Working a job right now where the only thing you look forward to is your paycheck every other week? You’re solely in the job for the check.
You get the Sunday scaries and spend your Sunday nights looking at your calendar for the week just to dread every upcoming meeting?
The thought of doing your job for another month let alone another year is incredibly daunting and you don’t know what to do.
Maybe you’re working in a negative environment, struggling with co-workers who aren’t nice or dealing with a challenging boss.
GIRL. I’ve been there and done that, and that’s why I started my business. I am so sick of seeing people waste their days away because they either think they need to or they don’t know what else to do.
I’ve come across way too many people who were just surviving every day, they weren’t thriving.
They would fall asleep with anxiety about going to work the next day, wake up, be in a funk, hop in the shower and into their car to drive to work, sit there for 9 hours then come home to their families cranky and tired.
They weren’t thriving in their job, which then trickled down into their personal life effecting their relationships and families. They weren’t making an impact and were selling themselves short.
Back when I was in corporate America, at one point I commuted 5 hours a day to work.
I would wake up at 6:30am and come home at 8pm 4 days a week. I would be so exhausted that by the time I came home I barely had enough energy to take my dog for a walk or ask Erik how his day was.
I had no time for myself which then trickled into me being snappy, on-edge and overly anxious. I did this for over a year and a half guys.
Does this sound familiar? If it does, I have 5 things for you to do starting right now.
But before we jump in, don’t just read this. Take action on it. Success comes from massive action and momentum. NOTHING and I mean NOTHING is going to change unless you do.
Give yourself permission.
Give yourself permission to explore other options, to go through the motions, want to give up but you keep going. Give yourself that permission. Maybe your gut is telling you to run your own business but your head is telling you it isn’t safe, it’s uncharted territory that you know nothing about, so you’re just going to apply to another job and do this all over again. Give yourself permission.
Get clear on the life you want to live, then get obsessed with it.
Who is living this life? How can you put yourself within proximity to them? Can you order their books? Can you subscribe to their podcast? Can you watch their interviews on YouTube? Get OBSESSED with how they got to this point. If you focus closely enough, you’ll be able to glue together the clues.
Make an exit plan and a plan B.
Always, always, always have a plan B guys. Always. Especially during a time like this with the economy up in the air. If your plan A goes bad, what are you falling back on? I’ve been laid off before, and it’s scary but what helped cushion the fall was my plan b. And while it’s hard to fully prepare yourself for something like that, give yourself something to fall back on.
Save, save and save some more.
I can’t stress the importance of this. You never know what’s going to happen, maybe you have enough saved that you can quit your job while you figure out your next move.
The more you get to know me and the more we chat money, you’ll learn that I am a crazy saver and preach saving. And guess what? When I was laid off, my savings skills helped me big time.
You might say “well Gabby I barely make enough to pay my bills, or I have student loans like you wouldn’t believe.” So let me tell you a story. When I graduated college I was living in Boston in the North End and paying 1k in rent a month and that was just the beginning of my bills. I came out of college with a massive bill. The position I accepted paid me 30k a year. It amounted to about 900 bucks every 2 weeks, and I still managed to save.
Look through your expenses, track them. What can you get rid of? Be honest with yourself. This is how I was able to save with my big bills and a small salary.
And guess what. You are in charge of what you make. If you don’t like your salary, start a side hustle and bring in extra cash??
Write down everything you’ve learned from this experience
I don’t believe in failures and neither should you. If you learned something, it wasn’t a failure. It was a lesson. What did you learn from this experience? Write everything out and reflect. Learn from this experience guys – it’ll help so much going forward.
Most importantly, please know that NO JOB IS WORTH YOUR MENTAL HEALTH. None. Nada. No way, no how.
You have the power to figure this out. I have faith in you and I’m so excited to see where you go.