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Sharon Singh Sidhu

The 10-minute journaling routine that created my dream career

Published 29 days ago • 2 min read

Reader,

I've seen too many people end up in the wrong jobs.

Doing work they struggle to do and still not meet the expectations of the job, much less excel at it.

Most people get into careers they think will make them the most money, and provide the greatest financial stability, only to find out they hate what they're doing, at risk of losing their jobs.

By then, it's too late, because they have bills to pay, a mortgage and loans to service, and kids to send to school.

So they drag themselves into the office, to face bosses and colleagues they can't stand, and try to convince themselves this is what they must do for the sake of the people and their lives outside of work.

They live for the weekends, only to have to deal with Sunday night and Monday blues, and hope they get permission to take their annual 2-week vacation with their loved ones.

They get jittery when they hear talk about possible mergers and acquisitions, or the next round of restructuring and redundancies at work.

So what do they do?

They don't know any way out of this rat race, so they continue on the hamster's wheel, keeping their fingers crossed that they will somehow escape becoming the next casualty of corporate life.

BUT...

What if there's a different way?

A way where your career is not a source of worry, stress, and fear?

Where the work you do matters to you, fulfills you, AND feeds you and your family.

In this new way of work, you do what you're great at doing, so you become excellent at what you do.

Because you're excellent at what you do, you're paid more than all the other average people.

You're confident there's always work for you with your skills and expertise.

You even get opportunities to get the projects you want to work on, ask for the time flexibility you need, and make a difference to the people and causes you care about.

It seems like a stretch from where you are now. But nothing great ever gets done sitting there thinking about how big a stretch what you want is.

Results and success only happen by taking action - even if it's one small step at a time.

For me, that one small step has been a humble little journaling routine I've consistently kept for over a decade, probably more.

You don't need to be Shakespeare to journal. You're not writing the next best-selling book here.

You can even keep it to single words or bullet points.

The idea and power behind journaling aren't the actual words you write.

It's the process of tapping into your inner self. An inner self that no one ever knows or sees except you.

When you put the wisdom from your inner self into words on a page, it makes that wisdom tangible and visible.

When something is tangible and visible, it's easier to create that in your physical world.

Journaling has helped me:

  • Overcome my fear of public speaking to become a corporate trainer and meditation guide in front of audiences.
  • Ask for the money and time I want and need to take care of the important people in my life.
  • Create and define work that means something to me so I can leave my legacy behind.
  • Get over my insecurity about losing my job or not having enough money.

Sounds pretty big, but it all started with my 10-minute daily journaling routine.

If you want to get a glimpse of what this looks like, join my journaling workshop happening next week where I'll do a show and tell of my journaling routine.

I hope you copy it, make it yours, and use it to create your dream career.

CLICK HERE to sign up.

Sharon

Sharon Singh Sidhu

Helping corporate mums create multiple income streams through side gigs. Started side gigs that generated $30k. Sharing the process and lessons - get my newsletter to hear more

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