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5 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Was Struggling To Figure Out What To Do With My Life

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I’m only 37 and I’ve already had two midlife crises.

When I was little, I wanted to become a teacher. But, as I was training for it, it became clear it wasn’t the right fit for me. I wanted to spend my days inspiring students to become the best version of themselves, not filling in useless paperwork and participating in pointless school meetings.

When that dream crushed, I I felt completely lost, with no idea of what to do with my life next. I spent the next few years jumping from one idea to the next, unable to stick to anything for long.

In my early 30s, I had had enough. I booked a one way ticket to London to pursue my other childhood dream (the one everybody told me was impossible) of becoming a freelance writer.

Within a couple of years, I was making a good living from my passion… and hated every second of it. If even following your biggest passion wasn’t working…

The struggle to figure out what to do with your life is real. What do you do when you have so many options, but nothing feels right?

Now that I’ve found my life’s work – helping women heal the limiting beliefs that keep them from building wildly profitable businesses from their passions – I can share the lessons I’ve learned along that way that make figuring out what to do with your life much easier:

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1. Clarity Comes From Action

I spent years wondering about what to do with my life. I’d go through all the pros and cons in my head and try to imagine how each scenario would play out. What a waste of time!

Like Marie Forleo always says, “clarity comes from engagement, not thought.” It doesn’t matter how much you think it through in your head, you’ll never know if something is right for you until you try it. 

Case in point: my failed freelance writing career. In my mind, it sounded like the perfect career. I’d be doing what I love, pick my clients, work from home, and make a lot of money in the process.

But when I tried it, I realised there were lots of things I didn’t like about this career. Like pitching my ideas to clients. Short deadlines. Chasing invoices to get paid.

I didn’t know about those things, so I couldn’t have anticipated them. Yet, I don’t regret working as a freelance writer. Even though it wasn’t the right fit for me, it taught me what I didn’t like in a job… and what I liked instead.

That experience made me realise I love writing because it gives me a voice to inspire people to take action and change their lives. So, I stopped writing about skincare and started a personal development blog, the very first version of The Treasures Within.

TAKE ACTION

What’s the first step you can take to test out your business idea and see if it’s the right one for you? Do that now.



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2. You’ll Know The Truth By The Way It Feels

Hands up if you think the mind has all the answers. Why then, when you do the sensible thing, you feel like something’s… off?

Your heart has a different kind of intelligence. It doesn’t care what’s sensible, practical, or realistic. It only cares about your desires, the work you’re here to do, the life you’re meant to live.

When an idea is the right one for you, you’ll feel butterflies in your stomach. A sense of excitement. An inner knowing that this is it, this is what you’re meant to be doing with your life.

It only lasts a few seconds. After that, your mind comes in with all the reasons excuses why you can’t do it.

They’re lies. Your mind wants to keep you safe from failure, disappointment, criticism. But when you’re pursuing the work you’re really meant to be doing, you CAN’T fail. The only failure is not to start at all.

Make the decision that feels good in your heart. Only then, bring the mind in to figure out how to implement that decision and reach your goal.

TAKE ACTION NOW

When taking a decision, pay attention to how you feel:

  • Do you feel excited (if a little scared)? Pursue it.
  • Do you feel like something is off, even if you can’t put your finger on what that is? It’s not the right decision for you.

Related: How To Stop Talking Yourself Out Of Your Dreams

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3. Surround Yourself With Positive People

When I first decided to start my business, my friends and family weren’t exactly excited for me. They thought it was too risky. What if I failed?

Your friends and family love you so much, they want to keep you safe. But you can’t make your dreams come true in the safety of your comfort zone. You need to step out of it to reach your goals.

Surrounding yourself with positive people who support your dreams is the most important thing you can do to achieve your dreams and goals.

When you’re hanging out with people who are doing what you dream of doing, you start believing it’s possible for you too – because it is. You’ll realise they have the same insecurity and challenges you do, and yet, they still take action and succeed – without anything really bad happening in the process.

Your community also encourages you to keep going when you’ll feel things are too hard, give you advice on how to reach your goals, and connect with the right people who can open doors for you.

If you don’t have anyone in your life who supports your dreams, fret not. I didn’t either when I started out.

The good news is that, thanks to the internet, it’s never been easier to meet people and create your own supportive community.

TAKE ACTION NOW

Start building your supportive community now. Here are a few ideas:

  • Join Facebook groups
  • Reach out to people you resonate with on Instagram
  • Attend networking events online and in your area
  • Sign up for a class
  • Enrol in a mastermind or group programme
  • Hire a coach
  • Listen to podcasts (virtual mentors count too!)
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4. Get To Know Yourself

I know what you’re thinking: “I know myself, Giorgia. Duh!”

Really? Do you know what’s driving you? What’s your motivation? Your deepest fears? Those limiting beliefs that keep you stuck?

Do you know all this? You’d better, because this stuff can either help you achieve your goals or sabotage them.

I know this all too well. Last year, I noticed that my business had plateaued. No matter what I tried, I couldn’t make it grow and reach my financial goals.

I got tired of throwing spaghetti against the wall hoping something would work. If I could fix this on my own, I’d have it already. So, I hired a coach to help me.

Together, we uncovered that I had a fear of success. By this point, I was already earning double what my partner and closest friends made. Buried in my subconscious, I had this deep belief that, if I kept growing my business, they’d think I’d become a spoiled rich brat and leave me. 

This belief wasn’t based in reality at all. Yet, it was sabotaging all my efforts to reach my goal.

The better you know yourself, the easier it’ll be to avoid self-sabotage and reach your goals.

TAKE ACTION NOW

Here are a few ways you can start to better get to know yourself:

  • Work with a coach
  • Journal on your fears, desires, and motivation
  • Read self-help books (and do the exercises in them!)
  • Take personality tests
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5. The Work You’re Meant To Do Will Change Overtime 

One of the thing that paralyzed me when I was looking for what to do with my life was the idea that, once I’ve found it, that’s it. I’d have to do it for the rest of my life. Talk about putting pressure on yourself. What if you get it wrong and get stuck with the wrong thing?

You can’t. Just as you keep growing and evolving as a person, the work you’re meant to do in the world will evolve with you.

I used to be a freelance writer, then a skincare coach, and now I’m a mindset coach. To the outside world, it looks like I’m flaky and have no idea what to do with my life.

BUT, every job was right for me at the time. It taught me new skills and lessons that prepared me for the work I’m doing now. Without those experiences, I wouldn’t be doing this today.

Don’t make yourself wrong if, one day, you decide to pivot your business and shut it down and start a new one. It’s unrealistic to expect you to be the same person and have the same interests for 40+ years!

Give yourself permission to do the work you’re meant to do now and change when you feel called to pursue something else.

TAKE ACTION NOW

Grab pen and paper and journal on the work you feel called to do now:

  • What do you feel called to do now?
  • Why is that important to you?
  • What does that look like? What tasks would you be doing every day?

Wrapping It Up

It’s ok if you still don’t know what to do with your life. Give permission to experiment, trust your heart’s desires, surround yourself with supportive people, get to know yourself, and change your mind as many times as you need to figure out the work you’re meant to do now.

Still don’t know the work you’re meant to do, so you can build a wildly profitable business that allows you to do work you love, make more money than you ever thought possible, and achieve location and time freedom?

Click here to book your FREE Breakthrough Call with me to discover:

  • What business you’re meant to build, based on your purpose and passions
  • What’s really holding you back from building a wildly profitable business (it’s usually NOT what you think)
  • The plan of action you need to move forward and reach your goals

You’ll come away from the call with crystal clear clarity + a plan of action to build the right business and finally achieve the life of unlimited freedom you’ve always craved.

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