Buy experiences, not things. Greece 2014 © Ellany Lea
After a quarter life crisis when I quit my first corporate job on day 89 of a 90 day probabtion, I've been living by the philosophy of: leap and the net will appear. Clients and friends often ask me about my motivators for taking daring leaps. So I took them behind the scenes of the 9 steps to upgrade and re-invent your business, career and self, into the inner workings of my mind. Be forewarned: it's a weird place!
Feel the fear and do it anyway. Weren't you afraid? I could never do that! Those were the most common responses after I shared my intrinsic motivators for freedom and wealth. As author Susan Jeffers Ph.D. says, feel the fear and do it anyway. Have I known fear? Shit yeah. Did I do it anyway? Most of the time... despite 8 handbreak moments of fear on my journey to upgrading my business, career and self.
|Upgrades||Eerrrhh, Handbreak Moments of Fear|
|Upgrade #1: Fear of being trapped by a sunk cost||Am I really going to throw away 9 years of blood, sweat, tears, education, training, and specialization to be happy? ... Hell Yes!|
|Upgrade #2: Fear of ending up a poor starving aid worker||Am I really going to throw away a lucrative business that I'm hyper talented at to do good in the world? ... Hell Yes!|
|Upgrade #3: Fear of missing out on adventure||Am I really going to leave meaningful, hands-on, and much needed field missions to upgrade my personal quality of life? ... Hell Yes!|
|Upgrade #4: Fear of never reaching my full potential||Am I really going to give up a prestigious, coveted and secure position after all the effort it took to get it to follow my heart? ... Hell Yes!|
|Upgrade #5: Fear of what others may think||Am I really going to give up a high profile, high status, high income business for more holistic balance in my life? ... Hell Yes!|
|Upgrade #6: Fear of the unknown||Am I really going to give up a continuous and abundant supply of consulting clients for more fulfillment and empowerment? ... Hell Yes!|
|Upgrade #7: Fear of immenent burn out||Am I really going to give up a niche that I excel at when all my coaches and mentors advised me to the contrary? ... Hell Yes!|
|Upgrade #8: Fear of my own greatness||Am I really going to open myself up to "who do you think you are?" and make a name in an industry where I'm disadvantaged by my gender, skin color, age, introversion, personality and upbringing? ... Hell Yes!|
Now what? What's next?
- Like this blog if it resonated with you
- Share in the comments which fear you've overcome when you first thought it was impossible
Thank you for being a lone nut, a leader, and a friend! <3