133. Nobody Gave Me An Instruction Manual with Stephanie O’Brien

FINE is a 4-Letter Word

Mar 28 2024 • 41 mins

Leaving things better than you found them and being honest and open are good traits to have and will likely serve you well.

The former makes the world, or your little part of it, better because you were part of it, while the latter both shows respect and earns you respect.

Stephanie O’Brien was raised with these values. Although her life took an interesting path, they became her true north and steered her through challenges, including a business relationship that ended due to misaligned values.

Growing up, she didn’t fit in well with a lot of classmates, which led her to an early interest in creating fiction stories and writing novels.

Stephanie wrote her first novel when she was 12. Then she destroyed it before anyone other than her mother could see it, even though her mother warned her not to do that. Throughout her childhood, she explored a variety of hobbies – reading voraciously, writing fiction, playing the piano, and more.

After her family took a Robert Kiyosaki real estate course, she discovered property management was not her thing, in part because – how crazy is this?! – tenants were stealing the doors!

Then Stephanie’s mother took a course on coaching, which led Stephanie to launch a coaching business for entrepreneurs. It was a natural and welcome transition, getting to work with people who aligned with her values of leaving things better than they found them instead of stealing doors from their landlords.

She was still writing fiction novels, she had her coaching business, and her entrepreneurial path was picking up, so everything seemed fine.

But Fine is a 4-Letter Word.

Stephanie came to feel like she was stuck in a prison, resentful of her business.

The question she had to answer was who was guarding the door?

The answer turned out to be one many creative, multi-passionate entrepreneurs have to discover eventually.

Her values proved to be her liberation – and yours, too, as you’re about to hear.

Stephanie’s hype song is “Armeria no Torikago”.

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Invitation from Lori:

If, like Stephanie, you find yourself in a prison of your own making, the 5 Easy Ways to Start Living The Sabbatical Life guide is the golden key to your freedom.

Once you read it, you’ll

✅ Discover a counter-intuitive approach to making intentional changes in mindset and lifestyle.

✅ Learn how to own your feelings and your struggles so you can address them.

✅ Find out how to face fears, step out of your comfort zone, and rewire your beliefs.

It’s only 7 pages, so it won’t take you long to get through. Especially when you find yourself caught between what you know to be your passion and what...

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