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Corporate Rebelle Mentorship

Dear Burned-Out, Closet-Mystic, Corporate Worker,

 

If you are reading this, then you are likely trapped in what I call The Corporate Stress Theme Park.

 

The problem is that you feel trapped.

The only solution to the problem of your corporate-theme-park life is to turn around, face away from the park, find a destination you want to get to, and then move toward it.

 

I’d like to help you get out of it for good.

 

What is the Corporate Stress Theme Park?

 

Let me tell you a story…

Imagine that you are looking for work.

 

You end up going to a theme park with friends. You see a roller coaster and well… it looks exhilarating. Why not? So you pay your money, get on and off it goes.

 

It’s exhilarating. 

 

You’re laughing and screaming the whole time. It’s a shot of adrenaline that wakes you up and has you more invigorated and alive. 

 

As you pull in at the end, the person working it says, “Want to go again?”

 

Well… why not?

 

“You know,” they say. “We’re actually hiring people ride the roller coaster. Studies show that if people see that someone else is already on the roller coaster that they’re more likely to want to ride it so we pay someone to always be on it or in line.”

 

You could be paid to ride a roller coaster? Yes, please!

 

That’s solution #1: You get a job. Problem solved. But wait...

 

But, of course, the second time isn’t as fun as the first. You don’t feel so great after.  

 

The third time even less so. But you are being paid, so there’s that.

 

By the end of the day, what was once fun is now grinding you down and wearing you out. 

 

“No more roller coaster for me!” you say and ask around the theme park if any other rides are hiring riders. 

That’s solution #2: You get off the stressful roller coaster.  Problem solved. But wait…

 

You ride the teacups but those get boring really quickly. You check out the fun house but that is terrifying and disconcerting. After awhile, you’re sick of them too. 

 

You walk around the theme park and try the meditation garden and a nifty yoga class. Ah, that feels good. 

 

That’s solution #3: You destress yourself. Problem solved. But wait...

 

Eventually, you have to get back on a ride, in order to get paid. 

 

But you don’t wanna ride any of the rides any longer. You want to escape the stress theme park. You use your vacation time and take a break. You go to the Bahamas for a week, since, that’s all the paid vacation time you have. Woohoo! You come back refreshed.

 

That’s solution #4: You get away from it all. Problem solved. But wait...

 

After a few weeks, back at the theme park, you feel sick again. Ugh.

 

Your routine is to go to work and come home. Home is a sanctuary. Home starts to feel like a recovery center. You make dinner, zone out to Netflix, sleep and repeat the day all over again. You live through the theme park week patterns - the depressing Monday, the humpday Wednesday and the Thank God It’s Friday (TGIF). When will this end? 

 

You want to exit, but you aren’t sure how. 

 

Even going home isn’t a solution. Home is next to the theme park. In fact, your neighborhood is basically owned and was built by the people who run the theme park. They live right next to you and they are stuck in the same exact roller coaster and tea cup rides that you’re stuck in. You know there must be other exits and options, but the only one you can see is “quit” which isn’t going to work for you. 

 

You can’t afford to quit.

 

There are no exit signs. 

 

So you drive out of your neighborhood in search of other work. 

That’s solution #5: You look for some kind of way out. Problem solved. But wait…

 

In the end, you get so lost and turned around and it takes so long and costs so much staying in motels along the way that you need to head back home to go back to that theme park job you hate. 

 

You feel trapped. 

 

And you are out of solutions. 

 

What now?

I see many corporate workers trapped in this dynamic. Trapped in the idea that the corporate theme park is the only way to live. It isn’t. 

The core idea I want to make a case for is this: The only solution to the problem of your corporate-theme-park life is to turn around, face away from the park, find a destination you want to get to, and then move toward it.

 

Ah… but it’s not so simple.

 

What I’m about to share could be useful to you if…

 

  • you work a super stressful corporate job somewhere in America

  • you have quit a job or two but don’t feel better. You still feel trapped

  • you've had a panic attack or two and know what it is to be completely overwhelmed and stressed out and you want solutions.

  • you go to bed with a “to-do list” in your head and you wake up crafting a new one. 

  • you find yourself worrying over your worries

  • you have noticed your body’s reaction to the stress of life in corporate america. Maybe you have trouble sleeping, digestive issues, or, have had migraines or strange body aches or illnesses, even autoimmune disorders.

  • you have absolutely NO TIME for anything extra and are running yourself ragged on the daily. However...

  • you are ready to take action and change in small meaningful ways, daily, from the moment you hit “go” and commit to working with me. This could look like 15 minutes a day or perhaps a 1-3 hour block each week. 

  • you are interested in prayer, meditation, tarot, oracle cards or astrology and are intrigued by the idea of exploring divine guidance and inspiration.

It also wouldn’t hurt if…

  • you're into herbalism, spirit plant medicine or naturopathy.

  • you enjoy learning about nonviolent communication techniques and other communication skills.

  • you love moving - dance, working out, lifting weights, karate, CrossFit.

  • you have a big heart and maybe you’ve even been told you are “too emotional” at work.

  • you've tried yoga, meditation and mindfulness techniques and they help but they don’t feel like the entire solution to your stress and hectic job.

 

This program isn’t for you if…

  • “woo woo” isn’t your jam (energy work, spirit stuff, etc).

  • you feel completely calm and at ease at work and life.

  • you really enjoy your job and it works well for you.

  • you aren’t ready to take action from the moment you hit “sign up”

  • you aren’t feeling frustrated with work-life balance.

  • Everything is AWESOME

 

If that all seems like it’s a fit, then let’s talk about how this Corporate Stress Theme Park happens in real time…

Already know you want help figuring out how to quit, for good, and do what you love? Skip right over to my invitation below!

The Corporate Stress Theme Park In Real Life (IRL):

 

In capitalism, there will always be three items in flux around goods or services:
 

  1. Demand 

  2. Supply 

  3. Urgency
     

As humans, we respond to increase in demand with urgency which creates an increase in stress response. 

 

We cope with stress, but, coping is not a long term strategy.

 

This is fine in the short term but, in the long term it destroys us. 

 

When we have a bad day and our stress spikes, our anxiety goes through the roof.  Something happened at work. Your boss called you into their office for a “quick chat” or sends you a scathing email that demands your immediate attention.

You aren’t to blame for the amount of things you’re supposed to juggle. But, that doesn’t make the things - family, job, exercise - any less stressful.

 

You vow to find another job, one where you’re more appreciated, or, quit corporations all together. That’s it. You’re done. You’ve had it. This is insane.  

 

You’re right, it is. 

 

You brush up your resume, add some sentences and a new profile pic to your LinkedIn account, and message a few key friends and recruiters to tell them you’re “looking”. 

 

Now what? 

Money anxiety comes up. “But, how will I pay my bills and student loans and mortgage? How will I get health insurance? What would I do for work?” 

 

You’ve dabbled in things you love or enjoy here and there, but, they’re just hobbies. It doesn’t seem real that you could make a career out of something you love. It is all overwhelming. 

 

You’re working more than “full time”...paying your rent and feeding yourself and others...paying down on a car, medical bills and student loans...and one more bill comes in the mail. You open it and feel your heart start to beat double time. You lose your breath. Your vision gets blurry and you have to grab a seat before passing out. 

The options feel overwhelming. A different job. A smaller company. A larger company. Working from home. Working for a different industry entirely. Going back to school.

 

There are downsides to every choice. Moving. Bad health insurance. Lack of stability. Less money. More work. Crummier hours. Leaving your 401k match behind. Leaving your accumulated vacation. Leaving coworkers you like. Giving up on changing “the system” from within. Giving up on all the projects you started. 

 

No one choice feels right. 

 

Depression starts to settle in. Spinning your wheels between money anxieties and options, you start to feel frustrated and trapped.

 

You feel a huge, heavy weight on your chest and like you just can’t “win” or get out from under it all. 

 

You try to stay focused and you change whatever your boss needed you to change. You hit the ridiculous project deadline by working late or scrambling to get it done or calling in co-worker favors. Phew. Done. Deadline complete. 

 

Project done, you focus on getting a better job. One that will be less stressful. But, “the grass isn’t greener on the other side”. 

 

Dedication: stay or go, same job or a new one...same result.

 

You rededicate yourself to your job or you take a new one at a new company. 

Rededicate Yourself to Your Job

Unsure of the amount of work you need to do to get the job done well

Take advantage of training and development

Time to work out and to relax

Focus on what you can control

Standardize your routine 9-5

Get a New Corporate Job

You know what amount of work you need to do to get the job done efficiently

Learning new co-workers and boss

Learning new systems and software

Shiny and exciting

Takes time to know your routine

 

Whether your take a new job or keep working the one you know, you start to shift your life. 

 

You figure you can work on your passion in your down time or on lunch breaks or maybe on the weekends. But, you want to get settled back into your routine first. 

 

You get in around 9am, answer emails, go to meetings, get some spreadsheets and presentations done, lunch break, more emails, more meetings and watching the clock until it hits precisely 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. 

 

This is the routine. It’s not great, but it’s not bad, and the job pays the bills and provides access to decent health insurance. It’s hard to make time for what you love, but you're trying here and there. Life’s OK.

 

Hell, you even have time to go to that yoga class every Thursday and make it home to get dinner with your family most nights. Maybe you even make time to focus on a knitting project or join that ultimate frisbee league.

 

You’ll quit doing a corporate job, some day. You’ll do what you love, eventually. Right now, this works.

 

You have hope. Hope that the job will get better, things will become more stable, everything will get more exciting and purpose driven over time. It’s gotta get better, right? Right?

 

If you took a new job, the shiny packaging and the new car smell starts to wear off about 6 to 12 months into your new role...and the new job looks and feels just like the old job. Wait...what? Yep. You’re still in the same damn theme park. 

 

You got off of a roller coaster, got into the teacups, explored the fun house, this shit should be getting better, right? 

 

Insert negative buzzer sound here. Eh. Wrong. It isn’t better, because you’re still in the same theme park. 

 

You have a bad day again. 

 

Here we go again.

 

Something intense happens again at work. You have another bad day and the cycle starts again. 

 

Not again. Seriously?!

 

So, maybe you think I'll just use my vacation time, my wonderful evening time - hey you’re free after 5pm every day! - and your “free” weekends, and feel better. 

 

Doing more corporate sponsored leadership and communication training helps you learn how to cope with stress better, but, it is utterly inadequate.

 

Keeping your head down and staying focused on doing a good job won’t cut it.

 

Setting up some fun side projects and working out wasn’t enough. 

Nothing you do will stop another stress flare from happening. 

 

Why? 

 

Because the corporate system is stressful. 

 

The only thing that will actually help in the long term is making a plan to get off the roller coaster and out of the theme park.  

 

You desperately want to escape not only from your job but from the corporate theme park entirely. And yet you see no way out. There is too much confusion and you aren’t sure where the exits are or how to get there. 

 

This happened to me too. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Story:

 

Hi, my name is Emily. I was working my first HR job out of college, a temporary position for $13/hr, and trying to pay off my student loans and rent an apartment and support myself and a partner. When I got hit with just one more bill, it felt like the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back or the last snowfall that started the avalanche. 

 

I started working out and moving my body. I started binging on Netflix. I went for walks on the weekends. I cleaned my house obsessively. I started drinking more alcohol. I used all of the regular hacks to beat back the stress and anxiety. 

 

But it didn’t work. 

 

I took different jobs at different companies with different scopes of work. I learned and studied side passions like yoga, Shiatsu bodywork and stress reduction techniques. No matter what I did, in my free time, I still felt anxious and burned out. 

 

The stress kept coming back. Again and again. Some “fire drill” - needing information or a project done immediately and at top priority - would happen at work. This created a fast heart rate in my body, slow and stagnate breathing patterns, anxiety and touchiness and a biting commentary response to anything someone asked me to do. 

 

I was super stressed out. 

 

I’ve been in Corporate America, Human Resources and Recruiting, for 15 years and I have seen the insane amount of stress and anxiety it can drive into people.

What is stress? 

 

Stress is any uncomfortable "emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological and behavioral changes.'' (American Psychological Association). 

 

Stress is a legitimate bodily response to a situation. 

 

Stress is a normal thing humans deal with. There’s nothing wrong with it or toxic about it. 

 

But, in our corporate america jobs, stress stimuli happen far too often for our bodies to respond effectively. We can become overwhelmed and bogged down with our stress responses. It takes learning how to get out of the stress spiral, to fully stabilize and be able to calm down, focus and make a path forward. 

Research continues to suggest that stress is a major factor in developing an autoimmune disorder. Workplace stress no less so. It is no coincidence that 75% of autoimmune diseases occur in women, generally during their childbearing years

 

Something’s gotta give. The way we work and live is unsustainable for our bodies and for our planet.

 

It is particularly difficult to connect the dots between the way we work in corporate america and stress, and sickness, depression and anxiety that is affecting people. 

 

Why?

 

We are constantly on the stress rides within the theme park and in the “rat race” of trying to make money to support ourselves and pay our bills. It’s a beautiful, cruel fog that settles on the American Worker Bee. I don’t believe it’s by accident. This fog is there to intentionally distract us from our vision of living a passion filled life. Our distraction from this life we want, creates more focus on production and profit for massive corporations. Distracting us from our purpose has a profit. Distracting us from our purpose is intentional. We get distracted from seeing the way “things could be” if we worked with less emphasis on production and profit and more focus on the health and care of every human being within a company. 

 

But here’s the main thing - the piece that keeps us trapped: We believe that completing the thing is the only way to “stop” the stress spiral. But it won’t stop, because there is a consistent drive towards profit and production. 

 

Read that again.

There will always be another thing.

There will ALWAYS be moments of overwhelming stress at a corporate job. The only thing we can do is to change our own mindset and tools and GEAR UP for the work. I've worked for a lot of different companies and it’s the same stressful game everywhere. There's a boss. There are employees. There are intense good days and crazy tight timelines. There's that POS software your company made up in the 1980s and still uses today. 

 

To say it another way: Our very anxiety and depression benefits production and profit. 

 

A sense of stress and urgency makes people move faster, hit deadlines harder and produce more. Producing more means more profit. And more profit means happier CEOs and shareholders. 

 

It is difficult to put the pieces together because it could challenge profits and Corporate Persons. 

 

You have to see the rides and park and understand it in order to exit it. 

 

The stressful rides won’t stop if you change departments, or companies or even professions. It won’t stop when you go back to school to get a degree in another field and work for yet another corporation. It won’t stop when you work from home. But, you can mitigate the damage and trauma that the inherent stress and anxiety of a supply and demand capitalist system causes. You can choose to step out of corporate american entirely. You can be empowered to stop.

 

Read enough? Want to get out of the Corporate Stress Theme Park for good? Join me for a six month intensive mentorship program…(insert link here).

Three Common (Doomed To Fail) Approaches to Getting

Off The Stress Roller Coaster:

 

My guess is that you have already tried to find balance in work, home life and self care for years. 

 

And yet still, you find yourself on the verge of a panic attack at work and life.

Doomed Approach #1: Just get through it, try productive and happy. 

While I was working a very stressful corporate job, I would try to stick to healthy habits - regular exercise, journaling, meditation apps and yoga classes - but after a few weeks I would slip back under the stress and anxiety. This spiral of stressful times, calm coping skills, and more stressful times had me reeling more than the anxiety alone. 

 

Studying and practicing real tools are what helped me change the loop.

 

Doomed Approach #2: Take a vacation and get back to it. "that's what vacation time is for" but it doesn't work because it doesn't stop the pattern or make a real, empowered, life change. 

Doomed Approach #3: Trying to change the corporate structure from within. You will fail. It’s bigger and stronger than you. It eats revolutionaries like you for breakfast. Doing more leadership and communication workshop is helpful but utterly inadequate. Keeping your head down and staying focused on doing a good job won’t cut it.

 

The solution to the stress roller coaster is to get off it. 

 

This problem of being a corporate work being extremely stressful is not your individual problem. You are not to blame. It is in the very structure of corporations and capitalism. 

 

It is not your problem, but it can be your response-ability. You can be empowered to respond to the problem with choice and options. 

 

You can opt out of the theme park entirely.

How to opt out of Corporate America

 

“A constant underlying sense that it doesn’t have to be this way”. 

 

When I heard that phrase in an Orphan Wisdom School video, I heard a clear yes in my head. Yes, this is the feeling I have had since entering corporate america. Yes, it does not have to be this way. Yes, this all feels wrong. Yes, I want out. But...how?

 

Many people want to quit, or have quit, but feel that they will go back to another corporate job someday. It’s the fall back plan. A dreaded and painful fall back plan. 

 

There is a way to quit and not go back. 

 

There is a new way of being in the world. 

 

It requires shifting your relationship to corporate america. It requires creating a sustainable plan. 

 

In order to shift your relationship to corporate america, there are the thought patterns and ideas that need to be tended to. It requires learning a new values system. It requires learning new skills and ways of being in the world. It requires increasing your toolkit. It requires dedication to things that are important to you, like family and friends and a passion filled life. It requires consistent practice over time. 

 

Imagine a life where you did not participate in the weekly ritual of dreading Mondays and lauding Fridays. What would it feel like to simply enjoy your day and your time? What would it feel like to not stare at a computer screen from Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm? It is hard to even imagine the possibilities. 

 

It is hard to feel sane in an insane world. 

 

It is possible to live a life of beauty, passion and less stress. Only when I started being friends with people who were living their own dreams, could I really see the truth: that there are many ways to do life, and many choices of how to make money and enjoy what we do. 

 

I have friends who are personal trainers, yoga teachers, coaches, marketing professionals, musicians, energy healers, intuitive guides, public relations specialists, communications professionals, project managers and programmers. Many of them work for themselves or with a small group of people. Most of them are passionate about what they do and enjoy their day to day lives. 

 

It is absolutely possible to live a life you enjoy, and pay your bills, without working for corporate America.

 

By connecting to yourself and intuition, and working your plan to get out of the corporate world, you can feel so much less stressed, more whole and passionate about life, and have time and energy to focus on your friends and family.

 

There is a way to opt out of corporate america. For good. It is simple, but can be difficult, and it requires practice. 

So how do we finally get off of the Stress Roller Coaster? 

 

You need a map and a compass you can trust so that you can find your exit.

Honing the Compass

Compass. The compass can guide you out of the park. You need a compass that can find YOUR true North. Everything in the park is twisty turny; the park is not designed to help you leave it. You can’t trust the park’s signs. You need to trust yourself so that you know when the exit signs you see are real exits from the corporate system. 

 

You need a way to trust the direction you are heading.

 

You will need a compass. This compass is divine guidance and trusting your gut. Honing the compass  is learning to trust you gut again. Trusting your internal orientation to the world. Learning how to tune in and work with your intuition will help you reconnect to your essence and trust your sense of True North. 

Reading the Map
Once you know which direction to go, you need to have a map in order to figure out how to get out of the park. 

 

This map needs to come from someone who has been there and done that, someone who has rode the rides and walked around the park, who has taken the vacations and gone back into the whole thing. 

 

Having a map from someone who has traveled the path, and seen the exits you want to see, is a critical approach to getting to a real exit. 

 

You need to be able to trust your compass, and trust that the map will get you out and keep you out of the theme park. For good. 

Choosing your Exit

There are four main ways to get out of the theme park, aka Corporate America.

Four Exits from Corporate America

Start your own project. You can quit your crummy 9-5 and start something amazing. The world does need you to do your unique and incredible thing! Here are some ways to do that:

  • Start up business

  • Become a digital nomad

  • Move to a cheaper country, work there

  • Start your own non-profit

Go back to school. Study and practice. Sign up to study under someone or go attend a program.

  • Nun or monk

  • Seminary

  • Student

  • Craft

  • Trades

Work for something or someone. You could find a job...

  • At a Co-Op business 

  • At a local business

  • In an office

  • With the military

  • With the government

  • at a non-profit

Opt out of the system entirely.

  • Volunteer

  • Hermit

  • Unemployment

  • Live without cash - just barter and trade

  • Own property and rent or AirBnb it 

  • Investments (stocks/bonds)

  • Create products or services

 

These four main ways to get out will enable you to quit the stress theme park. But, once you quit, you need a real plan to stay out for good. 

 

Simple Method: Get Out and Stay Out

 

  1. Create and expand your tool kit.

  2. Change the way you do the work at the corporate job.

  3. Develop your intuition.

  4. Make a bigger plan, to get out and live a life you love. 

Create and Expand Your Toolkit 

  • Tap into Courage. Courage is a necessary skill to cultivate in order to do something different and new. The word “courage” means “full of heart”. In order to quit the 9-5, we need to have a workable plan that is full of heart and faith. 

    Heart is required because it gives us strength to do something we are passionate about. 

    Courage helps us to try something new and different when everyone else around us is doing the same old thing. Well meaning co-workers can keep our hearts full of fear and stress because co-signing that story gives them a rationale for staying where they are.

     

  • Have patience with the ups and downs. Do what you love and enjoy doing in the world. Learn to be OK with the ebbs and flows of life. 

    There will be big waves of excitement and interest at your 9-5, and big waves of frustration and “I need to quit”. There will be waves of momentum toward your purpose like making a new website or offering a workshop, and there will be waves of slowing down and not moving much forward for weeks. 

    This is OK. 

     

  • Practice your passions. For example, you can retool your morning routine to include coffee and listening to an inspiring podcast or video about the thing you love, like astrology or moon cycles or coffee roasting.

    Perhaps each night before you go to bed, you pick up your book on beer brewing or write in your journal for 1 page of goals and actions you’ll make in the next month.

    Create a simple, sustainable schedule to weave your passions into your lifestyle. Stick to it. 

 

Change the way you do the work at the corporate job. 

  • Only Give 75% (or less) To Your Job: Thriving at the game requires distancing yourself from your job and choosing how you want to live your life. To get a handle on that, it is key to play the game by showing up to work, doing your job, and also, finding ways to only give 75% effort toward that job. This will give you 25% effort to put toward your side gigs, hobbies and passions that you can turn into your next step in your career!

    It is important to play “the game” of creating profit and accessing benefits, so that a stressed out corporate worker can de-stress. But you don’t have to give 100% to play the game. Your real career is you and the actions and choices you make throughout your lifetime.  Dedication to yourself means active empowering choices for your lifestyle.

    How do you want to live your life? Do you really want to burn yourself out from overworking and stress? No way.

     

  • Find ways to get off of the stress rides. Fake it ‘till ya make it. Hack your way through it. Maybe your doctor has recommended “yoga” for stress or to help your shoulder or back pain from being hunched over a laptop in your cube all day? Yep. Try it.

    Try some yoga, or meditation, or breathing techniques. You can even listen to my recorded “at work” meditations . Go for a walk outside. Take a break. 

    These techniques are not the full solution. They will support you in feeling less stressed so that you can get focused on doing what you love.

    Even take that stop gap short term solution vacation or sick day. Anything you can do to push pause and get off the stress roller coaster will help.

     

  • Play the game. Play the game to your advantage. One small, easy way to play the corporate game to your advantage is to never reply in anger or frustration to an email. Don’t do it. Do not get caught in that trap.

    Sometimes, emails will be sent that your boss or client want a response right away. Is it truly necessary to reply right away? If it isn’t, take a moment. Breathe. Compose a really solid, calm response. Wait a few hours to send it. Slow them down. Slow down the progress of the work in order to get a better handle on real action that needs to be taken, and, to reduce the stress and pressure of the situation. Then, reply.

    Act with urgency when needed, but not with stress and panic.

     

  • Have Some Compassion: Instead of blaming and torturing yourself, have compassion for ourselves and others who are still in the system and playing the game, as we craft a new way of life.

    We need to avoid blaming ourselves. It’s easy to get into the mindset of - “Oh, I should just quit, this is terrible and it’s my fault I’m in a job I hate.” You can quit at any time, but if you’re like me then you have debt and a family to support and quitting today simply isn’t feasible and it wasn’t a risk I was willing to take. This situation isn’t your fault - this focus on production and demand is not your fault. It is not your responsibility - but it is your response - ability, your ability to respond to it in a way that might change it. It is extremely hard to stay calm, cool, collected and working towards your passions while working a corporate job. A quitting plan will take more time than you think it will.

    Steps towards what you love may be much smaller than you originally wanted. That’s OK. Moving forward at all is still moving forward. We must practice compassion toward ourselves as we move from an old way of life to a new way of life. 

Develop Your Intuition

  • Practice prayer and meditation. You see it all over the instagram feeds and facebook pages and hashtags...gratitude. Practice gratitude. #blessed #gratitude. But, gratitude is not enough. What are you feeding with your daily words, thoughts and actions? Can you make a sweet, sacred practice out of giving thanks for what you have had in your life and what is yet to come? Words or silent spaces help us to hone our connection to our souls.
     

  • Get a Tarot or Oracle deck and try it out. Divination is a means of forecasting the future. It is also a grounded way to channel energy and understanding and calm, abiding faith. It is an art and a science. There are many ways to divine situations, these two methods are fairly well accessible and good ways to start to tap into your intuition.
     

  • Start a yoga, pilates or other movement practice. Learning to trust your body and moving with it will help you both feel better and to understand that the only real solution is to get out of the stressful corporate job. You will start to notice when your shoulders creep up to your ears while you type at your cubicle. You will start to feel it when you are holding your breath during an intense conversation with your boss. Connecting to your body helps connect to your sense of what feels good and what doesn’t, and thus, your intuitive sense of what is good for your body, mind and spirit.

Make a bigger plan, to get out and live a life you love. 

  • Decide on a Specific Action Plan: The plan is your magic key to long term survival in capitalistic North America in 2019. This plan, and your actions toward it, will help you find your stability, sanity and progress towards your passions amidst the chaos and stress of your day job.
     

  • Decide How Many More Years You’ll Give: For the moment, you're here. You're IN IT…Choose to be in it. Promise yourself that each day you’ll make a choice. Get up and out of bed, make your morning coffee, and choose to be in it (or not) each day. This is your empowered choice. You are making the choice to be in it, to play the game, to YOUR benefit.
     

  • Decide To Have a Good Quality of Life While You Plan Your Escape: so how can we make it a bit easier on you? That's been my thought process for the last FIVE years! “If I’m choosing to be in it, how do I learn to "play the game" and thrive?”

 

The solution to the stress amusement park is to get out of it. 

 

In order to get off of the stress rides and out of the theme park, for good, you need to work on these three things. Focusing on expanding your toolkit, changing the way you work and making a bigger plan to live a life of passion, will ensure that you do not go back into the theme park from hell. 

 

The solution is to craft a life you love. In order to do that, you have to have a sustainable plan. That plan takes time and practice and devotional attention to details!

 

My Invitation To You:

Let’s work together for 6 months to get you calm, craft your compass and create a real exit plan out of corporate america. 

 

This program helps a person go from working a 9-5 job they hate to creating a believable plan to quit their crummy day job and focus on their passions. It takes them from stressed out and anxious and to calm and collected.

How do we do that?

 

We will spend six month of intensive work together in order to craft your exit plan that is unique to you, your life and your dreams. 

If you’re ready to work together for six months of empowering stress reduction techniques and quitting plan crafting, you can enroll HERE

 

This program is intended to be a one on one mentorship working with someone who has “been there and done that” - me - to help you craft your own unique quitting plan.

 

I want to help you make a plan, work the plan, and feel better.

 

After six months of working together, you will have:

 

A solid, actionable plan to quit your job and live a life you love.

 

Real, easy to use tools to help you feel less stressed and anxious both at home and at your 9-5 day job.

 

Confidence in your quitting plan, and, in your ability to change it as your dreams, desires and goals change.

 

I charge $3,000 for six months of intense mentorship. 

 

That’s precisely $500 a month for one on one attention and care to help you get out of the corporate trap and into a life filled with purpose and passion.

 

You are getting 15 years of experience in corporate america and a lot of “been there, done that”, saving you time and money, stress and frustration. I want you to feel fully supported and capable to craft your own plan to get out and do what you love. I want you to have more quality time with your friends and family. Most of all, I want you to have an exceptional tool kit to manage stress, anxiety and getting out of the corporate stress theme park.

The 13 main things you will get from this program

 

  1. Monthly group conference calls: Corporate Rebelles can share their projects and progress, ask questions and support each other.
     

  2. A set of physical, hard copy book resources with hand selected quotes and pages to help guide you through your journey of feeling less stress and quitting your corporate job.
     

  3. A unique goal tracking spreadsheet to reduce your debt, change your bills and get a kickass debt to income ratio. This will help you create pay down debt, create a savings account and truly leap from your day job.
     

  4. A private Facebook group for all Corporate Rebelles to share, vent and ask for help.
     

  5. Divination and Guidance: Natal chart astrology reading and three tarot card readings to be used throughout the program when you need guidance or a boost of insight.
     

  6. Customized Yoga Practices (3 total): Curated yoga, meditation and breathing sequences for your 5 minute, 15 minute and 30 minute practices to help ground and refocus. 
     

  7. Bi-weekly email support and prompts (12 total): Touch base via email for support on goals and actions, stress and anxiety support and life coaching.
     

  8. Personalized meditation recordings (10 total): Short, customized audio to support you in your journey from feeling stressed out and frustrated to blissed out and calm.
     

  9. Voxer availability and check in: Voice walkie-talkie check ins available at any time, response given within 24 hours of message received. 
     

  10. Monthly google doc worksheets and customized goals/tasks (6 total): Guides through the process with clear questions and actions to craft and work the plan. 
     

  11. Monthly one on one 45 min video discussions (6 total): Intensive connection to deep dive into your “quitting plan” and address pain points.
     

  12. Bi-weekly 10 min on the way to/from work calls. (12 total): Supportive check in calls. 

  13. Weekend intensive in Ann Arbor, MI. Same time every year, available to current and past program participants. Friday night and all day Saturday, Sunday morning. Details TBA!

 

This program is intended to help guide you through the pitfalls of making a plan to do what you love. It is meant to be an intense partnership, I will be supporting you every week during our six months together. If you would like a bit less support (and cost), you can opt for the Pathfinder program instead, which includes a less touchpoints and one on one time. 

 

Are you ready to get less stressed so that you can quit your crummy job and focus on doing what you love?

 

If this feels like a fit, click here to start your mentorship NOW!

 

If a six month program is simply too much for you at the moment, or if you have more questions, you can:

 

Schedule a free 15 Min strategy session to quickly troubleshoot your pain points and see if we are a good fit to work together. 

 

Watch my YouTube channel and free videos on all things stress, anxiety and making a plan to do what you love. 

 

Listen to guided meditations on SoundCloud to help you feel less stress on your drive to and from work or before or after your day.

 

Schedule a Clarity Call, a 45 min call with key questions and provide information, resources and solutions to getting unstuck and more clear on where you are and what your next steps might be.

 

Stop the Stress Spiral, a 30 day program to reduce your stress, increasing your chill and start in on a plan to quit your job and do what you love. You and I will work on crafting unique, hands-on and real solutions to managing your stress. Those solutions will consist of daily practices, meditations, movement, phone calls, emails and MUCH more to get you feeling less stressed and anxious and more at ease with your day to day! You’ll learn real tools that you can actually use - not something that takes hours of time that you don't have.

 

Let me know if you might be interested in my once yearly 6 week program, SOS: Successful Office Survival, starting this January 2020!

If you’re ready to work together for six months of empowering stress reduction techniques and quitting plan crafting, you can enroll HERE.