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  • Sharon Valenti

    December 1, 2021 at 5:07 am

    I realized I was tied to my “job” because of the “golden handcuff” – money. I was making over $100K annually. Yet every day I was driving 45 minutes to a job I didn’t truly love anymore. One day while driving to work I had that realization. I am doing this to myself. No one is forcing me to this. That’s when I knew it was time to move through my fear and let go.

    I teach people how to find their unconscious underlying beliefs and question the truth of them. So I took my own advice and saw that I was afraid if I let go of my current income I wouldn’t be able to pay my bills. Then I whittled it down further. Mentally I saw that I was ultimately afraid of losing my home. (maybe/maybe not) Then having nowhere to stay. (false). Having no food to eat. (false) No one would want to be my friend anymore. (false) I’d be alone. (Hmm. I’m the one I’m always with so I’m never alone)

    Essentially looking at every underlying thought associated with leaving my “job” and found that none one single thought was true! Imagine that!
    So that led me to focus on growing a business of online courses. It’s been neither good nor not good so far. At times my impatience has gotten the better of me so i walk away for a while. So much learning which has been awesome. I need to give myself more credit for that aspect. ????

    So look at your fears. Write them down. Question whether they’re true or simply imagined. Then ask yourself what it is you think you’d have if you stayed or left either career. Then ask if that’s true. You might be surprised at your own answer.

    Once you’ve narrowed it down and committed to one or the other you’ll be able to move full steam ahead.