I’ve taken this journey and learned from personal experience – it IS possible and easier than you might think when you have the right mentor.
If I can do it, YOU can do it!
Here’s how I made the leap…
Just a few years ago, I was stressed out working 7 days a week in financial sales on 100 percent commission.
Before the financial collapse my life was pretty good. The economy had been buzzing for the last ten years and so had my business. I was making a hefty income helping people make important financial decisions for their lives...
But then everything stopped dead in October of 2008. The phone stopped ringing. The only sound was the death rattle coming from Wall Street.
Without serving customers I had a lot of time to do a lot of thinking. I realized that while I enjoyed helping people make sound financial decisions I hadn’t enjoyed “selling” at all. In fact when the economy was roaring former clients kept referring new clients to me I hadn’t done any selling at all.
But now, in the “new” economy my employer kept pushing me to “sell, sell, sell!” and “make my numbers.” And I hated it so much that I stopped going into the office so I wouldn’t feel the pressure as greatly.
But what could I do instead?
I applied for dozens and dozens of full time jobs in journalism, communications, marketing and public relations but no one would hire me because the bulk of my experience was in finance.
Eventually I landed freelance writing jobs for newspapers and magazines but that wasn’t enough to pay the bills so...
I took a job in a bank just for the steady paycheck – I was that desperate!
Later I quit the bank and went back to commission sales again so I could work from home but due to the economy the money just wasn’t there. This was really scary for me. I’d always been successful and able to support myself very comfortably.
But now the walls were closing in on me.
I limped along like this feeling afraid of losing my job because I wasn’t meeting my numbers and so stressed out about my future and constantly hoping and praying the economy would turn around.
The following year I lost my father and on top of all the work pressure plus writing deadlines, I now had to take care of my elderly mother.
I honestly thought I would collapse from all the pressure I was under. Until finally it was just too much to be running back and forth taking my mother to all her appointments, doctors and shopping and I decided to sell my house and move in to make it easier on both of us.
Sinking so low as to sell my home so I wouldn’t go broke was a LOUD wake up call.
I realized I couldn’t keep up my high-pressure lifestyle… and when I lost my father I saw how fleeting and precious every moment of life is. One day you’re here and gone the next and so is the possibility of getting another chance to make your dreams come true.