While my new position at work is stress on a whole-nother-level, it’s also challenging and my mind appreciates the stimulation. I’d fallen into my previous job as a result of a layoff and while a 4am shift start time isn’t something I would normally choose, I needed an income. A career wasn’t necessary, just money. Not only did I have a mortgage, but my son was also starting college. As the famous celebrity suggested, I did what I had to do until I could do what I wanted to do. At that time, all I wanted was to stay afloat while I continued looking for employment that didn’t rob me of quality time with my family, or sleep.
Six years, many scars and several painful lessons later, I entered the next phase in my life. Four months in so far, it’s the perfect temporary stop while I work towards my ultimate goal of self-employment. Generating a healthy part-time income from my Life Coach business within three years, and dropping to part-time status on my main gig to retain benefits is my current agenda. The long-term goal is doing what I want to do, changing lives, before reaching retirement. I have the years of service (twenty), but not the required age. Though I’m grateful for a job because there was a time I didn’t have one, seventeen additional years of working for someone else isn’t high on my agenda.
What I enjoy most (other than the ability to sleep beyond 3am after six years of sleep deprivation) is to the opportunity to educate myself while working. Aware of my limitations, I’m always willing to learn whatever is needed in order to reach my goals. Since I’m in the last stages of completing my first piece of non-fiction, Renewal Of The Mind; The Upside To Schizophrenia, I’ve begun filling all extra mental space with information towards my 2019 goals. With plans to resume’ my life coaching venture, I’m listening to and learning from powerful speakers as an action step.
Although my life resonated with the life of Lisa Nichol’s because we’re from the same ghetto and both saw our single parent status incorrectly as a barrier to goals, I was extremely moved and inspired by her message so sharing it. I imagine there are many entrepreneurial spirits in the world of WordPress that appreciates all knowledge forwarded their way as I do! Because I receive more from an educational experience when laughter is involved, I have really enjoyed all of her podcasts listened too so far. My aim is to approach all opportunities for growth with an open mind, and then proceed to take what I like and leave the rest. My next stop is to RETIRE INSPIRED!
The below passage is listed for a reason, and you will find out what that reason is once you push play! ENJOY!
To Be clear, concise
Powerful and quick, would be wise