I quit my job and began seeking my ideal life May 30th. Memorial Day signified remembering who I was before I fully vested in a relationship that paid no dividends.
Now I’m free, grateful, more grounded than I’ve ever been, and Aquafina clear on my dream of becoming an author, publicist to powerful women, friend to fascinating people, and radiant person through my spiritual practices.
Thanks to insight, balls, and bravery, I’ve turned down several jobs that I knew weren’t a good fit. In a world of nearly 10% unemployment rate, some of my friends think I’m crazy to turn any offer down.
It’s taken years of wrong turns and poor choices to hone in on what a happy, stable life looks like for me. And my best life doesn’t involve working for a paycheck. I’d rather be paid for my passions.
What’s your ideal life look like? You should have a high-def picture in mind. To be able to see it, slow down long enough to draw it or life map it out. Make Oprah proud.
Unfortunately few of us can muster the time or energy after we go to work, take care of the kids, pets, relatives, and other time leeches in our lives. That’s why being unemployed for the summer has been a gift. It’s forced me to stop, think, seek, network, dream, reconnect, disconnect, and most importantly take a Prosperity Plus course at Unity Temple on the Plaza for some real deep diving into the soul.
The course helped me get my arms around why I’m here (my purpose), what I love (my gift), who I feel energized being around (high-vibration people), and what I have to give (time, talents, treasures). It’s opened my flow, my mind, my heart and my world. How’s that for a testimony.
Most importantly, this experience has given me the confidence to say no to jobs that were clearly wrong and would have been no more than paychecks and trucker pit stops in my life. I’m not seeking a truck stop-, but a Bellagio-work experience even if I have to create it myself. In the meantime, I have checks coming in the mail regularly to me from seeds I planted 24 months ago.
So stop. Get off the gerbil wheel. Carve some you time to do what you would do if you knew you could not fail. Then let go and open up so bigger, better, more bodacious things can come into your life. If my life can be this rich, this quick, so can yours.
I’ll leave you with some great lyrics from Billy Joel’s song, Vienna.
“Slow down you crazy child
You’re so ambitious for a juvenile
But then if you’re so smart tell me why
Are you still so afraid?
Where’s the fire, what’s the hurry about?
You better cool it off before you burn it out
You got so much to do and only
So many hours in a day…
But you know that when the truth is told
That you can get what you want
Or you can just get old
You’re gonna kick off before you even get halfway through
When will you realize…
Vienna waits for you?”
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