Has Your 9 to 5 Become 24/7?
I’m Sarah Finney, your coach and mentor on your journey to regain control over your personal agenda.
My 9 to 5 corporate jobs used to take over my life 24/7.
I’m here to tell you that it is 100% possible to put the work back into 9 to 5 and to reclaim your personal time and life.
When your job occupies your every waking thought, disrupting your sleep, impacting your relationships and your overall health and well-being, you have a problem.
I know this life intimately. I lived it. I worked for Microsoft for 11 years, and other corporate jobs, so I am deeply familiar with how the expectations of the job blur the lines between work hours and personal time.
You are not meant to work 24/7 and when you do, it has a negative impact on your health and well-being, your relationships and how you view yourself as a person.
When prioritizing work over your personal pursuits becomes a normal part of your life, it is a problem – for you.
I learned this lesson the hard way.
I was proud of where I worked and what I was doing. I loved the salary that went with it. I enjoyed the job until it took over my life and then I didn’t.
When my job meant I was on-call for anyone at any time of the day, night, weekend – it was not enjoyable. It was highly stressful. I was feeling physically sick, mentally sick and emotionally sick. The job was all I thought about. It took over my life.
I was on the verge of burnout and actively considering taking a stress leave from work until one day I made a choice. I put myself first and decided, that even though the money was great, the toll the job was taking on my life was not.
I decided to save myself.
I left that job after realizing that the job I was doing and the life I was living was not what I envisioned for myself and my future. No one was coming to save me. I had to do it myself.
I did not want to be joined at the hip with my job. I did not want to think about work all the time. I did not want to worry about how I was being perceived or judged for my work. I did not want to worry about being laid off.
My solution was to dig deep within myself to figure out what I REALLY wanted my career to look like and how I wanted to LIVE my life.
For me, that meant leaving the job.
For you, it may be staying there, but putting boundaries in place that bring more ease to you. We are all different. Managing our 9 to 5 work and home life will be a personal thing.
The good news is…
You can make changes that put you back in control of your agenda so no one else controls it for you
You can draw stronger lines between work time and personal time. You can determine what projects/activities are essential for you – enabling you to get the best return on the investment of your time and energy
You can yield better outcomes at work, being able to be hyper-focused on the projects that will move the needle for you and your career
You can leave work at work and be fully present at home, with your family, doing the things that will enhance your relationships and make them stronger
You will have time to consider what is best for you, your career, your personal goals and pursuits, and your relationships.
I know you can because I did exactly that myself and I have helped countless people who work for companies such as Microsoft, KPMG, Shopify, Barclay’s Capitol, and IBM to name a few, take back control over their own agendas and their lives.
I became a coach because I want to help people who are stuck on this 9 to 5, 24/7 rollercoaster and have no idea how to get off and want workable solutions to help them solve this problem.
I have a degree in psychology and two coaching certifications; CCF(TM) and CLCC (TM) as well as over 30 years of corporate job experience, from tech firms to distribution companies and small agencies. I have lived the life you are living and I am here to help you make sense of the problems you have and will work with you to find the right solutions to put you back in control of your life.
I am here to be your support system – to help you uncover the problem and will help you guide yourself into a more positive state of well-being.
Reclaiming your life will improve your relationships, your well-being, the relationship you have with yourself.
Everything in your life will improve because you will be prioritizing your own agenda – determining what is acceptable and what is not and you will have more clarity about what you want for yourself and how you show up in the world.
It is a Win/Win situation for you.
Take the first step to Reclaim Your Life and book a Clarity Session with me.
Working with me is easy
I like to connect over the phone – it is more convenient for both of us and I can work with anyone from anywhere. It is confidential and you can be comfortable at home, sharing your thoughts and I share mine without feeling like we are staring at each other.
I also do email check-ins to stay connected to you while you are doing your work to see how you are and to help you work through any challenges or questions that have come up. I think it is important to stay connected to you in this way to help you navigate what may come up for you.
Are you interested to learn more?
I invite you to have a Clarity-Session with me so you can try it out. In this clarity-session, we talk for 20-30 minutes and get a chance to get to know each other a bit to see if we are a good fit. You and I will talk about what is going on with you and I’ll tell you about how you can work long term with me.
You can read more and sign up for a clarity-session below.
I am really looking forward to helping you reclaim your life from the 9 to 5, 24/7 rollercoaster you are currently on. You are meant to be in control of your agenda so let me help you do just that.