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:
👉 Being an entrepreneur is too risky.
👉 How will you know where your paycheck is going to come from?
👉 It is going to be really hard.
👉 What if I fail?
👉 I will have to kill myself working 24/7 to build my business.
👉 I will never make as much as I am making in corporate.
👉 Only people in corporate make a lot of money.
👉 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…
💯 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.
👉 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.
💯 It has been really hard. But it is a different type of hard. In entrepreneurship, the hard part is not knowing.
👉 What felt hard in corporate was the constant meetings, pressure, long hours, politics and backstabbing.
👉 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 👉 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 “hard” 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.
💝 Having so much time & space to live my life has been the biggest gift.
👉 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.
➡️ What you want to do is possible.
➡️ It’s time to let your limit go and shatter the glass ceiling you have set for yourself.
💝 So much more is available to you than you realize…
It is time to bet on you.
XO - Elyse