When It Comes to a Dream,
Sometimes "Too Busy" is a Good Thing
By Valerie Young
the newsletter is so late. The last few weeks have been way busier than usual.
I've been so engrossed in finalizing this huge new project that I been working
on that I wound up doing my Thanksgiving Day grocery shopping at six o'clock the
night before. And, trust me -- jockeying with throngs of other last minute
shoppers for that last can of cranberry sauce is not as much fun as it sounds
said, the reason I've been so preoccupied is this massive project. I'm all for
slowing down and smelling the roses. But in this case, being too busy is
actually a good thing.
the first time I've mentioned this project publicly but I've been working behind
the scenes on it for well over two years now. I've been going along at this kind
of slow steady pace up until about two months ago. That's when it hit me that
the New Year is fast approaching... and you know what that means!
talked to probably a dozen people in the last two weeks alone who are vowing
that 2007 is going to be their year to finally take the leap. I'm a big fan of
resolutions. Or more accurately, I'm a big fan of making and KEEPING
resolutions. So I started saying no to other commitments so I could finalize all
the pieces of this particular project in time for the New Year.
reason I'm so excited about this new project is that it is entirely focused on
answering the one question that keeps me up at night. Namely...
can I help overworked and under-fulfilled people (like you?) to change course
faster? In other words, what exactly does it take to "fast track" your dream of
being able to quit your job and get a life?
for me to believe sometimes that it's been over a decade now since I
successfully traded in my 90-mile-a-day commute to my job in corporate America
for my sunny home office with a view. I can't tell you what a difference it
makes being able to get up when you want to, to take vacations when you need to,
and to have total control over your life and your time. Take my word for it
once you've reached "the other side" as Barbara Winter likes to put it, you
never go back.
years I've had the opportunity to talk to literally thousands of people just
like you. People who understand, as I do, that it really is possible to find
work that both pays the bills and feeds the soul.
had the good fortune to work with and learn from some of the masters in the
career change field. People like Barbara Sher, Barbara Winter, Nick Williams.
And I've gotten to interview some amazing entrepreneurs who have successfully
turned their interests into income.
spent years ten to be exact scouring the world for useful tips and
resources, many of which have gone into a mind boggling 151 issues of this
newsletter. Just when I think there can't possibly be another cool resource out
there, I somehow I continue to find more.
is during that time I've amassed an incredible amount of knowledge, skills, and
information about what it takes to create a richer more balanced life doing work
you truly love. So why would any of this possibly keep me up at night?
It's one thing to know all this stuff. For the longest time, my challenge was
figuring out the best way to quite literally take everything I've learned about
changing course and put it into some kind of immediately usable form that can
help you to get where you want to go more rapidly.
to make a long story short, I've figured it out. It's taken a long time, and
it's been a lot of work putting it together, but I have now built a full-out
end-to-end system that can teach anyone how to do this. Even you.
to share more specifics about the actual project but I have to wait until I get
a few last-minute details nailed down. For one thing I'm trying to decide how
many people I can accommodate and I don't want to raise expectations and then
not be able to meet those obligations. And the last thing I want is a bunch of
disappointed dreamers on my hands!
Learn how you can Fast Track Your Dream of working at
what you love on your own terms.
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About the Author
"Profiting From Your Passions®" expert Valerie Young abandoned her corporate cubicle to become the Dreamer in Residence at ChangingCourse.com offering resources to help you discover your life mission and live it. Her career change tips have been cited in Kiplinger's, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today Weekend, Woman's Day, and elsewhere and on-line at MSN, CareerBuilder, and iVillage.com. An expert on the Impostor Syndrome, Valerie has spoken on the topic of How to Feel as Bright and Capable as Everyone Seems to Think You Are to such diverse organizations as Daimler Chrysler, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Harvard, and American Women in Radio and Television.
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