From a young age, many of us – especially, but not only, women – spend our lives trying to please others. It starts when we're little, pleasing our parents, later in school we try to fit in among our peers, and soon we're trying to keep up with others with increasingly high-stress and fast-paced careers.
We learn from parents, teachers, pop culture, and conventional wisdom that spending 40 (or 50 or even 80!) hours a week to bring home a paycheck is normal, and that work is HARD, it's a STRUGGLE, but someday, maybe, if you sacrifice enough, you'll get "there."
And so we get caught in the hamster wheel, constantly working working working but getting nowhere – and not having much fun in the process. In the meantime, we distract ourselves with "to dos," and wear our "busy-ness" like a badge of honor.
And if you step out into self-employment, being your own boss is often harder than any job ever was. If you're an expert, a consultant, a coach or a professional services provider then you know that we constantly have to be in "hustle" mode to sell (and then "hustle-some-more" mode to deliver).
We sell our time for money, which means the only way to make more money is to SELL MORE TIME. Thus perpetuating a never-ending cycle of more hustle. But what if you want to do work that matters? What if you want to make a difference? What if you want financial stability and prosperity (and the freedom to enjoy and share it)?