HOW ORGANIZING, CLEARING, AND REPLACING MADE ROOM FOR ME TO WORK IN MY DREAM CAREER FULL TIME.
February 1, 2016
I have worked in the medical industry for over 16 years. I have enjoyed it, but I have never been in love with it. My heart beats for writing, coaching, and helping women find more balance and function successfully in their brilliance. No one has to tell me to do it and I don’t need to make a schedule to do it. If anything, I need to keep a schedule to remind me there are other things going on in life besides writing, coaching, and finding more balance.
When I decided to live from a place of desire vs. necessity, I found myself frustrated. I expected to be able to pay all of my bills and leave my job immediately. Six months in, this was not the case.
How was it that I could be financially successful with something I was good at and not with something that I loved to do.
What was the difference? This is what I like to call an answered question because the question itself is your answer. The difference was that I didn’t have room for this wonderful journey. I had room for it as a hobby. Yes, I could fit it in a few hours a week. When it came down to making room for it as a successful business, that was a different story. My job brought me money because I was doing a specific function, for a specific dollar amount, for a specific period of time. My job was successfully promoted and marketed and all I had to do was show up, do the work, and collect a check. I wasn't treating my desires with the same respect.
Today, I am living my dream full time. I woke up this morning, prepared for the day, and came straight into my home office. I’d like to share with you beautiful ladies how I did it….
I got organized. There were no elaborate details and plans. I wrote down on a legal pad what I wanted to do, how many hours I wanted to work, and how much money I wanted to make. I found mentors that were already doing it and learned from them what needed to be done to be successful at it. I set up a work space, set my hours, and put myself in a position to do business.
I cleared out the things that didn’t support where I decided to be. This was not only physical things that were just taking up space and creating clutter but, mental things as well. I began to read a lot to develop a healthier mindset that would help me to be a better coach and writer. I found resources to help me function successfully as a business owner. I took a good look at how I spent my time and removed those things that were major time wasters for me. Hiring a virtual assistant helped me with busy work that took a lot of my time learning how to do them. This freed up more of my time to do the creative work. Making this decision also gave me more time to spend with my family. I did not want to sacrifice my family time to step out on a new career. Our choices should help make our lives better, not create more problems.
I began to replace. Replacing was major for me. I changed my hours on my job to make room for more effective hours with my business. I found ways to be smarter with my time. I even hired a cleaning service. Why? It made such great sense. Your decisions should make sense. It took me 6 hours weekly to clean my house properly. A cleaning service only took 1 1/2 hours with three people at the cost of what I made in one hour as a coach. Do the math…it made excellent time sense and money sense.
I will be talking about this more in my periscope tonight. So be sure to follow me @lizadavislife for more Balance and Brilliance. You can also sign up to get the schedule of topics I will be discussing this month here…https://lizadavis.leadpages.co/balanceandbrilliance/
I strongly encourage you to join me if you desire to make some big changes in your life this year, without sacrificing your true self and those things that are important to you.
Do not ignore the desires of your heart. You can have it all. It just requires you to work smarter and not harder.