It’s Independent Day, and It’s time for YOU to be INDEPENDENT.
The other day I thought about how many people really don’t wake up feeling free. They go to jobs every day that they hate, they hope their weeks go by fast so that they can get to the weekend, and then they do it all again. Perhaps it is you wishing that you had the time and/or the resources to make a change. I’m sure, if someone came to you today with a plan you would leave your job, and the excuses behind in a heartbeat, but so far ALL you are left with is your obligations. Today I want to give you some great news!
First, as an entrepreneur and a coach, I have seen it all, but I have also lived much of it, as well. I talk to people just like you every day who hold on to their jobs and relationships because they “have to” or because they feel like they just don’t have another option. I have great news you DO. You have a great option it is called make a change.
Let me share a little of my story. I used to work at GE, I had gone to school got my degree in Marketing, and I was happy, great job, awesome boss, great staff, I loved life. After being in sales and business for 10 plus years, I was finally in a job where I didn’t have to worry about quotas and how much our team did, I could even work from home. I loved it. I taught, facilitated, and learned, pure awesomeness. Guess what, just like that, they sold the company and there went my job. I served in the military, so I knew how to adapt and overcome so, I went back to school and did marketing jobs for large companies, started my own business, and was a full-time student. When I graduated no one was hiring, or let me clear no one was hiring me, my marketing degree, and experience meant nothing. I worked 3 jobs, and at some point I just got tired. I knew there were better options, so I started to explore them. After years of running into closed doors, I decided to open my own doors of opportunity. After a while I found another position, I thought GREAT this time will be different, everything will go according to plan, it was flexible I still had the freedom to explore my other opportunities, TOUCHDOWN! That worked until there was a small change in the laws and almost all of the work dried up. I felt as if I was living in a real life version of the book, Who Moved My Cheese. This time I learned my lesson, the one I want to share with you.
THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN PROTECT, OR CONTROL YOUR FUTURE IS TO BE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN CREATING IT.
Real freedom is about having options. It is about doing what you need to do to create options that work for you, your family, and most of all your future. If you are in a dead end job it’s because you haven’t made CREATING viable options a priority, change it. Today I am writing to you because I want each and every one of you to live your life by design, not by chance. I wanted to remind you that you CAN have the life you want, and really do have options! Make this the year that you exercise the options that will create the future you want to live. Decide today that by this time next year you will be INDEPENDENT or well on your way to creating the life of your dreams. I can guide you, and I can support you, but you have to make the choice. Make today your first day of true INDEPENDENCE, and get ready for a wild and fulfilling ride to your dreams.
Give yourself a jump start, sign up for the FREE 10-Day challenge here http://bit.ly/timeforyou. I am doing another challenge group that will start on July 15th. Get some goals, and let’s make some moves and secure your INDEPENDENCE! Happy 4th of July!