#018 How to create an 'Effective Escape' from your soul-sucking day job (with Michelle Ward)

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My guest today is Michelle Ward- a certified coach that works with creative women through career transition. She's a whiz at helping others see the 'light at the end of the tunnel' when you either: 1.) can't stand your job one more second or, 2.) you're ready to tackle you're dream career but need a solid game plan to see it through.

We're not talking: "Leap and the net will appear" kind of mindset… this interview is dripping with real-life tips on how to turn your career around for 'real people' who don't have gobbs of money or investors waiting in the wings.

What to do when you feel like you can’t take your job one more minute…

  • Take 20mins every morning to do something for yourself
  • Get back to doing what you love + making your life doing things that you enjoy
  • Take the lunch hour or whatever time you can for yourself while you're at your day job

What is the perfect day job while your building a biz?:

  • Don’t go looking for the Holy Grail of a day job, look for something that Leaves you with energy at the end of the day and gives you the bottom line necessities that you need.

Michelle's tips on how to have 'An Effective Escape':

  1. It’s not about taking giant leaps off a cliff. What will make you comfortable and confident to leave your job? Start you 'own thing' in phases.

  2. Finances- going into your financing and spending and prioritize and figuring out the reality of the situation, you may be closer than you think.

  3. Talk to you partner/parents/support (because it affects them too). Instead of dropping a bomb, come up with a gameplan the both of you can be comfortable with. For instance, Michelle stuck with her day job until show saved up a 5 month severance for herself.

  4. Stop waiting for a lighting bolt with the angles singing moment to figure out what ‘that’ thing is.

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