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.
|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||
||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||
||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||
||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||
||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||
||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||
||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||
||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||
||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