478: Jennifer Trask: Building A Life That Is Fun
My guest today, on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who for many years suffered with the age old question that we all seem to struggle with “What should I be doing with my life?”
On the outside, it was a question that didn’t seem to be required to answer.
She had a great job, a good-life, friends, a boyfriend…..most of our must have tick boxes were well and truly filled.
However deep down she had a feeling that there must be more to life than what she was experiencing.
This couldn’t be what she had been placed on this earth to experience.
So, within six months she had quit her job, and set about going after the life of her dreams.
She worked out what she most wanted to achieve, she wrote the lists, she worked her butt off, and she ended up doing something that she didn’t like.
As she says “Not every business is meant for you and just because others can make a go of it, doesn’t mean it’s your calling. It was a hard decision to make but I decided, it was time to let it go.
When I did that I felt a sense of relief. While I didn’t like the fact that I had just ‘failed’, I did feel relief that there was nowhere else to go but up.
Plus, my amazing dad had said to me at that time, ‘Jennifer, failure is like a badge of honour to an entrepreneur. What’s next?”
That was a big moment for me. It’s when I learned, and I mean intrinsically learned in all the cells of my being that failure isn’t bad. That failure is a part of growth and it can have a very empowering meaning if we allow it.
So where did this moment of relief and letting go take her?
And could she have to got to where she is now, without going though this period of her life?
Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Jennifer Trask
During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Jennifer such as:
Why it is vitally important to niche down as deeply as you can to find the target audience of any business you create
Why you must seek out the expertise of coaches and mentors to help you with the struggles that you have to deal with.
How she quit her job without a single idea of what she wanted to do and explains the reason of what made her do that.
Why she recalls crying whilst visiting South America as she realised that she had achieved the life that she had dreamt off.
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