How do you QUIT your job & do that thing you're dreaming of?? w/ Bryony GrealishJun 12, 2019
Bryony Grealish was SICK of a job she "should" love.
Then she "should" all over herself for years - staying when she knew she needed to do something else.
It got bad enough that she needed to be literally kicked out of bed in the morning...her unhappiness & dissatisfaction turned into DEPRESSION.
HOW DO YOU LEAVE A JOB to create a thing you DREAM OF? Watch Bryony Grealish of The Fingerless Kitchen, LLC lay it all out for you here!
Bryony went to school for social work and went starting into her community. She worked within the HIV/AIDS community, people with disabilities, children with behavioral issues, and family based intervention work. She’s seen it all. But two months in she knew that she didn’t want to do this for the rest of her life. She stayed in the position for 11 years to provide her growing family with security. She wanted something different but the knowing that she’d have a paycheck, and benefits for her family caused her to feel pressure to stay in the position. Still, while working in that position it became more and more apparent that it wasn’t a fit for her. It was too stressful. There was a ton of pressure and even more paperwork.
What started as a small, tolerable uncomfortability become a huge monster that led to depression and a feeling of being lost. She was providing a living for the family, but she wasn’t actually living. It was during this time that something needed to change. Ever since she was a kid, she felt a calling to do something important. She didn’t know what it was, but she felt a pull to go towards something. But what was that something? She wasn’t sure.
Seven years ago, she had an idea. She wanted to inspire individuals with disabilities to cook and create The Fingerless Kitchen cookbook. There wasn’t a lot of representation for the people of her community and she wanted to show people how someone with hands like her could cook in the kitchen. Since she was eight she’s been in the kitchen, adapting techniques to fit her so she could create amazing dishes.
She risked everything and created said cookbook. Now she has her own TV show and is a public figure giving a face to those with disabilities. It was an emotional and risky journey, but she came out on the other side, filled with more joy than she had felt in ages.
Be sure to check out her website and learn more about her journey…
Doubt Can Creep In
The theme of doubting ourselves and the ideas we have is a theme that comes up with the beginning stories of entrepreneurs. It doesn’t matter what level a person has achieved, there is this negative mental chatter. What I know, is at that moment is when you need to have someone around you to help you walk through this negative mindset. You have to get out in order to move forward. In Bryony’s case she was able to find a tribe that does support her through the rough patches. Who is your tribe? Is it your family? Your friends? A community you haven’t found yet? There are tons of options out there to find a support system that can help you to move forward.
Do What’s Best For You
I’ve been there. The security of a paycheck is something we all want. Especially when kids and responsibilities are in our minds. Knowing we can put food on the table and pay the bills? Who doesn’t want that? Still, if the cost is sacrificing your mental health, what kind of life are you living?
Sometimes the risk is worth the rewards. Starting the journey to discover what you really want to do with your life, is something that can only result in bringing more joy and happiness to yourself and to people in your life. You can show up, be your best self, and get what you want out of living. This mindset can come across as selfish sometimes, but the truth is, that if you aren’t your best self it affects the people around you. If you better your own life, your family and especially your kids will have a role model for how to get what you want out of life.
If you're ready to act on an idea that excites you then consider signing up for my Summer Accountability Accelerator. We'll be doing some exciting things and you only need to dedicate 15-minutes a day. What are you waiting for?