Degunk Your Path To Success

Do you work till you drop because you feel that’s how you achieve success? You’ll be happy to know that success is not synonymous with self-abuse. Here’s a little tidbit of wisdom to reset your perspective.

When you are fresh out of school and ready to learn how hard work can bring you success, you aren’t thinking about career burnout.

You’re a success planner who is thinking about hard work value. You’re ready to become a legacy entrepreneur.

As the years progress, many of us who set ourselves on a path of success achieved by hard work eventually come to a state of career burnout.

It happens all the time!

We find ourselves in a perpetual state of being tired, frazzled, frustrated, and unequipped to truly enjoy our lives because of the pressures of our career.

We start to wonder if the cost of our success is worth our peace of mind and quality of life.

And I don’t mean an opportunity to mentally thrash ourselves because we didn’t figure it out sooner.

It’s an opportunity to listen to what our body, our higher self, the universe, and our current experience is telling us. It’s an opportunity to take inventory of our operations and to clear out all the things that are no longer serving us.

And just in case you are thinking you may have lost that person, I’m here to tell you it’s not possible. All the best parts of you are still there. It’s just that you’ve gathered some gunk along the way that is obscuring those parts, most importantly from yourself.

Remind yourself that working harder doesn’t necessarily mean working smarter. If you’re honest with yourself, you will discover that you can remove some things that no longer serve your core values and your purpose so you can get down to the business of being your best self.

Is your work situation uncertain or frustrating you? Are you without a job or wisely thinking a current furlough may be just the hidden gift to start exploring work you’re truly meant to do? Do you hate your job, but have no idea what to do instead? Attempting to navigate those waters without support is not fun (yes, I do know, but that’s another story). I’m excited to announce that I’ve created The Job I Love Toolkit, with all the resources you’ll need to finally clarify how to get paid to do you.TM To be the first to hear more details, join the join the VIP Wait List.

And if you know a friend or neighbor who could use hearing the advice in this article or needs The Job I Love Toolkit, please forward this to them.



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Barb Garrison

Helping burned out, success-driven professionals design careers that make them leap out of bed, even on Monday mornings.