Hi. I’m Jessica. I quit a toxic job in July 2018 to design a life I love.
To be clear, I didn’t just quit and run off to travel the world. Instead, I rearranged my life so I could focus on what was most important to me.
I’ve designed my life around what I value most – health, relationships, creativity, adventure, and energizing work.
After two years of working part-time in a nonprofit, I am now self-employed. I wake up without an alarm clock, make coffee, read, and work on my passion projects like writing and coaching.
I’m truly energized by my work. I love that I can work at my own pace and take breaks whenever I need them.
My life wasn’t always like this though…
I stayed in a toxic job for 4 years because I was on autopilot.
Things were so busy, and I was completely burned out. I used my limited mental energy to just get through, not to stop and figure out if this was what I wanted.
I was on autopilot and too exhausted to get off of it.
The first step to building a better life was getting off autopilot.
Do you feel like you are living on autopilot? Like you are stuck in a rut? Burned out? Life feels meaningless?
…That there should be more to life?
I promise you – there is.
I could have made changes earlier, but I didn’t realize I was stuck on autopilot.
Don’t waste any more precious years of your life in a situation that isn’t serving you because you:
Imagine a life where:
The first step (and most important step) is to get off autopilot.
A 10-day challenge to help you build awareness and jump-start your lifestyle design process.
In this Get Off Autopilot Challenge, I share my best tools and resources to help you build self-awareness, eliminate things that aren’t adding value to your life, and rediscover joy.
Over the course of the ten days, you’ll participate in three LIVE group presentations and receive daily reflection prompts to guide you through the process.
In this challenge, you’ll:
After I got off autopilot and built a better life, something really surprising happened. I looked at my spending and realized that I had spent $17,000 less than the year before.
Life felt the same. Actually, life felt better. How did this happen?
I’d always considered myself fairly frugal, so I needed to dig deeper.
I realized that our spending in 4 categories had decreased significantly. It was not surprising that these categories could be described as convenience (groceries and restaurants) and escape (travel and general shopping).
One big issue for me when I was in the throes of autopilot was ordering take-out and going out to eat. Given the stress and burnout I experienced, this happened too often.
This is why I’m offering this 10-day challenge for what it costs us to eat a SINGLE RESTAURANT MEAL OUT with a partner or friend.
Can you repurpose the cost of a restaurant meal to invest in yourself and build a better life?
Maybe eating out isn’t your thing. Maybe it’s buying clothes, ordering books (or other random stuff) from Amazon or Target, etc.
I truly believe that when we design lives we love, we also reduce our spending triggers. When we deal with the underlying issue, we improve our financial health without feeling deprived.
Think about it. What do you spend money on to make life feel more bearable?
Could you repurpose just a small amount of that spending to invest in yourself? So that you can get off autopilot and build a better life?
I hope you join me in the 10-day get off autopilot challenge!