“I have a very clear idea of what it is I want to do...and I've already started a beta version.”
My career was just wringing the life out of me, mentally, physically, and emotionally. It was taking far more than it ever gave back, despite the reasons I fell in love with it in the first place. For years I had so many ideas in my head of what I could do, and for a time I'd feel like I knew the answer. But days later, I'd have that cloud of doubt come back over me. For years and years I have run in circles in my head. I was in a desperate need to find some clarity in how to move forward.
I was always attracted to the down-to-earthiness of what Laura had to say. There was none of this crazy ‘follow your passion and you'll earn millions in 6 weeks’ posture and attitude.
Because of Your Career Homecoming, I have a very clear idea of what it is I want to do, I have a written plan for how to do it, and I've already started a beta version.
And so I'm just really excited about it. I know it's not going to be quick or even easy, but the path to get there is just exciting in and of itself. And it just feels like that essence of unnecessary struggle has disappeared, and the grinding I felt before is just not part of the equation anymore and that just feels so much better.
I learned that it's not just about checking off a tick-box of what jobs you can do. It’s really about the YCH approach to what work and contribution are and having that foundation underneath that changes what's possible for you, and so it's worth it for that alone. If you do the work, you'll uncover something that you didn't realize was there to be uncovered but was there within you all along.