Money + Work
Work boldly. Spend wisely.
What I didn't do much of in those early weeks of COVID-19? "Seize the day." At least, not in the way I'd thought I might. I didn't dream up any brand-new, pandemic-inspired businesses, nor proactively re-shape my current business to capitalize on the coming "new normal." As the world seemed to grind to a halt around me, I surprised myself by how much I slowed down with it.
Recently a coaching client of mine was having a hard time deciding whether to keep her job — a low-paying, low-opportunity position in her dream industry — or leave it all behind and try to launch a career as a screenwriter. Well into her 30s, with financial obligations that were making her minuscule paychecks unsustainable — but the idea of chucking it all and starting from scratch even scarier — she worried that she was running out of choices and time to turn her dream into a career. As we talked, I pointed out that her natural work ethic and eagerness to please makes her an ideal employee — and that can be both a blessing and a curse. She’d…