I often hear this from high-achieving leaders and professionals who want to change careers, find purposeful work, or their second or third career.
Is this you or maybe someone you know—a friend, relative, spouse, or coworker?
….maybe someone who just got laid off and is wondering what’s next.
Well, here is where you start.
This is where I start with most of my clients.
This is where I started on my path.
This is why my clients gain crystal clarity, confidence, and certainty about the direction of their careers.
You start with clarifying your own personalized COMPASS to your meaningful work.
We all have one.
A built-in compass to a career and life or purpose, meaning, and joy.
It’s already inside of you.
Do you know yours?
If not, this may be…
…why you are lost or stuck, wondering what’s next in your career or what is the right path to take.
…why you let external pressure, fears, and doubts take a hold of you as you choose your career path.
…why you end up in a career that is draining you and sucking the energy, joy, and meaning out of you.
The good news is that you came into the world with a built-in compass to a career and life of purpose, joy, and meaning.
When you are clear on your inner compass…
…you know which career and life direction to pursue.
…you stop second-guessing yourself and your career choices.
…you find the clarity, confidence, and motivation to finally take the next step.
…you stop procrastinating on your dreams and envying others who go after theirs.
…you navigate skillfully your career and life.
It’s why I just created a new free report to help you get started on discovering–or re-discovering–your inner compass to your purposeful work. This is for you if you want to bring more meaning, joy, and purpose into your existing or next career.
In this free report, you will discover:
your built-in compass to guide you toward your purposeful work,
the 4 elements of your unique compass so that you can align your career and life with who you really are,
8 simple tools you can use right away to start uncovering your inner compass.
Do you wonder what is one of the most powerful tools to manifest and create what you want?
It’s probably not what you think… Read on as I share about it
A week ago, I felt compelled to have this travel brochure open on the page of Copenhagen, Denmark, in my apartment.
Traveling around the world is an intention of mine. I like displaying in my home things that represent what I want more of in my life, such as the travel destinations I want to visit. However, Denmark and Copenhagen are not necessarily on my Top 5 or even Top 10 lists.
However, I felt a strong pull to keep the brochure open on that page. I was not sure why… except maybe because I loved this pic. My logical mind was saying “Denmark is not in your top 5, you should use a different picture,” my intuition was saying: “keep it there.”
Well, guess what?
Four days later, a past client from five years ago reached out to work with me again. Guess where she lives? Copenhagen! Five years ago, she did my Land the Career You Love 1:1 Program. I helped her manifest her dream to move from the US to Copenhagen to work and live there. She now needs support to reach her next career dream.
You may think this is just a coincidence…
Well, my skeptical mind would have thought this too in the past, until Inoticed occurrences like this happening over and over again…
That day in Paris in 2001 when I felt compelled to get back home as soon as possible… Thirty minutes after I got back to my Parisian apartment, I received a phone call on my landline (no cell phones at the time!) to offer me a position to work in Montreal, Canada. A month before, my then-boyfriend and I had set the intention to move either to Canada or Australia. This call totally changed the trajectory of my life and started my journey in North America, from Montreal to San Francisco.
That time when I felt called to share my phone number in an email replying to an ad for an apartment on Craigslist… I generally would not share my phone number in the first email. Providing my phone number resulted in me getting the apartment of my dreams with a hot tub and a breathtaking view of the Golden Gate Bridge. The landlord called my phone, heard my voice message, visited my business website, thought I was probably a serious candidate, and asked me to visit the apartment that same day. After five minutes of visiting the place, I knew it was the place I had envisioned.
That morning, on the doorstep of my apartment in Mountain View ready to leave for work at Yahoo! when I felt a nudge telling me to go and grab my external hard drive… Several hours later, I was laid off from Yahoo! and was able to quickly save the portfolio of my work because I had my hard drive with me.
Last month, when I felt called to sign up for several classes on Manifesting, even though my logical mind was telling me “this is not what you need right now; you already know that stuff; why do you want to take these classes?” But something in me felt the pull to sign up anyway. As a result, I discovered a mentor and a program that is EXACTLY what I need this year to achieve my next-level dreams. My logical mind would never have conceived that this is what I needed most. If I had listened to her and what “made sense” instead of my intuition, I would have passed that amazing opportunity to reach my next dreams.
The list goes on and on… I’ve dozen and dozen examples like these.
What are you listening to when you make decisions?
Your rational mind and what makes “logical sense”
your intuition, your gut feeling, the quiet whisper within?
Well, if you rely mostly on your logical mind and what “makes sense” when making decisions, you are…
probably working WAY harder than you could to get what you want,
and missing out on many amazing opportunities because they don’t seem “rational” or “reasonable.”
in Western cultures, we give too much power to the mind and what makes logical sense. As a result, we prevent great things from happening in our lives and we make things way harder than they could be.
“The intuitive mind Is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~ Albert Einstein or someone else (uncertain attribution)
This has been one of my MOST IMPORTANT lessons in the past several years, and continues to be.
I’m someone quite rational; this is how I was raised. Reason is highly valued in France. Remember this is the country of Descartes: “I think therefore I am.” I’ve led a big part of my life following reason over intuition and gut feeling. However, over the years, I’ve learned that the more I follow my intuition, the easier I create the things I want in my work and life.
It is a continual learning in surrendering to deeper knowing than the rational mind. However, the more I trust this inner knowing—like in the instances I shared above—, my intuition, my gut feeling, my instincts, however you want to call it, the more magic happens in my life and the easier things come to me. The things I attract as a result are way BETTER than what I could have conceived if I had followed the logical steps dictated by my rational mind.
the perfect work situation to move to Montreal, Canada.
my dream apartment in the San Francisco Bay Area at a reasonable monthly rent, compared to the current market.
the perfect mentors to help me unlock my next career and life dreams.
an amazing immigration lawyer to help me get a US working Visa better than I could have imagined.
If things feel consistently hard in your life, it could be because you are overthinking and over-relying on your rational mind. Obviously, this is not the only piece of the puzzle, but I see so many people discounting their inner knowing and true desires on the altar of seemingly “reasonable decisions that make sense.”
It is not because our Western societies overemphasize rational intelligence as a decision-making instrument, that this is the most effective tool to get what we want in our lives.
My experience is actually showing the opposite.
If this is new to you, I encourage you to start practicing with small things, without major consequences.
When facing a decision, notice when you feel an internal conflict or feel torn. It may be your logical mind conflicting with your authentic desire. What one is saying? What about the other?
Practice noticing the nudges of your instinct, gut feeling, or desires.
Be careful when you hear yourself or a well-intentioned friend saying something like “You should do this or that.” Be wary of the shoulds. Most of the time, they come from your rational mind and fears. “Shoulds” and ‘haves to” are not an effective compass to get what you truly want.
I’ve learned that if I’m strongly called to do something, I don’t need to know the why or if it makes sense. I do it, like opening up the travel brochure to the page of Copenhagen.
What are you called to do that you may stop yourself from doing out of “shoulds” or’ seemingly ‘”reasonable” arguments?
As I went to the beach after work on Monday, I saw sea turtles coming out of the Ocean. At first, two, three, four… and then a total of twenty! It was magical.
Working on an exciting brand new training during the day (more to be revealed soon!) and swimming with turtles in Maui after my workday is my dream career + lifestyle combined.
Yes! Maui… This is where I am for three weeks.
Travelling and working remotely has been a dream of mine for a long time, and I’m taking steps to make it happen this year.
What is yours?
If you could have ANY combo of work + lifestyle you want, what would that be?
Where would you live?
Where would you work? When?
What would your ideal schedule look like?
How would you spend your time outside of your working hours?
What would you work on?
Imagine it ALL. Exactly as you want it. On your terms. Whatever they are.
If you already have it, what is the next thing you are longing for? More balance? More freedom? More time with the people you care about? More time to travel?
Manifesting it starts with visualizing it! It’s how I start every single time. Getting really clear about what I truly want, NOT what I should want to “look good” or to “appear successful” according to external standards of success, but what my heart truly desires for my fulfillment.
Doing work that lights you up and makes a difference in the world is also about having the lifestyle, freedom, and balance you want, on your terms! What is the point of doing work you love or being very successful if you are living a life in conflict with your values?
To your next-level dream career and life,
P.S. If you or someone you know need help clarifying and stepping into your next-level dream career and lifestyle, I’ve space for 2 new private clients at my current pricing. Apply here to explore working together.
I don’t do quick fixes. I don’t help you find a career just to bolster your resume. I don’t help you find a new career that matches your conditioned notion of “success.” I don’t help you find a career based on your current or old conditioning and limiting beliefs. I don’t help you find your next career based on the market, what jobs or industries are “hot”, what “makes sense”, what you “should do.” I don’t help you stay in the false belief that something is wrong with you and you must work harder to fix yourself and find work you love.
Why? Because all of these don’t work. It’s by following these scripts that many high-achieving and “successful” professionals stay stuck in careers that don’t work for them for years, even decades.
I help you unlock and step into your next-level career dream that allows you to live your purpose and make the difference you are here to make on the planet… without sacrificing your lifestyle and balance.
As a result of working with me… My clients start their nonprofit. They realize their long-time dream of moving to another country and finding their dream career there. They are well on the path to their next dream career they will have for the next 25 years. They find their true calling and North Star, once and for all. They are crystal clear about the legacy they want to leave behind. They find the courage and confidence to step into the career of their dreams. They step into their multiple-career dreams, combining multiple passions into work. They negotiate their ideal role and schedule in their company and get it. They reach career certainty, clarity, and confidence for the first time in their lives. They uncover their own unique compass to make career decisions for the rest of their lives. They publish their first book. They make it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Their work gets showcased in the press. They start their dream business. They unlock the artist within, create their own studio, and start selling their art. They make plans to retire early to implement their big visions. They leave toxic working environments they have been stuck in for decades. They land some amazing work opportunities because of how aligned they are with their unique talents and purpose. They create their ultimate dream lifestyle. They start living a life truly aligned with their values. They discover their authentic self that has been buried under decades of trying to be somebody else. They heal childhood wounds that years of therapy have not touched or transformed.
When they first come to me… My clients are scared. They doubt the process will work for them. They feel hopeless. They may be burned out. They don’t think this is possible for them.
Despite their fears and doubts… They commit to doing the work. They take one step after another. They understand that real change does not come from a quick fix. They step into the unknown despite their doubts. They know they need guidance and that doing it alone has not worked. They are ready to look honestly at themselves to find the answers that have been hidden for long.
This is why working with me privately is an investment, an investment that will serve you for the rest of your career and life. …so that you stop the cycle of being trapped in the wrong career once and for all. …so that you start living your purpose and make the contribution you are here to make.
I have space for 2 new clients in my private coaching before I raise my current price.
>> Apply here if you want to explore the possibility of working together.
Or share with someone you know (friend, spouse, relative, coworker) who is ready to embark on that journey.