Just four months prior to all the changes on my team, I started a personal training and nutrition coaching business.
I called it "my passion project" because in 2012, I found out I have Celiac disease and a whole host of other health issues at the time.
As I got better and my energy returned, a strong desire to help others lead healthy lives emerged.
During this time of deep frustration and disappointment in my corporate role, this "passion project" was also a saving grace.
I became increasingly engaged with my training and coaching business and, in 2017, increased my income 24%.
But, I hustled. And, I was ti-rrred.
I knew there was a way to "work smarter, not harder," so I set out to find it.
I found the advice I needed from Brooke Castillo in an episode of "The Life Coach School Podcast."
She talked about carefully considering the value we contribute to our employer and asking ourselves how we can improve it because it's easier to be rewarded monetarily when we add more value to our employer and our employer values our contributions.
It's a win-win.
She also talked about "showing up" and taking a long, hard, and honest look at how we're showing up in the workplace, and how that's producing our current results.
I saw opportunities in both areas, so I decided to change it.
I was done with disengagement. Done with disappointment.
I finally took responsibility for what I was thinking and feeling.
I re-focused on my corporate role and started delivering more than I had been for a long while.
And, shortly after, I got a new job. A fresh start to keep over-delivering!
In just 2 years, I increased my salary 55% and broke into the six-figure club.
I now help other people do the same.
If you feel like your career or income goal is just within reach, but you're not quite there, then I'm your coach.
I'll get you there faster than you could going at it alone.
I'm looking for 5 amazing people to welcome into the first cohort of my premier small group coaching program, "The Six-Figure Club."
If my story resonated with you, let's talk soon - doors to the club close on September 30!
Schedule your free consultation to see if "the club" is a great fit for you.
I used to believe, as an employee, I had no say in what I made.
"It's all in the hands of my manager and their budget," I'd think.
Earlier in my career, I was on a small team of three people, including my manager.
One year into my role on that team, my peer left the company.
Three became two.
One month later, my manager got a new job internally.
And, two became one.
So, there I was this "lonely team of one," reporting into an open position for two...and...a...half...years-uh.
(It still amazes me that I didn't have a direct manager for that long.)
Instead of back-filling my manager's role, I began reporting to my skip-level manager, who was an executive with more than 900 employees in their organization at the time.
I met with this manager every other week for 30 minutes.
But, really, it was like 13 minutes because they were frequently late.
13 minutes. Every two weeks. 20, if I was lucky.
That's not a lot of time to connect, so I believed this manager had little time for me.
That thought led to disillusionment.
If you've ever been there, it's not a pretty place to be.
And, disillusionment led to disengagement.
That's when I took matters into my own hands.
I determined if I wasn't going to find engagement in the workplace, I would look for it elsewhere.
(...to be continued in part 2...)
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I help twenty and thirty-somethings break into the "six-figure club" and ascend from there.
Breaking into the six-figure club is exciting.
But, once you're there, what do you do with your money?
Learning how to determine your current net worth and creating a money strategy is a part of the coaching experience for all my clients.
One key action to building wealth is summed up in a commonly-viewed-as-boring "F word."
Frugality is "a commitment to saving, spending less, and sticking to a budget."
What does this look like in real life?
Here's an example:
A 36-year-old "Manhattan corporate lawyer, earning $270,000 a year lives, in New Jersey to avoid city taxes, lives on rice and beans, owns one patched-together suit per weekday for work, and layers up during the winter instead of turning the heat on — all so he can save 70% of his salary."
"He's saved more than $400,000 and is set to retire" in 2022.
Now, I'm not saying you have to pinch this many pennies to build wealth or retire early.
But, if you'd like to have a similar outcome, or at least make some progress toward financial freedom, try employing these three frugal actions until you reach your goal:
Are you ready to increase your income and net worth?
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