How to Balance your Job and your Dream

So many people I have met all over the world share the same struggle. They want to live and build their dream, but at the same time, they have a job. They have dreams of becoming a speaker, author, dancer, photographer, singer or coach, but are not quite in a position to just quit.

I’ve been in those exact same shoes. I had a dream in my belly…a big one…but I also had bills to pay and a child to take care of and you know what? A job equals security.

So I’m not going to be one of those people who tells you to throw caution to the wind and just quit your job outright to go after your dream. Because it doesn’t have to be a “this or that.” Life is not an “either or.”  

There are a few simple mindset shifts and techniques that can actually shift your whole perspective and help you navigate your career while creating space to make your dream a reality. 

  • What if you actually viewed your job as a path to fund your dream while showing up every day joyfully and full of gratitude? 
  • What if instead of calling it a job, you called it your investor that was funding your dreams? 
  • What if every day, you committed to taking one action that would move you closer towards your goal?

I actually wrote my dream a check every two weeks for 2.5 years and set aside part of my paycheck. I actually punched my own personal time card every night after my day job, so I could carve out time to build my business.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic. How do you set aside time to work on your dream? What strategies do you use to maintain balance? What part resonated for you? Please share your comments below. I love reading them as much as I love all of you in this amazing tribe of gladiators, giants and unicorns! 

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