5 Minutes of Fabulous: Growth Looks like Mongo Zits & Feels like Being Scared AF


Hi Babe!

Hope your week has been delightful and that you are still savoring the memories of the long 4th of July weekend!

Not sure if you’re aware but when I’m not sharing tips and tricks on how to live a colorful, authentic, fabulous life, I work in Corporate America. For the last four years, I’ve been the West Coast Digital Sales Rep for Rolling Stone. My specialties are brand partnerships and digital advertising.

Right now, I’m going through an amazing, yet crazy and scary transition in my career. Last week, I resigned from Rolling Stone and accepted an offer at a fabulous company called VEVO.

I have a deep love and passion for music and I am going from working at a legacy music brand to taking an opportunity to work at an amazing company that focuses solely on music videos. I’ve always felt strongly about working at a company that represent my passions and I feel so much pride in my choice to never waver from that.

As you may imagine, transitioning in any career is challenging, and right now it’s feeling especially challenging for me. You know I always keep it real with you and honestly, I feel like an optimistic mess right now.

First off, my face is completely broken out. I have zits in places I didn’t know existed. My fears and nerves are deciding to show up on my face.

I’m saying good-bye to amazing people that made me laugh everyday and who also listened to me vent and who helped me problem solve. I know that these people will be in my life forever but just not in the same way on a daily basis.

I’m packing up my office filled with colorful flea market finds, pictures and books, and stuffing them into filing boxes. Doing this is making me have all the feels. Feelings of sadness, fear, nervousness, and excitement are all coming up for me.

My inner critic is running wild. I keep hearing “Is this the right move? Are you sure you want to do this? Can you even do this? What if you don’t succeed?

Can you relate? Do you have these thoughts about your career?

Here’s the thing, I’m giving my inner critic the time of day and am listening to her because I know that “she” is just trying to protect me. And underneath the self-doubt and insecurity, is my heart and soul.

My heart and soul is SCREAMING, “This is fucking growth!”

Growth is feeling scared, like you are pushed to your edge, and like you may flail a bit. I recently read that if we don’t grow, we die. So I’m declaring today that I am 100% capable of co-existing with discomfort for the sake of my growth.

And how amazing is that? How about you? Are you growing? What’s pushing you to your edge right now? And if you don’t feel growth, can you think of what area of life you would like to challenge yourself in? Where can I help you support your growth?

If you can relate and are feeling discomfort or insecurity in your life, I would like to share a helpful trick. Take 2 minutes everyday to connect to those feelings. I personally like to light a candle, sip my coffee, and journal on 2 questions:

What do I need or want today?

What is one thing I can do to that would make this day feel fabulous?

Sending you all my love and the biggest hugs too!

Xo

Nina

P.S As I continue to process this transition, I will be sure to share posts on how I manifested the opportunity at VEVO, how to negotiate a salary, and how to feel fabulous when you are meeting a new group of people. Stay tuned!

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