VALUES & CORE BELIEFS
BE STUBBORN: A MANIFESTO
We can all be happy in our work.
And we should be at least ‘happy enough’ in our work. It doesn't have to be the most important thing in our lives, but we spend a lot of time and energy there so it's nice to like it. I believe that with a little reflection, some determination and hard work, we can get what we want to out of our working lives.
You determine what success looks like for you.
It is NOT the same for everyone. It might be financial, time-related, or emotional. You might not even know until you get there. Just because some are 'hustling' and focusing on huge mailing lists and six-figure incomes doesn't mean you have to.
And just because some people only want to earn as much as they need, so long as they have the work-life balance they desire, doesn't mean you have to want that either. Find your own way.
Change is scary, but sometimes it is necessary. Be courageous.
It doesn't have to be dramatic, or happen all at once. But if you're not happy, and you want to be happy, you might need to change things. This takes courage but with support, it is do-able.
Create intentional thoughtful plans, if your goal is to love your work.
You dont have to be self-employed. You don't have to know exactly what you want. But both rushing into something, or never making change, can stand in the way of your happiness. Take your time, do some structured thinking, figure out what you want and what suits you and your life.
Work hard and follow through.
You don't need to know exactly what the end point will be when you start, but it is so helpful to have a plan to keep you focused and on track to find happiness. And when you have those things, you need some discipline to work hard and follow through. If you love what you're doing, passion and excitement will make that easy.
We might need to be a little stubborn, creative and flexible, but we can overcome obstacles.
Life is not straightforward. The path will never be without twists and turns and obstacles. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try, or that we should give up. We can overcome, or at the very least, learn something valuable and seek a compromise.
Your work environment should be supportive and non-judgemental, free from fear.
It's not just about the work you do, it's about the whole picture. Don't put up with colleagues or communities that make you feel unhappy, undervalued, unsupported, and afraid. You are worth more. It's ok to crave more.
Know yourself. Be yourself.
All of which means, you need to try to know yourself, and be yourself. That's not always easy and might require some time and work in itself. But if you put in the effort, you might find that the answers, the goals and the work / life you desire will start to flow more easily. And - bonus! - you'll worry less about the 'should' and what everyone else is doing or thinking. Because if you know yourself, and you know you're doing your best, what else matters?
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO WORK WITH ME?
My preferred style is collaborative. Yes, I have an opinion and I have my own methods, and I’ll share these and my recommendations through blog posts and within the free resources, but we all work in our own ways. So I will never make you feel like you have to use something or work a certain way in order to succeed.
I believe that success is individual, both in terms of what it looks like and how it can be achieved. We all work differently and I love to embrace an individual’s style, strengths and weakness and help them to make all of this work for them.
So whether we work together through coaching, or you’re just here to get some helpful information from the website, I am here to support you and cheer you on, always.