How to create your dream career

You’ve heard the saying “I wish I knew then what I know now”.
It’s something I’ve said to myself before and one of my missions is to help you to “know what I know now” so you can skip over all that trial and error that I had to go through!
Years ago when I first started my career in wellness, I didn’t know anything about how to start or run a business, how to find clients, or do marketing.
In fact, even when a perfect potential client was right in front of me, I didn’t know what to say to them to really explain my work so they would want to work with me.
I was literally leaving money on the table and sabotaging my success by not knowing how to talk about my work in a way that people would “get it”. Worse yet, there were people who needed my help but I wasn’t able to help them.
All of this ‘not knowing’ led to confusion, overwhelm and a serious lack of confidence.
But despite all of this, I kept going. I kept learning and trying new things. I was carving out my path, step by step.
Looking at my business and life today, you would never know that I had no clue when I first started! That’s why I laugh when people ask me this:

Is there one thing you did to create success?

The answer is no. There’s never a magic bullet or a single secret strategy. And if someone tells you there is, they’re not being completely truthful with you.
There were many things I did to take the steps to following my passion and creating a career I love to wake up to everyday. But let me share 4 steps I did take that helped….
My goal in sharing this with you is that I know how much it would mean to you to be able to create your dream career and life.
1. I got clear – I had to decide what I really wanted before I could create it. So many people are not clear on what they really want for themselves. Have you stopped to write down exactly what you desire? If not, do it now!
2. I found my real purpose – Behind your goals there is a real reason for why you want that goal. Sometimes it’s easy to see, and sometimes it’s more hidden. Do you know why you really want to help people? Usually there’s a surface level reason (like,”to pay the bills”, “to provide for my family”, “to be able to travel more”). Nothing wrong with these whatsoever. But you gotta go deeper still. What is the internal/spiritual/purposeful meaning for “wanting to pay the bills” or “providing for your family”.
3. I took action – Once I figured out what I wanted and why I really wanted it, I had to go get it. This step seems obvious, but so many people don’t know how to take action or which actions to take, so they don’t take any! I’ll say this, doing something is better than doing nothing, because you’ll learn and find your way once you get into action. Plus, you’re sending an important message to the universe – that you’re willing to do your part. Taking small steps is good, taking Big and Bold action steps are even better.
4. I got support – This is by far the most important thing I’ve done on my journey to manifesting my dream business. In fact, I’ve had 7 mentors – some for business, some for mindset and have invested in countless training and personal development programs over the years. I didn’t always have the money to do it, but I found a way. Because I knew it was vital to my success. Training and support is like a roadmap. How can you expect to get to where you’re going if you don’t have a roadmap? It’s like being dropped off in the middle of nowhere and then trying to find your way home. Sure, you’ll probably eventually get there, but how much longer will it take you?

Share your dreams below and your big and bold action steps!


Love, Health and Success,


Suzanne Monroe is the Founder of The International Association of Wellness Professionals and Director of the IAWP’s Wellness Coach Certification & Training Program. The IAWP has given away over $100,000 in scholarships to support people who are passionate about health and wellness. If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a Wellness Coach, you can chat with an Admissions Advisor by scheduling your appointment here.


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4 thoughts on “How to create your dream career

  1. Kaylyn Shields

    I have been in nursing for 39 years as a RN, and have worked in the field of health and wellness coaching the past 4 years through work. My goal is to be able to work for myself instead of someone else and do it in this field. How can I train and work at the same time, and what are the statistics on nurses making it this way? The training is expensive so I need ot know that I am doing the right thing.

  2. Virginia

    The four primary categories of clarity, purpose, action, and support are definitely the cornerstones for the foundation of all we do in life. If only I did it more often !

  3. Suzanne Post author

    Hi Kaylyn, It’s definitely possible to continue your current job and undergo our training. Our program is built with our students’ busy lives in mind. Please contact us at [email protected] and we can chat further about this with you. Love, Health & Success, Suzanne

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