Three years ago I hated my job. I would literally sit in the car before going in and have to psych myself up for it. My heart would begin racing just driving there because of the massive anxiety I was experiencing just knowing I’d be miserable for the next few hours.
I would think about how much I hated working there and it was all I could to stop myself from rolling my eyes on the way in the door. By the way, I had two of these jobs that I hated. Not one, but two soul sucking jobs that I absolutely loathed.
I had just completed my psychology degree at San Diego State University but I was still waitressing because lo and behold-I realized I didn’t want to be a therapist anymore. I will say that when I first started waitressing I enjoyed it and it served its purpose.
It’s a great job to take to get yourself through school. But before you know it- it takes twice as long to get through school than you originally planned and you start to hate that restaurant job of yours.
Yes I had some amazing customers who loved me and tipped me well. But I also had some really crappy and demanding customers who were beyond rude and difficult. I was overworked, underpaid, and unappreciated.
One of the restaurants I worked at failed to schedule extra people on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in the same year. This daft oversight left me with a section of 20 to 30 tables all by myself on both those busy holidays that people like to go out to eat for.
Anyone who’s ever worked in the restaurant industry knows that that’s crazy stupid, but there I was- left to deal with management’s screw-up. What else is new. So it was about that time that I decided that I had to get out. I knew I was meant for more. I knew that the work I was doing was a waste of my time.
This is not to say that serving is beneath me, I’m just saying that I knew that my purpose was greater and it’s time in my life was coming to an end (waitressing that is). I knew that I was unhappy. I knew that I was not fulfilled doing that work anymore.
I was working with people who were so petty it was ridiculous. Grown women who fight over tables and literally have tantrums in front of customers. People without integrity, willing to scream at each other about not filling up containers of tartar sauce and butter. Now you see why it took all my energy not to roll my eyes just walking into these places.
It was pathetic and exhausting. Deep inside me I knew that I was meant for so much more. I knew I was here to help so many people to change their lives. That’s why I was drawn to psychology in the first place- I love studying human behavior and helping relieve people of their pain.
And I do have a servant’s heart deep down, my soul is in the soul group of service after all. But somehow I knew that I was meant to help people in a different way- in a more meaningful way.
I quit one of the jobs I hated and it gave me a little bit of time to go within and begin meditating. I knew I was extremely sensitive and empathic, so I began going down that route and looking for other people like me.
I read as much as I could about the empath journey, I opened up to my spirituality, and started doing the inner work I had never had time to do. I found out through my own knowing and having it channeled to me- that I myself am a channeler and meant to become a life coach and help others to create a new life for themselves, just as I would do.
I got my life coaching certification and started my business and I’ve never looked back. I coached people pro bono for the first few months, got amazing testimonials about my work, so then I started creating challenges, courses, and programs. I was getting paid to help take people to their next level.
I finally started getting paid to be the best version of myself. The version of me who knows she’s making a difference in the world, who knows she’s helping people clear their limiting beliefs and past pain, helping them to open up to themselves, to increase their self-confidence, and start their own soul aligned businesses.
I began doing what was in perfect alignment for me. No longer was I working for someone else who took advantage of me and didn’t appreciate me. No longer was I being told what to do. No longer was I waking up at some ungodly hour to rush off to a place that I hated and made me miserable.
I was now living my soul’s true purpose, fulfilling my mission in life by actively stepping into that role every day. The role that was meant for me.
You have a role that’s meant for you too. Do you feel connected to it? Do you feel connected to your life mission and purpose? Does your soul feel fulfilled by the work you’re doing right now in your life? If not-that’s okay.
It’s okay because you always have right now to change that. Every decision you make has the power to create a new future for yourself. You always have right now to start.
If you’re not happy in the job or career you’re in, you do have the power to change it. You don’t have to adhere to society’s expectations of you. You don’t have to stay in a job you don’t like because of the expectations of your friends or family.
You have the power to change your mind and change your life. You should feel fulfilled. You should feel happy. You should get paid to be the best version of yourself as well. You deserve it. You deserve to be happy.
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