How a Bad Job and Core Desired Feelings Gave Me the Courage to Freelance Full-Time

I wanted to feel free. Staying in a dead-end job gave me time to do the inner work.

Lindsey Danis
Freelancer’s Hub

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Photo by Luca Bravo on Unsplash

I found the practice of core desired feelings through Danielle LaPorte when I had my last day job. I had taken the job thinking it was the perfect opportunity for me and it became clear within the first weeks that it was not.

Instead of quitting and finding another job, I did something unusual for me. I stayed.

I wanted to figure out why I kept landing in positions that weren’t right for me. I’d been on a hamster wheel of trying to find the perfect day job to support me while I wrote, and I was starting to question whether that was possible.

Maybe it was possible to just write and make my living that way.

Identifying what held me back

At the time, I freelanced part-time. Moving into freelance full-time was an option. That would mean becoming a hell of a lot more business savvy than I was. So there were some fears to work through in order for me to grow.

Spending a year and change at a shitty job that I hated, with the clarity that it was going to be the last job that made me feel this way, helped…

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Lindsey Danis
Freelancer’s Hub

Writer. Traveler. Queer. Passionate about self employment, LGBTQ finance and the writing life. Visit me at http://www.lindseydanis.com