The Fulfillment Blueprint - The Bridge To Fulfillment podcast, episode 1

February 16, 2019

“My mission is to show women what’s possible for their lives. I see more women than not sacrificing something really big in their life because they believe it’s an either/or proposition.”

 

Welcome to The Bridge to Fulfillment. If you’re like me, you have spent too many years believing that you have to sacrifice your income, or your family, or your fulfillment in this life. This lie kept me unhappy for way too long, and it’s my mission to show women, to show you, that this doesn’t have to be your story. It is possible to pursue a career that breathes life into your soul, and pays you what you’re worth, and still make it to the soccer game or family dinner. We have countless options to us in this age, but too many insist on living in an old archetype of women in the workplace, settling for ‘less than’  in one, or all, areas of life.

 

 

“I moved into a job where the culture wasn’t aligned with who I was intrinsically, but I learned how to adapt because I didn’t believe there was anything better. I thought ‘is this what a job is supposed to be?’ I didn’t know what I was missing.”

 

If you’ve ever felt trapped in your career...

 

If you’ve ever been resigned to think that you must settle for less...

 

If you’ve ever bought into the lie that as long as you love some aspects of your job, you should settle into an “it is what it is” mentality and let that be good enough...

 

If you keep telling yourself that you’ll feel fulfilled if you just get make it to “director,” “manager,” or a certain salary...

 

It may be time for a change.

 

It doesn’t matter if you’re winning the race if it’s not a race you wanted to run in the first place.

I’m here to show you that it’s possible to do the work you love and have the life you want.

 

“In that moment I was done. I was done with allowing someone else to control my future. I was done with the amount I was giving up for a career that paid me really well but wasn’t making me happy.” (33:06)

 

The Bridge to Fulfillment will be full of content to challenge you to get out of the box and help you finally be able to identify the multitude of possibilities all around you. It is so important, as you are finding your way, to surround yourself with people who can help you remember what is possible. Don’t wait until you are at a breaking point to decide to think about making a change. Start now. You have access to the tools to build a bridge and make a safe transition into a life that is so full of possibility.  

 

If any of this has resonated with you, I want you to know that I understand because I am you. I know where you're’ going, and I know the way. I know the obstacles you’re facing, and I know a few shortcuts along the way. I know something else, you’re already there, you just don’t know it yet. Let me show you the way.

 

Some Topics we talk about in this episode:

 

  • Introduction - 0:00

  • Blake’s Journey from Corporate to Freedom - 3:13

  • Experience with Merchandising - 9:45

  • Blake’s Work with High-End and Department Stores - 11:12

  • Being Unfulfilled in the Midst of a Great Company - 24:32

     

     

  • Stepping Out of the Corporate World- 35:56

  • What to Expect in Coming Episodes - 41:12

  • Wrap-up and Takeaways - 44:34

 

How to get involved

  • I’d like to personally invite you to join my Facebook Group - “Creating Life on Your Terms” where we continue the conversation, build relationships, and collaborate as a group of women dedicated to creating both a fulfilling life and a fulfilling career

 

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