I want you to imagine getting a brand new job. This is a job you worked for many years to finally get hired. Finally, you landed that position. Then, within two weeks after getting that job, you just know. You just know that this job is not for you. Has that happened to you?
That’s exactly what happened to me. I had worked so hard in school, eight years of college to be exact, to graduate with a Doctor of Chiropractic. That degree cost me six figures in student loans.
Around my last year of school, I began to realize that others around me were more excited about practicing than me.
I couldn't wait to finish clinic each afternoon so I could hang out with people who didn't talk about chiropractic. I wanted to escape, but I couldn't.
I imagined that going this far and graduating without a degree would be worse than graduating with the degree and having even more student loans. I continued my studies, graduated, and went to work at a private office.
I thought that I would eventually fall in love with chiropractic...but that never happened. I just knew that this was not going to be what was meant for me the rest of my life, but I didn't have the will to admit that going to school for that long was a mistake.
It took years...it took many years later...but finally I broke free of the guilt. I was able to break out and create something amazing. I was NOT going to allow my education or student loan control my future. I was in control of my future.
I do look back and think, "what if I had stayed?" "What if I stayed not just another few months, but years longer. What if twenty years later I was still doing something I was not enthusiastic about doing...day after day." Truly, I can't even imagine.
Are you doing the thing that you really want to do? Or, are you thinking, "this is just the way it is. I have no control over my situation. Things are never going to change for me."
One of the important things to know is that movement is movement. Don't let where you’re at right now keep you from ever taking a step, even if it's a small step.
You can think, "I don’t know where I want to be ten steps from now, but I can definitely schedule 15 minutes to let myself dream about what it would look like and what I'm currently missing in my life." The next day, take another 15 minutes to do the same.
Forget about New Year’s Day mentality in that you quit your job and go all in on starting a personal chef business. This kind of business can't be built in one week.
What if instead, you allow yourself small steps to get there. It's okay to give yourself space to grow. It doesn’t have to be overnight. Overnight success is not real.
When you're ready to break free from what you're currently doing and start your own personal chef business, I'm here for you. Learn More here >>
Best Wishes & Much Success to You, Virginia Stockwell
P.S. If there are any questions I can help you answer about the personal chef business, I'm happy to help!