Before I officially launched The Neon Life Society I made a lot of mistakes.
It took me two years after I quit my corporate job to realize that coaching was my passion and the way for me to do something meaningful and fulfilling.
In the two years of experimenting I took a long detour to get to the first step of unlocking what was going to make me happy in my career. I was continually stuck in a rut and wasn’t sure how to move forward. Doubting my every move and decision.
When I made the leap to leave corporate, I had decided to pursue my childhood dream of starting a natural and organic skincare business.
“Seize the day! Life’s too short! Follow your passion!” I told myself….
I thought I had a good,well thought through plan….
- I’d enrolled to get an undergraduate diploma in cosmetic science so that I could “learn” more about how to make products and the cosmetics industry in general
- I’d enrolled in an online business training program to learn about marketing and general business skills
- I attended industry events and conferences to network and learn more about the movers and shakers so I could investigate the various business models I could pursue
Whilst in my head these steps made sense…I hadn’t checked in to my gut to question the fundamental reason behind what I was doing all this for.
I took my childhood business dream at face value and didn’t dig deeper to understand what was really going to make me happy.
Ultimately, that business idea didn’t take off. I went back to strategic consulting, almost went into a business partnership and ultimately when I got help from the right coach, managed to get my priorities straight and formulate an action plan to make my mission happen and understand what I was here to contribute in the world.
I’ve made a lot of mistakes and will probably continue to make mistakes and that’s why I’m so passionate about guiding you to ask the right questions that will help you unlock your brilliance and your mission and purpose in your career.
That statistic hasn’t changed ever since I started The Neon Life Society.
I’ve been tracking this statistic for a while now and part of my mission is to help more people become the 30% and tip the balance toward MORE people loving the work that they’re doing.
So that they can feel like they’re on purpose and doing something fulfilling with their working hours.
I want people to feel energised, excited and motivated to show up to work everyday. To be put in their best and make that contribution that they were put on the earth to contribute.
For some people that’s going to be in their careers, for some people that’s going to be in their business. It doesn’t matter.
At the heart of it the number 1 secret to figuring out how to bring back that spark and joy to the work that you do is to ask understand what are you doing it all for. Why are you choosing to work so hard? You can unlock this by answering this important question:
What do I want to achieve in my career?
This is not so much about becoming a CEO or earning a certain salary and other tangible outcomes. I believe that when you start with the impact how you want to serve – that’s when you come up with the really juicy answers that will lead you to the heart of what is going to make you feel fulfilled and proud at the end of your working day.
Growing up we are taught to focus on the tangible aspects of success.
A Fortune 500 company, a leadership role, a steady pay-cheque and benefits.
But if you’re soul and heart is not 100% aligned to what it is that you’re doing and you’re not showing up 100% with your talents, gifts, energy and dedication then you’re doing not only yourself a disservice – but also your employer, clients and team mates too.
If you’re feeling like you’re not enjoying your job or business and something is out of whack it’s because your not aligned to the true purpose and calling of your soul – what it is that you’re meant to do.
So here’s my recommendation:
- Take a breather.
- Take a step back.
- Let go of the “shoulda woulda coulda’s”
- Allow yourself to daydream about what it is that you want to achieve in your career.
- Ask yourself what would light you up in terms of your working environment, the nature of your work, your clients, and the people you are working with.
Allow yourself to go there.
We’re in the middle of the Unlock Your Brilliance challenge, which you can still sign up to if you follow the link HERE.
On the first day of the 5 day e-mail course, we looked at the vision and desires that you have for your life and career.
Most of my clients come to me telling me what they don’t want and struggle to explain what it is that they do want.
The reason I think that is the case is because we’ve never been asked this before.
We’ve just been told from a young age that we have to achieve certain milestones to be successful. We’ve never stopped to question if that definition of success is correct for me.
Take out 5 minutes this week to daydream.
Grab a journal, sit on a park bench, and go for a massage.
If anything was possible – what do you want to achieve in your career?
See what comes to mind first. Play with the ideas. See what themes come up.
From there you can explore further and take action but for now take a baby step and allow yourself to daydream.
I want to hear from you:
- What is it that you really want to achieve in your career?
- What can you feel, hear, see, and touch?
Leave a comment below.
Wishing you a beautiful week!