Picture your ideal life. What does it look like? Are you working 6 months then off to explore other interests for the rest of the year? Are you speaking at conferences, sharing your experiences in life? Are you simply making twice as much as your current salary, but from home?
Pause to think about what you want, what you actually want, not what you think you should want. (We’ve talked about the “shackles of the shoulds” before.) Write down your answer and then seek a career coach (non-traditional coach or otherwise) to help. To paraphrase Barbara Sher, the author of I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was, attitude is not the dream killer, isolation is.
Start on your ideal life today.