195: Designing Your Dream Job When You Have a Full-Time Job (without Burning Out)


Welcome to episode #195 of the Own Your Best Life Podcast. When you are so busy with your day-to-day to-dos, it can be hard to figure out what’s next. There’s a voice inside telling you to hurry up and figure out what your next move is and how you’re going to make it happen, because you know you can’t stay in your current situation forever, yet – it feels fuzzy or unclear. What is clear? All the looming deadlines of your current role. So you keep moving forward with what’s on your plate and leave that next career move up to the career gods. Today’s podcast on Designing Your Dream Job When You Have a Full-time Job Without Burning Out is on the strategies that will successfully take you from confused to clear without working 24/7 in the process.

As a professional, you think that you need to have it all figured out by now. This role, the next role and the one 5 years from now. That you should have already mapped out your entire career and if you haven’t, then you’re one of the ones who aren’t going to have success in their lives. Yet, the opposite is true. You don’t need to have it all figured out by now.

Most people change their careers multiple times in their lives. Not just their jobs but their careers. So if you’re one of those people who are thinking about a career change or even a job change, you’re not alone.

As a professional, you’re used to having plans in your work life that you’re working towards. Goals and targets. Yet, it’s not something you tend to do in your personal life and it seems to work fine. Or does it? You start to realize that the reason you’re not as organized in your personal life or in your own thoughts about what’s next for not just the projects you’re working on but your career path, isn’t because you just like to fly by the seat of your pants with everything – it’s because you haven’t yet given it the same scrutiny and critical thinking that you’ve given your current role.

You want to be organized and have things figured out, but you only have so much capacity at one time to make decisions and work on new things. How do you add more to your plate in terms of shifting what you do for a living? It feels risky and you don’t want to give up all the things that you’ve worked so hard to build.

Yet, when you think about the life and career you’ve always wanted and dreamed about – is it what you’re currently doing? Did you think that you’d be fine doing what you’re doing now and love it for the rest of your life? Or did you think that you might keep changing and growing and that you have more left in you to give to the world?

We as leaders are asked to figure out solutions to problems every single day. Not knowing how to handle the biggest decisions in your life like what you’re doing next or how you’re going to spend your time a year from now, is a problem that you can solve.

We believe that we don’t have the capacity to figure out new things, but in reality we’re just looking for better ways to make career decisions that don’t seem too risky or uninspiring.

We want something that truly makes us believe that it’s possible and not only that, it would be worth figuring out.

Every time you settle for the status quo when you know that there’s a better way, you create more belief that there’s no way to do anything differently and that you don’t have any further to go in your career. You think that the only answer is to work more and we forget about the brilliance and creativity that when the human mind is tasked to use, drives us towards incredibly new and different paths.

We don’t grow without challenges and the challenge of figuring out what’s next in our careers, even when we have an intense full-time job is the thing that people who have their dream careers do to get them from where they are to where they want to be. It’s not sustainable to be where you’re at forever, so you need to figure out what’s next and start making your way towards your dream job.

So where do you find the time and capacity to design your dream job even when you have a full-time job – and how do you do it without burning out?

You use high-performance thinking and spiritual practices. I’ll tell you about the biggest one that helps us create our dream jobs even while you have a full-time job.

It’s called your Superpower Edge™. When you know what this is for yourself, you’ll have discovered your gifts and know how to use it to get results in less time.

It’s how I grew my business while having another full-time job. It’s how I created health and wellness practices that have kept me in great physical shape even as I transitioned into new roles and responsibilities. It’s what has helped my clients regain control of their experience of life and reduce the negative thinking while successfully navigating career transitions.

When you know what your gifts are and how to use them you end up gaining back hours every day because decisions are made more quickly and accurately. Less rumination and more action. Less re-work from botched conversations and doing work the same way everyone else is doing it. More time gained from being more creative and clear thinkers.

The way I see it you have 2 options. You can wait for a life event or a company reorganization to happen that forces you to make a decision about what’s next in your career. Or you can be ahead of the changes coming and design your dream job now, before you’re scrambling to take and figure out what’s next with an even more limited amount of time. 

If you’re ready to take that second option, I want to invite you to watch the free training on how to Stand Out and Lead, using spiritual, high-performance strategies. You can access the training at https://may-empson.mykajabi.com/stand-out-and-lead.

You can then apply to join my Spiritual Achiever® program, where you’re going to create your next chapter with spiritual and high-performance strategies to achieve time and financial freedom using my proven method. It’s risk-free. You either start seeing results within your first month or I give you your money back. Schedule your call HERE. We’ll see you inside.

Want to know more about what happens when you join?

  1. When you join Spiritual Achiever® Coaching you’ll be supported for a full year: Career Revelation Academy: A 5-step career change process (if you have a job you want to stay in, I’ll show you how to love it even more) that can launch you into your next career chapter in 30 days.
  2. 2x/month group training and coaching on Spirituality, Achievement, Earth Energy and Harmony. You’ll know how to design your days for breakthroughs, create a personal brand and community, lead yourself and others through change, become more physically and mentally fit, reduce stress and reinvent what’s possible in this next chapter of your life.
  3. Discover your Leadership Strengths and Branding Workshop: Increase your awareness of what makes YOU different from others and how to become even better at your genius zone.
  4. Your Best Year workshop: Create your one year plan and design this next year, no matter what time of the year it is.
  5. Your Next 5 Years one-day virtual retreat: Vision what’s possible 5 years from now and break out of your old routines so you can step into new habits, behaviors and routines.
  6. Tickets to all in-person Spiritual Achiever retreats (accommodations not included): Highly immersive and intimate gatherings where we spend time in nature, experience energy work, eat and move well – all while making big decisions and committing to what’s next for us.
  7. Monthly 1:1 Coaching Sessions: To help you break through obstacles, define your individual path, and to work on both strategy and mindset.

The next step?

Schedule a consultation to get clarity on how coaching can help you on your journey.

Once you’re accepted into the program, you’ll receive a calendar invite for a 2-hour deep dive 1:1 session to map out your personal goals and your own year-long journey.

You’ll have immediate access to the Spiritual Achiever process and philosophy – how to achieve your biggest goals and reinvent your life.

You’ll have immediate access to 5 modules of Career Revelation Academy – to love your career even more and launch that next chapter of your career in 30 days.

You’ll have the calendar invites for the upcoming group calls and retreats.

If this speaks to you, I can’t wait to talk to you live: Schedule a consultation.

Reach out at www.mayempson.com/contact for more information on my Spiritual Achiever coaching program. You’ll figure out what’s next and actually go and do it. 

That’s it for this week. Have an amazing one and I’ll talk to you next time.

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