This is what I began to ask myself over 4 years ago when I realized my life as I knew it was not working for me. When I realized my level of #unhappiness was starting to affect my health and general well-being, I knew something had to be done. Sorry not sorry but you cannot convince me "that's just the way it is when you have obligations. Everybody hates their job, deal with it". Nope. I didn't just deal with it and neither should you. Don't sacrifice or dumb down your life.
I wasn't willing to take any leaps of faith. Been there and did that twice which resulted in plenty of unnecessary heartache, lack and face-plants because I didn't know what I didn't know. Knowing what I knew at the time I began to studying those whose platforms I admired, I began to invest heavily in professional development and hiring coaches with certain subject matter expertise along with saying no to a lot of stuff. I began to become a deeper student, advocate and practitioner of my field creating content that matter to those I wanted to serve. Along with understanding the business behind the business because my know how was not going to be enough. My plan once I left Corporate America was to never go. I know they say never say never but I'm saying NEVER. I'm 1 million % sure this is my path and I'm in alignment with God's call on my life.
Creating a life that you love on your terms is more than doable but make no mistake you will be stretched in ways that you are not comfortable with in the onset and this journey will require 10X the resilience than you ever had to muster at your job. Everything will not fall into place as soon as you step foot outside of your old job nor remain on a smooth ascent. Understand there's a journey and there's a process. If you prepare yourself, develop the right mindset and if you are truly convinced creating a life by design as an entrepreneur is for you there's plenty of examples to show you that it can definitely be done.
My goal is to enjoy my life so I never want to retire and to not get to the end and regret not pursuing what I knew would make me happier even if the journey wasn't going to be easy. That's what happiness and my fulfilled life looks like. How about you?