It's been years since I decided to walk away from my 30+ year career as a graphic designer, and become a transformational coach full time. I get asked about this pivot all the time — at least once a week.
At first, my main focus was teaching others how to be successful freelancers. It made sense since I'd already restarted my freelance business several times, and I was good at it.
But I noticed the people who kept coming to me for help kept showing up with the same larger issues. "How can I possibly charge more for my services? How do I cope with this feast-or-famine rollercoaster? How do I know if this is even the right path for me?" Sound familiar?
What they were experiencing were external symptoms, and a direct reflection, of what was going on internally. They were all experiencing internal crossroads in their lives. Are you experiencing this as well?
Here are a six signs that you may be at an internal crossroad:
By now, I can safely say that I've become an expert in guiding people when they're at a crossroad. Especially accomplished creatives.
That's why I want to share with you three things you must do when you're at an internal crossroad:
But now that you know this, how would you go about actually doing those things?
I've partnered up with my own mentor, Peleg Top, who's had 15+ years of guiding creatives through something he developed called Creative High Growth.
Creative High Growth is a unique process of deep inquiry, self-expression, and radical self-love that helps you reconnect with your best and most authentic self, and wakes up your creative free spirit, like when you were a child.
I've witnessed ( and experienced! ) major transformations as a direct result of this work. I'm so excited to share this process with you today by inviting you to download a Creative High Growth Introductory Session right now! For free!
The only supplies you'll need for your Creative High Growth session are a pair of headphones or earbuds, a journal, and a few basic art supplies ( like crayons, chalk pastels or markers ).
This hour-long session can be an important step in your own journey of self discovery.
Will you give it a try?
I'm so excited for you to experience the Creative High Growth process. I'm curious what you'll discover about yourself.
Please shoot me a note once you've done the session; I'd love to hear how the experience resonated with you.
This session is a small taste of what it's like to be in the coaching program and will give you a chance to experience what it's like to be in the Creative High Growth space with Peleg and me.
You may not be at a crossroad right now, but the work you'll do in this session will help you prepare for when the time comes ( because it always does ), and reconnect you with your best self in a deep and meaningful way.
That's a promise.
Chronic good juju spreader, recovering graphic designer, supporter of all creatives everywhere.