Before coming to Work Bigger, I was plagued with workism, perfectionism, guilt, confusion, disconnect, and hopelessness, especially when it came to my career. I never kept a job longer than 2 years because I was always on the fast-track to burnout. My intention was to find a career path that would give me clarity, peace, hope, and energy. I always centered myself around my career, and I was looking for a strong shove to break that cycle and uncover more of my identity than my job.
After joining Work Bigger, I went from professional disconnect and disappointment to professional hope, reassurance, and intention. I was always searching for goals and results whereas now I enjoy the present and the journey. I would try to meet every single external expectation or obligation and now I’m deeply curious about what’s truly best for me. I felt so detached and lost, but WB has supported me in coming back to myself professionally. I have been able to find a job that better aligns with my values (including work-life balance), and while my job is important to who I am, it does not define me and it is not my sole purpose in life.
There’s no one formula for doing self work. Listening to videos and completing worksheets won’t bring about real change. You need to get ready to face your own bad habits, deeply-held values, and ingrained beliefs – and then ask: Are these serving me? The Work Bigger community allows you to do that in a safe and supportive space, where everyone is trying to dig themselves out of workaholic holes, negativity spirals, and guilt baths. Being a part of such an incredible group of people makes it easy to fail and try again when trying to put the pieces together to find your purpose.