Growing up, I didn’t always feel like stability and order were mine to have. For years, I created stability and order for myself, by painstakingly taking care of myself.
But sometimes, my need for stability held me back.
For example, when I figured out that what I wanted to do professionally was coach women to heal their work lives. What a strange and seemingly unlucrative profession!
My choice of profession took me for a tailspin. I didn’t feel like I had the resources or gumption to become self-employed and forego a regular paycheck. I was very scared.
Thankfully, I had great mentors who taught me how to create stability even when taking a risk.
I finally took a risk after:
- Saving $$ for my career transition
- Setting up systems in my day that give me a sense of order
- Creating a plan B, plan C, and plan Z
- Interviewing people who have gone through this transition, so I could learn what they did
It’s important for me to share this story with you because I know that healing your work life does take a certain amount of *risk* and *growth*. There are things about it which are uncomfortable and take you out of your comfort zone.
What steps do you take in order to continually take yourself outside of your comfort zone so you can grow?