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When you’re asking yourself, “what should I do with my life?”, because you’re stuck in life or stuck in business, usually what you think the issue is isn’t actually the issue. What you know involves your experiences, your ego, and your current beliefs. Close-minded people solve problems based off of what they know, even though there is a whole sea of knowledge around you that falls outside of what you know. Some of these people think that they’re very smart, and they think they know everything.
Table of Contents
- Awareness is Key
- Expand Your Awareness Instead of Sticking With What You Know
- Quitting The Career That Isn’t Right For You
- Finding Options That Don’t Put You In Debt
- Returning To Work With Skills… And Options
- Trapped Millennials Take Control of Their Income
- Personal Development To Move Your Life Forward
- Failing Business Owners Increase Their Income
When people get stuck, they usually try to solve their problems with what they know. Albert Einstein famously said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
Einstein understood how important it is to be open-minded instead of sticking with what you know.
Awareness is Key
You might not be aware of what the right solution is, because it falls outside of what you know. What is awareness? Awareness is about possibilities. You need to have more knowledge, more information, more choices and more possibilities, so that you can solve problems.
If you only know of two or three answers or possibilities to solve your problem, and you aren’t expanding your awareness, then you aren’t opening yourself up to better options to solve the problem.
More importantly, if you’re feeling stuck, when are you going to do something to change your life? It’s easy to be unhappy and do nothing about it. A recent study by Telegraph has found that 69% of people feel trapped in the same old routine, and only 3 out of 10 people are happy with their lives. If you’re feeling stuck, you’re not alone.
The question is, when are you going to break the pattern? When are you going to start living the life that you really want?
Expand Your Awareness Instead of Sticking With What You Know
Look at your issue from a different perspective and expand your awareness. Read a book, go to a seminar, talk to mentor, watch a YouTube video, and see if you can find a new way to solve the problem. Talking to people helps, because different people have different experiences.
Experiences are what makes a person wise. If what you know is limited, and you have limited experiences, you need to talk to a wise person who has more experience.
Watch this video about what to do if you feel stuck in life.
Quitting The Career That Isn’t Right For You
One major reason why you may feel unsure what to do with your life could be your job or choice of career. According to Business Insider, “The average person spends more than 90,000 hours in their lifetime at work, and it affects their personal lives.” Just how much does it affect them? The same article reports these alarming statistics:
- A quarter of Americans say work is their No. 1 source of stress.
- 80% of US workers are outright dissatisfied with their jobs.
- Nearly 60% say their jobs are making them insomniacs.
- Those married to workaholics said in a study that they feel more estranged from their partners, and that they feel less control of their relationship.
There are many reasons for the stress and dissatisfaction.
Are you feeling trapped in a dead end job, forever running in a hamster wheel? Are you heading down the dark path of an unrewarding career? Or could you be two steps away from complete burnout while climbing the corporate ladder?
If your answer is “yes” for any of those questions, think about what toll your job taking on your personal life. Insomnia, stress, no time for vacations, or even the dread of knowing that you’re going to wake up next Monday to the same bland routine.
If you’re married to both your spouse AND your job (because you’re a workaholic), are you prepared for some rough times in your relationship? Or, in the worst case, are you prepared to have the name of a divorce lawyer on hand…
By now, you’re sick and tired of your situation, aren’t you? You’ve been feeling stuck, having a midlife crisis or hating your job, and you want some change, but you’re not sure how to change it. You don’t want to trade your boring, 9 to 5 job for another boring job.
Learn a high income skill.
One alternative is to learn a high income skill. A high income skill doesn’t require years to learn, and you can make a good income without working long hours. One of my mentees, James, left his 9 to 7 job because he hated missing birthdays. He had to fly around a lot, which affected his personal life and limited his freedom.
He learned high ticket closing, a high income skill, and quit his job within weeks. Since then, he hasn’t looked back.
Watch this video about James’s career change so he could have more freedom.
Finding Options That Don’t Put You In Debt
If you’re feeling stuck because you took the traditional path because everyone told you to, you’re not alone. From the day we start school, we’re told to go to college and then get a job. If we want to do the right thing, we get a degree, even when we’re not sure what we want to study, and even if we can barely afford the tuition and fees. Does that even make sense?
Are those four years even worth it?
Grim statistics point out that approximately 53% of college graduates are unemployed or working in a job that doesn’t require a bachelor’s degree. And the debt load of college students is astounding.Approximately 53% of college graduates are unemployed or working in a job that doesn't require a bachelor's degree. Click To Tweet
Some staggering student loan statistics:
- For the class of 2018, “69% of college students took out student loans, and they graduated with an average debt of $29,800, including both private and federal debt.”
- There is $1.56 trillion in total U.S. student loan debt
- 44.7 million Americans have student loan debt
The Foundation For Economic Education has questioned why we’re told that a college education is a necessity. Those four years add to our education costs, and discriminates against students who don’t go to college. The message is also clear: go to college, get into debt, get your degree, and please your employers.
If you’re still wondering whether all those Kraft dinners and the penny pinching is worth is during your college years, consider this: “most students don’t come out of college with valuable jobs skills…. most college graduates simply forget most of what they learned in college when they graduate.”
In the end, is a degree a waste of time and money?
It depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re a 100 percent sure you want to be a doctor or an engineer, then go for that degree. But if you’re not sure what you want to do, or which career is right for your, or if you’re going into debt just because you want to impress an employer, keep your options open.
One of my students, Matthew, is a college student who was feeling stuck. He wanted more freedom, but he was surrounded by a lack of choices. He didn’t want to graduate and just have a job that pays $15 an hour. When he studied high ticket closing, he learned the skills for a new career and an alternative source of income. One of his biggest takeaways from learning to be a High Ticket Closer was learning to be accountable to himself. By becoming accountable, he worked harder to achieve his goals and reach his definition of success.
Watch this video for Matthew’s career advice for students.
Returning To Work With Skills… And Options
What if you took time off work to raise your kids… and now you’re ready to return to the workforce, but you’re unsure what step to take next in life? Do you go back to school for skills upgrading? Or do you apply for a job and hope your skills are what employers want?
If you’re hoping to get back into the workforce, the odds are stacked against you. A study featured on Harvard Business Review found that employers would rather hire laid-off applicants than parents who stayed at home with their children for the same amount of time.
For example, 15.3% of the employed mothers with no employment gap got a call back on their resume, compared to 4.9% of the stay-at-home mothers. And 14.6% of the employed fathers got a call back, compared to 5.4% of stay-at-home fathers.
It doesn’t seem fair that employers think stay-at-home parents are less dedicated to their careers than parents who juggle work and parenting. But you shouldn’t let other people’s biases determine your career choices either.
Returning To Work While Staying At Home
What if you want to continue to spend time with your kids? Could you work from home? Could you make a decent living and achieve work/life balance?
This option is very possible if you have a high income skill, such as high ticket closing. Fatima is a stay-at-home mom and mentee of mine. She was a full time stay-at-home mom for two years until she wanted to work from home AND be with her kids. When she took the High Ticket Closer Program, she found a group of people who were like family. They supported and motivated each other. This community empowered her to return to the workforce by working from home.
Watch this video to learn how Fatima learned a skill to help her return to work.
Trapped Millennials Take Control of Their Income
Maybe you don’t know what to do with your life. You’re a millennial feeling trapped between what people expect you to do and what you want to do. You’ve just graduated or you’re still trying to figure out what career you want. It’s frustrating, isn’t it, when your parents want you to take the traditional path, but you don’t feel fulfilled working a 9 to 5 job. You don’t want to be a slave to working overtime for the same company for decades so you can pay off your student loan or your first mortgage. What should you do with your life?
Work and Life Balance
Like many others from your generation, you want work/life balance and learning opportunities. According to the career platform The Muse, “58% of its largely millennial user base said they plan to change jobs this year.” Today’s labor force is more mobile, with 89% of those in the survey saying “they would move for the right company or role.” Freelancing is also becoming more popular.
Have you considered working remotely? Starting a small business so you can be your own boss? It sounds exciting, doesn’t it, to be able to decide when and where you want to work. More and more people are investing time and money in side hustles so they can meet their income goals. Click To Tweet
Corey, one of my students, wanted to support himself, but not with a 9 to 5 job. He wanted more control of his income. He tried selling on Amazon, selling books on Kindle, and affiliate marketing. Then he discovered the High Ticket Closing Program. It improved his self image and made him realize his views of money was holding him back. He began to think in abundance and believe in the possibility that he could achieve his goals and dreams.
As a High Ticket Closer, he could work where he chose, when he chose, and make five figures… or six figures if that was his goal… without working the traditional 40 hour work week.
Watch this video about how Corey took control of his income goals and career.
Personal Development To Move Your Life Forward
Do you hate your life? Do you feel stuck, like your life lacks direction and purpose? How often do thoughts go through your mind like, “I don’t know what career is right for me” or “What should I do with myself”?
You might be thinking these thoughts because you’re going through an existential crisis. Or maybe your self esteem has taken a beating or is going on a downward spiral. It can happen. You might have just gotten fired from a great job, or your significant other just dumped you. You’re here, at this low point. But what are you going to do to build your confidence back up? What are you going to do to move forward?
How to rebuild your confidence
I’ve been teaching my students high income skills, not just to teach them a career skill not taught in school, but to teach them an abundant, positive mindset. One of my students, Sidney, was “drowning in quiet desperation” and low self esteem. She said taking my program was like being hit by a grenade. She was demolished at the core and rebuilt the way she wanted to be rebuilt… it was a positive transformation.
Watch this video about how Sidney was reawakened with improved self esteem.
Failing Business Owners Increase Their Income
When you first started your business, you had dreams of being your own boss and deciding on your own work schedule. But is the reality of being a business owner what you thought it would be?
A survey of startups found that 26% of entrepreneurs started their own business to be their own boss and 23% wanted to pursue their passion. About 73% of business owners identify as male. And although 80% of startups made it to their second year, only 56% made it to their fifth year of business.
What do those statistics mean if you want to be successful in business but you’re a female business owner? And how can you prevent your start up from becoming one of the 44% that don’t survive until your fifth year of business?
These questions are worth serious consideration if you want to go into business, but you don’t want to become another depressing statistic.
If you can’t close, you don’t have a business.
This is the most startling statistic of all “40 percent of small businesses are profitable, 30 percent break even and 30 percent are continually losing money.” If you’re a business owner, you didn’t dream of becoming your own boss so you could frequently struggle with money issues.
Sue, an entrepreneur who took the High Ticket Closer Program, knows a fundamental part of business ownership is being able to close. If you aren’t a closer, you don’t have a business. Not only did she improve her closing ratio from 15% to 65%, but she also became motivated and inspired as a result of the High Ticket Closer Program. Sue believes her clients, women entrepreneurs, need to learn high ticket closing too because women can be very successful in sales.
Watch this video about how high ticket closing improved Sue’s business.
What can you do to change your life if you feel stuck?
It’s very helpful to try, test and implement new ways of solving problems. There might be 50 things you haven’t ever tried, and that’s why you’re stuck. Many people come to me, telling me that they’re stuck and that they’ve tried everything.
It turns out that “everything” was really only 3 or 4 things that they’ve tried. They haven’t tried everything. That’s why they’re stuck. If you’re tired of your 9 to 5 job, try other options, such as remote work. Learn a high income skill to increase your work mobility and income potential.
Consider high ticket sales or other high income skills as an alternative to a college education. High ticket selling is also an option if you’ve been out of the workforce for a while and have gaps in your employment.
Most importantly, learning a high income skill will give you more confidence and a positive mindset. You’ll have more ways to solve problems and get unstuck from where you are now.
Interested in learning more about how a high income skill like High Ticket Closing can provide you with more security, more clarity, and a new career? Click here to find out how students who learned this high income skill changed their lives.