Have you ever felt stuck? I have. I’d like to tell you a story, my story, about how I got unstuck… It’s a long one so buckle in.
Several years ago I was stuck. I mean really stuck. Right smack in the middle of the deepest rut I’d ever been in.
It’s hard to describe the true feeling of total desperation that consumes you feel when you feel REALLY stuck.
Have you every felt TRULY desperate? Like, “I’m drowning and can barely breath!” kind of desperate?
That was me. Literally every… single… day.
Running each day on auto-pilot. A mindless hamster on a wheel.
Same cycle every day. Wake up (dread life) - get dressed (dread life) - go to work (dread life) - come home (dread life) - repeat (dread li..well you get the idea)
I was existing… but I’d hardly call it living.
No matter what I did I just couldn’t break out of the funk.
What really made it worse was I didn’t understand WHY I felt so stuck!
I had recently graduated from a top school with an engineering degree (check the box for family nod of approval).
That came with a promotion and a hefty raise (check the box for society’s nod of approval).
On the outside EVERYTHING looked like my life was on track.
You'd think I would have felt fulfilled.
But I didn’t... If anything, that “success” made it worse.
Want to know why?
Because I was pursuing a path that wasn’t meant for me. Trying to force myself into a cookie-cutter mold that society created. A square peg in a round hole.
And climbing higher up the WRONG ladder doesn’t make you feel more fulfilled. It makes you feel more empty. Because you know in your heart that you are moving that much farther away from your true purpose.
You can mask the emptiness with things. I know I tried to.
REMEMBER: You can buy distractions with a raise, but you can’t buy fulfillment.
You can’t buy that sense of meaning that you are doing good work, the work that you were meant to do.
I felt empty because I had no purpose.
Then I discovered a secret. And it changed my life.
- IMAGINE -
Waking up every day with a sense of purpose and meaning.
Think about it… When was the last time you woke up BEFORE the alarm clock went off because you were excited to get started on the day?
Yea… you probably don’t even remember that feeling!
And you are NOT alone!
I’ve found that getting stuck affects people from ALL walks of life.
And surprisingly, the most successful people are the MOST likely to get stuck.
*(Ironically, the MORE successful you are, the more likely you are to feel stuck!)
Because you are KNOW you are capable of MORE and you KNOW you are on the wrong path.
And that gut feeling of desperation is your true self reminding you of that… EVERY… SINGLE… DAY!
The bad news… that feeling is NOT going away until you fix the problem.
You can numb it with top-shelf adult beverages, top-tier toys and expensive vacations.
But it will come back. It will ALWAYS keep coming back.
UNTIL you fix the root cause of the problem and get unstuck!
I’d love to help you get unstuck. Like I did.
It’s not easy.
But I promise you, it’s worth it!
I’ll end with a question…
Can you look at yourself in the mirror and with any degree of authenticity say,
“I am living the life I was meant to live?”
If so, you don’t need me...
But if not, I’d love to help you find a path to your purpose.