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MMG 008: You Are Never Stuck

Are you feeling stuck in your job or your business? Is your work life killing your soul…in midlife?

If your answer is yes, or maybe read on. Here is what being stuck feels like: You’re burned out. You dread the day ahead. You feel completely exhausted. You’re not taking care of yourself. You have no life balance.

Perhaps you have a boss that you don’t enjoy working for, or the company you work for has changed and you don’t like the direction. Or maybe you wish you could just work for yourself.

First, I’m here to tell you that you are never stuck. I’ve been there. Close to 10 years ago (at age 40), I walked away from a big role at the large financial services firm I had spent the bulk of my career with.

I wasn’t really emotionally or financially prepared to leave, but the environment was so toxic I just could not stay another day. I accepted a six month severance and had a little cash in the bank, but I had NO plan whatsoever.

My leaving the corporate world after 15 years was the best move I ever made in my life. It wasn’t easy, but it eventually allowed me to unleash my full potential and changed my life for the better.

Many mid-lifers feel stuck today in their jobs or careers. I hear it at nearly every dinner party and social gathering with friends and peers that I attend. Let’s face it, there is tremendous fear in making a career or job when you’re in midlife.

You’re worried if you leave, you won’t have the kind of success that you’ve had to this point. You also fear that you’re too old to make a career change, you won’t make as much money, and you won’t maintain the same lifestyle.

You also worry about what people will think. In my case, I KNOW that family and friends thought I had lost my mind.

Believe me when I say, your fears are unfounded! Your fears are undoubtedly holding you back from realizing your true potential.

In this episode, I share more about my own story of getting unstuck, including some tips that really helped me along the journey. I hope they can help you too.

Remember, you are never stuck in a toxic or miserable career, job, environment, or relationship. You hold all the power.

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