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Oracle On Purpose | Lia Dunlap

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Are you an intuitive entrepreneur or inspired leader who wants a powerhouse business that makes money while making a difference in the world? Would you like to align your unique life purpose with your business strategy to create stability and lasting fulfillment? Are you ready to find the clarity an… read more


EP21 Stuck In A Job You Hate

Stuck In A Job You Hate (Now, May Be The Best Time To Pivot)

“Only we can show up the way we're meant to show up and provide the universe exactly what it wanted when it created you.” -Lia Dunlap 

Would you like to know how to escape the monotony of your current position without losing everything you've worked hard for? If your answer is YES, get a pen and paper. You are going to want to write this down.

Put this somewhere where your boss won't see it. You definitely want to have it handy if you feel trapped in a job. In this week's episode, Lia Dunlap shares her perspective on what you need to do when you're stuck in a job you hate.  

Part One of ‘Stuck In A Job You Hate’

You feel like you want a way out of your current situation. Part of you might be saying it's not too smart to give up. How would it feel if you had a map to get you where you want to go? What if it only took a few more steps to get there more productively and purposefully? Wouldn't you love to walk away from your current situation on purpose, focused on where you are going? With a clear plan for what to do next?

“When you know the work you're meant to do, you feel more confident to serve.” - Lia Dunlap (11:13-11:22)


Let's say you're in a job where you're making really good money. In fact, you might be climbing that corporate ladder. But at the end of the day, when you put your phone down and you get up from your desk, you feel like any of it doesn't really matter. You constantly question the point of everything you do. You're worried about having to come back the next day and do it all over again.

Here's the thing. Each of us has a gift. Each of us has something that's inside of us that is meant to be delivered. People tend to get confused when they hear the term gift. They think that it has to be something magical or mystical. That's not always the case.

It is absolutely true the combination of whoever you are and your desire to bring something new and exciting to the conversation, to change the world, that's your gift. That's your special sauce. 

You can only deliver to the people that are meant to have it. If you allow yourself to embrace your purpose fully, chances are if you're not feeling fulfilled at work. You're probably not delivering your best work. What can you do about it?

Part Two of ‘Stuck In A Job You Hate’

Figure out your unique life purpose. Have absolute clarity about what you are heading towards. We all have some way of showing up in the world. One that only we can achieve. Only we can show up the way we're meant to show up. We can provide the universe exactly what it wanted when it created you.

We may feel like we have to give up everything we've worked so hard for. The reality doesn't have to be the case. Sometimes you can shift what you're doing now in a way that it becomes your real work. How nice would that be?

“Find a support partner who has your best interest at heart and will keep you accountable for the things you say you're going to do.” - Lia Dunlap 

The next thing is, you need to know your numbers. This is beyond just understanding what it takes to start a new business. If that's what you choose to do or launch something, a product, or even a service. There are always costs involved. 

To set up a business, there's a bigger picture to look at.

What numbers do you need to have in place so that you can thrive when you make that pivot? When you make that change, what does that look like? What do you need to be bringing into your household every month to make sure that you're living the lifestyle that you choose?

How much time do you want to spend at work in your new real job? How much time do you want to spend with your family? Where do you want to live? How do you want to live? Everyone needs to look at it differently.

You need a specific plan for where you're going and why you're going there. The better, clearer and more aligned that plan is, the better your odds of making that leap. The better odds of achieving the best outcome.

Find a support and accountability partner. So that you can make that leap. Choose someone who has your best interest at heart. Who will keep you accountable for the things you say you're going to do.

If you are going to make a significant shift in your life, you are going to want to have some connection to something greater, more expansive than yourself. You will experience a massive transformation like never before.  

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