Skylar Saint, Career Success StrategistMy Personal Story
“Find a job you love, and you’ll never work a day
in your life.” confucius
Putting Yourself on the Path of Opportunity
One morning, I found myself slumped over the steering wheel of my car, sitting in the parking garage of my Washington, DC office building, unable to muster the energy to go upstairs. I sat there feeling tired and hopeless, wondering if I’d ever find work that gave me a sense of personal satisfaction and fulfillment. It’s not that I completely hated my job, but I didn’t love it either. Even though
Skylar Saint, Career Success Strategist
I know all too well the challenges of struggling in the wrong job. Now I thrive in my dream career
& help others achieve the same level of satisfaction.
there were some aspects I enjoyed, many elements of it didn’t feel right and overall it was a mismatch with my skills, passions and personality. Unlike the Confucius quote, for me this job definitely felt like work. In fact, most of the time I felt like a square peg being forced into a round hole.
It took every ounce of willpower I had to get out of the car that day and go up to work. And the next day and the day after that. Weekends were spent coiled up on my couch attempting to recoup the energy I’d expended toughing it out through the week.
I was living a life of quiet desperation. Then, in a moment of clarity and inspiration I became suddenly determined to do something about it. This couldn’t be all there was to life. It simply couldn’t. But what could I do? I’d spend the better part of my adult life either training for or working towards the exact job I had. It was everything I thought I’d wanted. I thought it was going to be my dream job; unfortunately it turned out to be a nightmare. How could I turn my back on all my education, training and hard won experience?
How could I walk away from everything I had worked so diligently to build? A better question: What would I turn towards? I didn’t have the answers, but I did know continuing on this path was a sure ticket to continued disappointment, aggravation and mediocrity. I intuitively understood that, in order to get a different result, I had to take different actions.
I knew life was too short to live like this and I decided to seize the day and make a change. So, I started proactively putting myself on the path of opportunity by exposing myself to inspiring information in the form of audio books I listened to during my long commute. I did this not knowing exactly what I was looking for or how I’d recognize it when I found it. All I knew was I had to do something out of the ordinary. This willingness to create space for change turned out to make all the difference.
I came across one book in particular that was the catalyst for everything that has followed, transforming my life in every way.
• Have a deeply satisfying career
• Lead an amazing 360-degree life of immense joy and profound fulfillment
• Spend my free time having fun, pursuing my personal passions and giving back to my community in meaningful ways
This book exposed me to the idea of coaching as a profession where one person helps another achieve a specific outcome. I knew coaching was the career choice I’d been looking for. I could feel it in my bones, my gut, my head and my heart. This realization represented a fork in the road, a turning point in my life. I had a choice to make. I could either continue the way things were, accept the status quo and carry out the marching orders I’d somehow been assigned. Or I could walk down a different path and proactively create a career that was exceptional and rewarding.
Once I made the decision to move forward on a new career path, doors began swinging wide open and opportunities showed up for me to engage in the world of coaching. I was creating my own luck and momentum was on my side. Within two months, I left my job and began working in the coaching industry, learning the business first-hand from some of the top experts in the field, while developing and honing my own coaching skills. It felt like I was doing what I was born to do. I was receiving phenomenal feedback from my coaching clients, achieving my income goals and every day felt like an effortless flow. I knew I had truly found my ideal career.
After a period of intensive training and immersive work, and with the guidance and support of my coaching mentor, I launched my own coaching business, helping others achieve true career success and satisfaction. In the 18 years since, I’ve helped countless professionals unlock the door to more meaning, recognition and financial reward using my three-part Career Success System.
The Career Success System helps working professionals:
• Discover their Ideal Career
• Land their Ultimate Job
• Standout Like a Superstar in their Chosen Field
I carefully constructed and crafted this program based on the practical, real-world results I’ve helped my clients achieve as well as on my personal journey of career transition and personal metamorphosis. I have identified what the missing pieces were when I was miserable with my career. Now I help others crack their own career code and leap-frog into a life that truly makes them happy.
Today I can truly say I absolutely love what I do and am living the Confucius quote which is the bedrock principle of my coaching business: “Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” If you’re among the millions of people who are dissatisfied with their career and are ready to chart a clear course to fulfillment, my Career Success System can help you define what you want and get it, while providing you with the support and encouragement you need to be successful.
I invite you to make a choice that can transform your career and life by putting yourself on the path of opportunity. My willingness to be open to change altered the entire course of my career and life. Could this be your opportunity to do the same?