I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the phrase “I’m stuck.”
This can also sound like:
“I can’t do anything different.”
“I can’t leave because the income is too important for me and my family.”
“It’s too hard.”
“I don’t have time.”
“But it might decrease my business.”
“But it would really disappoint them.”
I bet I’ve heard every reason for why you can’t change your business, your career, or even small pieces in it. It can feel really hard to do ANYTHING different.
I will admit – there are REAL reasons for people to keep doing things that aren’t quite the right fit. I will not deny that there are times when financial circumstances can keep you from making any big changes.
HOWEVER – Keeping the important things (stability, income, relationships, etc.) does NOT mean that you have to sit and wait until you retire or die for things to change.
Even in the most “Stuck” circumstances, it’s important to begin to plan for your more optimal future.
And I already hear the groans and the excuses about why you can’t. (See above.)
There is always something you can do to improve your situation. It may be tiny and the horizon may be long, but you can do SOMETHING.
BUT – when you’re IN the situation, you may have the hardest time seeing any options at all.
Jump WAY outside the box. Talk to someone with a different perspective. Imagine what you could do if you were starting from scratch.
The only limitations are your imagination.
AND if your imagination is failing you, I’m especially adept at seeing possible solutions that you’ve never thought of. I work with my clients to fully assess their careers, define their goals (for themselves, their families, and their careers), and create an actionable plan. I call this work Owning Your Career Path. Check out my Own Your Career Path Strategy Session. Let’s see what can open up for you.