The 2 hour commute coupled with sitting at a desk for 7+ hours a day was killing me by inches and ultimately led to a 7 month medical leave.
When I finally returned to the office everything had changed.
Most of the time I felt like a ghost. I was invisible, uninspired, and basically living a tortured existence.
Nothing much had changed for my co-workers during my absence.
Sure, there had been promotions, departmental adjustments, new protocols put in place - all the typical corporate fare - but it was “same sh%t, different day” for 90% of the people I talked to.
Friday was a silver lining in a very dark cloud full of constantly being stressed out, feeling powerless, and/or being altogether generally dissatisfied with their lives.
For two months I sat at my desk doing hardly anything productive or stimulating but finally, FINALLY my secret daydream came true: I was laid off.
My instant reaction was intense relief. Like the feeling you get when you rub an ice cube on newly burned flesh.
The only questions I remember asking were about my severance package.
I was prepared for this moment because I had manifested it. Several of my daytime hours were spent fantasizing about...well...not being there.
After 2 weeks of trying to figure out what I wanted to try next I received an email about an online course on creating online courses.
(So meta, right??)
It just felt perfect. So I went for it.
I’m truly convinced it was kismet. (I’m pretty sure I manifested this too!)
After the initial glow of entrepreneurship wore off I started wondering what the heck I had to teach anyone.
Then I opened myself up to the possibility that I had something to offer.
The idea came to me in a flash: I have reinvented myself quite successfully since college - never really having the same job twice.
I knew that I could show others how to improve their chances of finding jobs and changing careers in an unconventional and exciting way.
One of my students recently called the course “Mind-blowing”.
In less than two months I went from unemployed to creating my own online course where people are finding that the true path to their destiny has been inside of them all along.
They merely needed to be open to change and able to let go of the powerlessness, insecurity, and limiting beliefs that kept them tethered to a soul-sucking job.
I now inspire people to find careers that bring them joy. What could be more fulfilling than that?
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