I notice that I’m hesitant to bring up the topic of money.

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Money is the elephant in the room of career exploration. It’s such an easy excuse for why we don’t act, and it’s true. And there are almost always deeper layers. Ask yourself, “What if my barrier wasn’t about money? What’s underneath the money mask?”

There are 8 categories for topics that we cover together over the 100 days that we focus on your next career move, and money and underlying beliefs are likely to bring up the most triggers and insight.

So, put on your seat belt. Here we go:

What is your current financial situation and how does it impact your career?

Please answer this question from 2 angles:

  • The literal, fact-based approach that any outside observer would endorse as true
  • The layer underneath money – ask yourself, “What’s also true about where I am with money and my career? If I viewed money as a lens to what’s really going on in my career right now, what would I see behind it?”

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  1. What your current financial situation and how does it impact your career?
    Please answer this question from 2 angles:
    •The literal, fact-based approach that any outside observer would endorse as true
    •The layer underneath money – ask yourself, “What’s also true about where I am with money and my career? If I viewed money as a lens to what’s really going on in my career right now, what would I see behind it?”

    Financial situation-
    well, I make enough to pay bills- and keep my dtr in college for now– nothing for retirement except small pension– already had to get money out of another retirement fund to pay bills —

    Money is really the only reason I stay w/ my job – I do love my career , but my job situation is another story –
    I’ve been so ready to quit for many years – and i’m just soo tired- tired of being the one who has the job– just plain sick and tired-

    When (first I put If) I get a different job – because of seniority where I am now- I will never make even half of what I make now — and that is so scarey to me — and insurance- so basically- what I want to do is just plain QUIT – and figure the rest out as I am now – I dont’ see that as a valid option but that’s what I would love to do
    I am considering early retirement instead of quitting- so I will be looking at that starting TOMORROW- I am a very slow learner when it comes to that kind of thing – but I am going to make that start –
    I am terrible at budgeting – and I have let my spouse do all the financial stuff – and he is not communicative about this kind of thing in a way that I ‘get it’ — I need to be more assertive with that and get to know it better-

    the money issue is very ‘foreign’ to me – and in the whole big picture that is what is holding me back a lot

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