In this episode ( 2 of 3), I unpack the BACKSTORY to my career wandering (aka job hopping) which, ultimately, revealed the lack of career clarity in my life. I’ve realized that career wandering was an indirect factor that contributed to my being fired on January 28, 2016. In other words, I wandered into a job that I was mediocre at and an environment that did not recognize my strengths. Therefore, my heart was not fully present because I knew I was made for more–and that knowing showed up in my work.
Consequently, I’m a late-bloomer to realizing what I’m good at and what I should have been pursuing entering college and early adulthood.
This lack of career clarity was, also, a huge factor in my living chronically and functionally broke all of my life (e.g. from check to paycheck).
The past 15 years, I have been going in and out of debt—from progressing to regressing–in my journey toward debt freedom.
Although over those 15 years, my money mindset was changing for the better, I was still engaging life with a poverty mindset exercising habits that I saw modeled, as normal, all my life.
E.g., Habits like never paying myself first, living paycheck to paycheck, and taking the limited resource of time for granted.
The positive of my career wandering, though, is it built up an arsenal of premium skills that has come full circle to serve me well, today, as a premium-skilled virtual assistant contractor (and aspiring entrepreneur).
So, this video features the evolution of my mindset, skillset, and consequently, what makes me a credible personal finance blogger. It can be helpful to your understanding of who I was and who I’m becoming through this journey.
Part 1 gives you insight into my current mindset and Goodbye Broke’s mission and purpose. It begins the unpacking of Parts 2 and 3.
Part 3 gives you the “tea” on how being FIRED from my job (January 28, 2016) and unexpectedly moving back home with my mom played a role in me pausing blogging and debt repayment and intensifying discomfort (i.e., sacrifice to get where you need/want to be financially).