need to give ourselves the time and space to explore that calling of yours. The work that you’re meant to do.
Just take small little actions to test it out and how you can really add value.
This will build up your confidence and your resonance when you talk about what you do. And that is when the money will come.
Now I’d love to hear from you….
What are your biggest challenges when it comes to money and making a career change?
I would love to know.
We live in an abundant universe and what you want is available to you. I lovingly encourage you to give yourself time and space to figure this out. To allocate some time to figure this out. You don’t have to do this on your own. Sometimes an hour a week is all it takes.
If you’re looking for some support to figure out this calling, what your change is about, how you can make money doing what you love, I’m opening up 2 spots this month in my 1:1 Soul Aligned Woman Program where we explore all of this.
You apply for more information + schedule your call to explore it with me HERE.
P.S. Did you skim to the bottom? I do that too! If you’re looking for some support to figure out your career calling, what your career change is about and how you can make money doing what you love, I’m opening up 2 spots this month in my 1:1 Soul Aligned Woman Program where we explore all of this. You apply for more information + schedule your call to explore it with me HERE.