So, you were expected to be a Dentist, Lawyer, Engineer, *insert A game career path* and that's exactly what you have done. In fact, you are killing it right now, successful, comfortable, from the outside looking like a great success.
Only on the inside, you are thinking...
"How did I end up here?"
You realise you have set up a life you don't feel is right for you, but you have no way out. You wonder, what the hell am I going to do now?
You can stick your head in the sand and pretend that your life is fine, as you start trying to conjure up the strength to go back into work for one more day. In fact, I would bet that’s exactly what you have been doing for quite some time, I’m FINE (melts down internally).
Maybe you are finally ready to admit to yourself this isn't working anymore.
ANY OF THESE RING A BELL?
Everyone tells you you're amazing at your job, but you are bored (or stressed) out of your mind.
You find yourself in a puddle of despair crying in your car before you start work, only to have to get your shit together, patch up that makeup and walk in with a smile.
You actually don't know who you are without your job title.
You think about work 24/7, and you don't know how to switch off.
I MADE IT TO THE TOP OF MY FIELD TOO AND GUESS WHAT IT DID FOR ME?
Gave me debt I struggled to pay. Broke connections with friends and family as I was just "too busy”. Took away my health and trust in my body. Took away any sense of who I was outside of work, do I even have interests that aren't work-related?
And made me feel constantly tired and worn out….
I wasn’t the funnest person to hang out with.
I'M LILA MARVELL
A career change coach, here to serve you a kick up the butt to make a change, and blow off everyone’s judgements as you do.
I used to work a full day, go home, then continue working until around 10pm. I travelled a lot which meant half the year I was away from home, another early morning, another hotel room, another long day stuck at my laptop. Burnout here we come. I knew I had to change; I just felt so trapped in my current lifestyle that I couldn't escape. So I quit in a raging ball of fire. I walked out on my whole career. Enter break down, depression, recovery, and transformation.
Now LET’S BE CLEAR, that’s not the path I want you to take, there’s an easier way. I hope to guide you into a direction of fulfilment, so you don't have a complete breakdown one day. I have a keen sense for seeing talent and nurturing it. I've watched as people drop the fear of change, quit their jobs and go after a career that feels right. I've had clients go from working a 9-5 to part-time work making more money than they ever have before—living life on their terms, not their bosses terms.
You have the job a that looks good on the outside. But if all you can think about is your next vacation, maybe it's time to explore something new. Let's make a change before you break down and tell everyone around you where to shove it, severing all ties to everyone you ever knew. (been there, not cute). You don't have to have a clear sense of your direction, you can start with a vague idea and the drive to make it a reality.