Career & Business

Should You Choose The Safe Career, Or Follow Your Dreams?

February 9, 2016

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I was at dinner the other night talking with a friend about what’s happening in her career. She told me about a significant dilemma she recently faced, with high stakes (potential income, reputation, etc.) that involved either:

  1. trusting her gut, holding her ground and being willing to walk away from a crucial deal if it wasn’t right (compensation, contract, collaborative partners, etc.)
  2. saying yes to what was on the table out of her desire for security and work, even though she knew she wouldn’t feel good about it

After a non-stop series of earlier setbacks that shattered her confidence,

I could see how tough this was for her. It made me realize that we all face these kinds of crossroads in life, don’t we?

Whether it’s in our careers or our relationships, it often comes down to this…

Do I choose the safe path or the inspiring one?

This is exactly what we’re exploring this week on MarieTV, through a question sent in by a reader named Christina.

While we’re discussing this through the lens of business, I share 3 truths that can just as easily be applied to personal relationships.

Once you’ve had a chance to watch, I’d love to hear from you.

Have you ever had to choose between the safe and inspiring path? How did you think through that decision and what steps did you take to make it work?

Leave a comment and let me know.

And, do share as much detail as you can. Thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration and your story might give someone the boost they need.

Important: share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. will be deleted as they come across as spammy.

I’m excited to hear your perspective on this because, whether you’re facing this kind of choice right now or not, there’s one thing I’m sure about:

All progress starts with making a brave decision.

Thank you, as always, for reading, watching and sharing with such joy. YOU are my inspiration and fuel for creation.

P.S. If you want more support around choosing between the safe and inspiring path in your business, be sure to get our free B-School business building video workshop series here. This is only available once a year and it’s really good stuff!

With so much love,


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