How do you feel about your career? Are you happy with what you’re doing? Do you wish you were doing something else? Did you always have a dream you’d be doing something else, but deep down you feel like that boat has sailed for you? Do you think it’s too late to change your mind?
I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately asking me how I made the switch between my former career as a talent agent to my current one as a psychotherapist and transformation coach with a public platform. So I decided to dedicate an entire episode of Hello Freedom to telling the tale (and sharing my mistakes so you can avoid them!) I believe that everyone has 5 really good careers in them and it’s possible for you to do what you want at any stage in your life.
The first step to making any change is to honestly dial into how satisfied you feel. Before I made the change in my career I kept holding out hope that with the next level of success or the higher pay grade, I would feel happy , satisfied and inspired. When that didn’t happen, I realized I had to make a move and was afriad. It took three years from the moment I knew I needed to quit my job until I actually did it.
Once I built up my therapy and coaching practice I once again reached a cross roads. I loved what I was doing but wanted to reach more people than a one on one practice would support. That is when my pal Kris Carr turned me onto Marie Forleo’s B School and everything changed. I took what I learned in B School and went global with my brand and created total location freedom. It is such a great resource where I learned how to run an online business, put myself our there, and create true success. Today on the show I’m answering your questions about careers: how to make a change, how to figure out what you should really be doing, and more.
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- What motivated me to leave my career as a talent agent
How I knew I should leave my job
What it’s like to go to school and work at the same time
Why it took me so long to leave my career
My fears when I started my psychotherapy career
The challenges of being a therapist
How I became Broadway’s psychotherapist
The problem with being a workaholic
- Why I wanted to grow my reach
How to market yourself without feeling sleazy
When I realized that there was a better way to do what I wanted
Why I’ve revisited B School every year
What inspired me to create my first meditation CD
It feels so good to be achieving these successes
Why it’s never too late to start over
- Learn more about my friend Kris Carr
- Check out B School (and listen to Marie Forleo’s interview on Hello Freedom)
- Learn more about The Lara Touch
- Check out Hay House
*image courtesy of Du Truong