I was reading a recent article in the New York Times about how Millennials are leaving their jobs in droves right now for the YOLO economy . . . you only live once.
Many of them are citing pandemic fatigue for why they want to through their lives and careers up in the air.
Diania Merriam is back on our show to share she’s flirting with self-employment now. This time she recently parted ways with her job and now finds herself questioning the role of work in her life in a way she hasn’t before.
You can check our previous interview with Diania in episode 312.
Lot of great lessons in our conversation including:
- How she built trust in herself to finally go out on her own.
- How she uses her depression as a teacher.
- Why affirmations have transformed her mindset.
- The deeply intentional process she went through to break up with her employer, only to discover she was experiencing discrimination.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Build community.
How Diania Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 5:00 am
- Core work activities + habits: 1) Marketing through podcasts and webinars. 2) Networking and outreach. 3) Keeping it all organized.
- Ideal work environment: Sometimes surrounding herself with people who inspire her, but sometimes at home when she needs to focus.
- Favorite productivity tool: GoGoDone and Less Annoying CRM
“All of this stuff, they’re just streams of income to vet out, to pursue; some of them will work, some of them won’t.”
“Even when things seem like they’re going to sh*t, there’s an element of trust in there somewhere that it’s gonna be ok.”
“This was an opportunity for me to step boldly into the unknown and take a big bet on myself.”
“I’m actually my own permission slip.”
“The way I see it is, I’m giving myself a year to flirt with self-employment, like, what is the worst thing that can happen?”
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