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It’s 11:26pm and I’m laying in bed, of course, this is when all my thinking happens. Maybe it’s because this is the first time in every day I officially turn my brain off, allowing the thoughts to flow. I probably need to incorporate a couple meditation routines throughout the day. That’s a whole other conversation.

Anyways, lately, I’ve been doing a lot of following my gut. I left the corporate world to work at a startup with a ton of unknowns. I got out of a relationship that was perfect, but my gut told me something was off (still not sure about this one, don’t judge). I’ve been doubling down on my health because my gut tells me things won’t be okay if I don’t. But the important one to me, right now, is the career choices.

When I talk to people about leaving corporate for a startup and some self-employment, the response is almost always the same. “That’s awesome you did it, I would love to but I could never.” I have the same response every time. “Why the fuck not?” People are so afraid of fucking up they don’t follow their gut on what they truly want to do.

In the end, you always, always, always regret not listening to your gut. You know what I regret when I did listen to my gut and shit went wrong? Nothing. Because I made the decision that I truly thought was the right decision at that time. I made it for me and I can live with the outcome 100% of the time.

Plus, you know how much easier life is when you do what you want. Say what you want. Date who you want. All because you know it’s what is right for you.

Go get what belongs to you.