Get clear on what you want for your life and stop living on “auto pilot”. Here’s how.

4 Tips to Start Living on Your Terms

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I worked really hard to get to where I was in my career in corporate.

Why?

Because I thought I had to prove myself.

I thought that’s what I had to do to survive.

That was the career that I thought I was “supposed” to have.

I thought that career made me more valuable as a person.

Later on I realized that I was living my life by someone else’s design, not mine.

You know you want something different for your life, but you’re not clear on what that “something” is…

You’re going through the motions, flying through your life on “auto pilot”.

Even when you achieve your goals you still feel unfulfilled.

You don’t enjoy the work you do anymore, or maybe you never did.

You’re no longer learning or growing in your career.

You keep wondering why you can’t seem to move forward in your life.

You’re being who you think you’re “supposed” to be instead of who you really are.

You feel like you’re living someone else’s life.

I’ve been there.

Remember the movie “Runaway Bride” with Julia Roberts?

She adapted to every relationship she was in. She had her eggs the way her partner liked his eggs.

She didn’t know how SHE liked her eggs, because she was always doing what others wanted.

You need to decide how you like your eggs.

Here are some tips that will help you get clear on what you want for your life.

Choose how you like your eggs, and enjoy!

Awareness.

You’re likely aware that you want something more for your life if you’re reading this.

Now that you know, you have to choose to move forward.

This requires courage.

Realize that you are responsible for the quality of your life and YOU are the only one who can change it.

What are you passionate about?

It’s important for our well being to enjoy the work we do. Think about what you’re passionate about.

What did you want to be when you were a child?

What hobbies do you enjoy today?

What subjects interest you and challenge you to learn and grow?

Important note: DO NOT make your decision based on money, as that is likely how you got yourself into the predicament you’re currently in.

Different action = different results.

Decide solely based on what you enjoy, what light’s you up and puts you in your happy place, then go from there!

You CAN make money doing what you love.

Acceptance.

Accept who you are perfections, imperfections, strengths, weaknesses, the whole enchilada!

Stop fighting who you really are, because who you really are is perfect as is.

Stop comparing yourself to others lifestyles, they aren’t you and they aren’t traveling the same path.

Once you accept yourself for who you really are, life will immediately get easier.

Be vulnerable. Be you.

Isn’t it exhausting to wear a mask each day hiding who you really are from everyone?

Now that you’ve accepted yourself, give everyone else the beautiful gift that is YOU.

Be willing to put yourself out there. You don’t need anyone’s approval, and you will inspire others to do the same.

Following these steps will help you get clear on what you want for your life!

I can’t wait to hear how this information helps you!

I’d love to help you get clear on what you want and start living on YOUR terms!

Go here to set up a free clarity session and we’ll discuss if working together is a fit.

About Me: I’m an empowerment coach for Corporate Women Business Leaders. With over 23 years of experience in leadership and mentoring, I help women who are stressed, overwhelmed, and feeling stuck in their lives to take empowered action and create a life on their terms.

Are you a Corporate Woman Business Leader who is stressed, overwhelmed, or feeling stuck and you want to make changes to take back control of your time and jump back into the drivers seat of your life? If so, then my free masterclass is for you! Go here to sign up!

Originally published at https://www.linkedin.com on May 17, 2017.