Let me introduce you to the biggest lie I tell myself: “there’s no point in doing it when I’m not feeling it, I’ll hold off now and wait until I feel motivated.” And I tell it to myself over and over...and over.
Ok, I get that I’ve made it clear that I’m not into the 9-5 thing and that I will do anything I can to avoid going back to that place. But, there are plenty of people that I’ve talked to who want nothing more than to be employed somewhere that a name-tag is not required, but who aren’t ready to strike out on their own. I understand that. I was that person a little less than 3 years ago.
One of my major goals this year is to find balance in every area of my life. When I explain my goals to people, it’s the first thing everyone tells me I need. It's at the point where, if I still lived with my parents, I would be afraid they would try and carve the word 'balance' in my skin while I sleep.
I’m not going to mince words here: the unwavering belief you have in 'self-evident truths' is a complete trap.
It’s 2018 and everyone is obsessed with #newyearnewme. But if you deceive yourself into believing that something as nominal as writing an 8 instead of a 7 is enough to blow the winds of change in your direction, you’ll be crying yourself to sleep until 2019.
If I had a dollar for every time a friend said to me: “I’m really not sure what I should do next with my career. All I know is that I’m not happy now...I think I should go back to school”, I would be a VERY rich woman.
I’ve never told anyone this before, but I’ve always had this fantasy of sitting on the iconic Oprah Show couch as she rambles on about how life changing my novel is. How she couldn’t put it down and how everyone else in the world should be picking it up.
Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash On Tuesday, I gave some pretty strong opinions about traditional office jobs and showed my enormous bias in favour of freelance work. And a lot of you may have thought: “great, rub it in our faces a little more, don’t worry about actually trying to help us or anything.”... Continue Reading →