I used to believe I could only make a lot of money working in Corporate America (Spoiler Alert - I was wrong)

I used to believe I could only make a lot of money working in Corporate America. I am so glad I was wrong because the life that was coming along with making a lot of money in corporate was killing me.

I dreamed of being an entrepreneur for a LONG TIME.

But what kept me from going for it was what my mind would tell me:

πŸ‘‰ Being an entrepreneur is too risky.

πŸ‘‰ How will you know where your paycheck is going to come from?

πŸ‘‰ It is going to be really hard.

πŸ‘‰ What if I fail?

πŸ‘‰ I will have to kill myself working 24/7 to build my business.

πŸ‘‰ I will never make as much as I am making in corporate.

πŸ‘‰ Only people in corporate make a lot of money.

πŸ‘‰ Corporate is where I am most safe & secure.

It took me a few years to let go of these thoughts but one by one, they began to no longer feel true to me.

And in 2019, I led with courage and went for it.

And here’s the truth about my journey…

πŸ’― It was risky to leave my gushy 6-figure a year income with all the perks and a first class life that came along with it.

πŸ‘‰ But this year I will replace my corporate salary with money I created myself. I am now funding my own first class life & I cannot even tell you how incredible that feels.

It took me 10+ years to get to this point in corporate.

🀯 It took me 2 years on my own.

πŸ’― It has been really hard. But it is a different type of hard. In entrepreneurship, the hard part is not knowing.

πŸ‘‰ What felt hard in corporate was the constant meetings, pressure, long hours, politics and backstabbing.

πŸ‘‰ There is none of that now. I work with clients 3 days a week and I have one day where I focus on my business.

My challenges now look like πŸ‘‰ thinking bigger, stretching my mind, getting resourceful AF, problem solving at the highest level and in all honesty and healing my own sh*t so I can show up as my best self daily. Call me crazy but I find this type of β€œhard” to be fun.

⚑️I truly feel I am operating in my zone of genius as an entrepreneur.

⚑️I was made for this and am so happy I trusted myself enough to make it happen vs. listening to societies rule about what success looks like.

πŸ’ Having so much time & space to live my life has been the biggest gift.

πŸ‘‰ And something that was not available to me while I was still in corporate.

I tell you all of this because I know somewhere in there is a belief that is keeping you from going for it.

➑️ What you want to do is possible.

➑️ It’s time to let your limit go and shatter the glass ceiling you have set for yourself.

πŸ’ So much more is available to you than you realize…

It is time to bet on you.

XO - Elyse

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