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Buy experiences, not things.  Greece 2014 © Ellany Lea

Long gone are the days of: 1st job = one career = retirement + pension.

People often ask me how I ended up where I did (wealth coach, 40+ countries, and fulfilled in 8/8 areas of life). Well, when I was in high school looking forward, everything seemed gloomy, improbably or impossible. Now, looking back, it's clear that many baby steps lead to baby leaps, culminating in giant leaps forward.

Here are 9 steps to upgrade and re-invent your business, career and self.

Upgrade Position Industry Vehicle
1. Wake up and realize life sucks Electrical Engineer Construction Employee
2. Change everything Web Designer/Developer Technology Consultant
3. Broaden the position and upgrade the industry Technology Manager Humanitarian Aid Consultant
4. Narrow the position and downgrade the vehicle Web Strategist Humanitarian Aid Employee
5. Narrow the position and upgrade the vehicle International E-Strategist Humanitarian Aid Consultant
6. Upgrade the industry International E-Business Strategist Health & Wellness Consultant
7. Narrow the position and upgrade the vehicle International E-Business Coach Entrepreneurship Coach / Business Owner
8. Broaden the position International Success Coach Entrepreneurship Coach / Business Owner
9. Narrow the position and upgrade the industry International Success & Wealth Mastery Coach Entrepreneurship Coach / Business Owner

In short, shuffle the position, industry and vehicle you want. You may have to downgrade one temporarily to upgrade another, but I promise you, if you want it badly enough, you'll have it.

What triggers prompted these changes? Mostly pain driven ones. Despite hand break moments of serious doubt, when you say HELL YES to the Universe, the Universe says HELL YES back!!

Upgrade Change prompted by... Eerrrhh, hand break moment...
Upgrade from 1 to 2
  • Boredom
  • Inability to get out of bed in the morning
  • Coworkers: old farts who eat at the their desks and treat me like a secretary
  • 2 weeks of vacation/year
  • 3 weeks of vacation/year after 10 (yeah TEN) years of service
Am I really going to throw away 9 years of blood, sweat, tears, education and training to be happy? ... Hell Yes!
Upgrade from 2 to 3
  • Quarter life crisis
  • Deep desire for freedom
  • Urgent need actually like the work I do
  • Desire to be in an industry that matters on a global human scale
Am I really going to throw away a lucrative business that I'm good at and like to do good in the world? ... Hell Yes!
Upgrade from 3 to 4
  • Areas of technology that bore me to tears
  • Field work in placements with limited internet and electricity = not the best use of my talents
  • Desire to have a greater impact from international headquarters
Am I really going to leave field missions and give up truly meaningful, much needed, hands-on work overseas? ... Hell Yes!
Upgrade from 4 to 5
  • Disgust that my boss (dumber than me and takes credit for all my work) gets paid 1.7 times more
  • Desire for my freedom back
  • Desire to be paid for results, not hours sat at a desk
Am I really going to give up a prestigious, coveted and secure position after all the effort it took to get it? ... Hell Yes!
Upgrade from 5 to 6
  • Humanitarian aid drowning in scarcity, never enough money, staff, ink in the printer...
  • Development agencies = massive bureaucratic cogs that don't embrace change
  • Why are my clients all rich, but fat, divorced, with kids who hate them?
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 from 6 to 7
  • Running out of answers for my clients
  • Desire to empower clients to find their own answers
  • Tired of doing the work for my clients
Am I really going to give up a continuous and abundant supply of consulting clients for more fulfillment and empowerment? ... Hell Yes!
Upgrade from 7 to 8
  • Keen awareness that everything is connected
  • Business coaching is ineffective if the rest of client's life is in shambles
Am I really going to give up a niche that I excel at and expand my expertise umbrella when all my coaches and mentors advised me to the contrary? ... Hell Yes!
Upgrade from 8 to 9
  • Health practitioners are not investment minded, they actually fear money
  • Tired of convincing
  • Finally done hidding from my true talent: wealth cultivation and accumulation
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 upgrades you've made
    • ACTION: for each upgrade, what was the unexpected gift or opportunity?

    Thank you for being a teacher and a friend! <3

    With infinite grace,

    xo, Ella

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