The idea of leaving your job to go freelance or start your own business is, in a word, terrifying. There are so many blocks ahead, and many of us lack the confidence to power through those blocks and reach the other side. I believe that the ability to achieve what we want is within every single one of us, and that it is simply our mindset that gets in the way of getting everything that we fantasize about while riding the bus every day to that job we hate.
I met Jess Ratcliffe only a few weeks ago, and we chatted over coffee about what we were both up to at the moment, something I usually enjoy doing with the people that I connect with through Desk Life Project. I’d been feeling a little low at that point, like I wasn’t making the money that I could be in my freelance job, I wasn’t making enough strides toward my personal goals, and on top of that I had a horrendous cold so I was feeling all-round miserable if I’m honest! I almost cancelled our coffee date, but despite not being in the mood, I heaved myself off the sofa and met her in London.
What I had anticipated to be a half hour coffee to get to know each other turned into something closer to two hours, chatting about life goals, visions, and the blockers that have stopped both of us in the past. We parted ways and Jess headed off to LA for a coaching intensive, while I headed back home to my couch, and although she had intended to simply meet me for coffee, her story and mindset is so extraordinary that it left a lasting impression on me.
When she returned from LA and we chatted over Skype, I had some things to update her on; I had secured a space, possible sponsorship and several goody bag treats for Desk Life Project’s very first event (all will be revealed soon – keep your eyes peeled!), something I had been putting off for over 6 months, and I had a new found laser focus on the fiction novel that I had been writing, which is finally on its way to being finished after months of procrastination.
Something about Jess’s advice had lit a fire in me, and I continue to tick more off my list each day than I have in months after having just one informal chat with her. This got me thinking about what it would be like to have a real coaching session with her, and since then we have been working together on bringing you, the Desk Life Project community, a coaching session tailored to freelancers, soon-to-start businesses, and even those of you with just a twinkle of an idea in your eye.
On Saturday 3rd of November in Clapham, London, Jess will be hosting a tailored version of her highly praised, intimate Unleash Your Extraordinary workshop, usually £249, and she has generously offered 5 Desk Life Project community members an amazing 25% off, which makes your ticket only £186.75. Knowing the value Jess was able to offer me after only one coffee chat, I know that this investment will be worth it for many of you who have a big vision. That said, we know that as new freelancers and new business owners finances can be tough. If this investment is the only thing stopping you from joining us at this intensive workshop, please do get in touch so we can help to make this possible for you.
To grab your ticket, head to the Eventbrite page here, and don’t forget to enter the code DESKLIFE to receive your 25% discount. Here’s what Jess and others say about the workshop…
Does it feel like you’re constantly treading the line between self-belief and crippling self-doubt?
Does it feel like you have a vision – or an inkling of a vision – that’s SO big, the thought of making it reality excites and scares the sh*t out of you in equal measure?
With a vision SO big, does it feel like you’re not sure where to start or if you’re working on the “right” things?
Unleash Your Extraordinary is for YOU.
Join me – Jess Ratcliffe – for an intimate and immersive coaching workshop that will leave you and your mindset forever changed – equipped with everything you need to turn your vision into reality.
As a result of our time together, you’ll walk away with:
- Clarity on what you want – what you really, really want – and the confidence to make it happen
- Awareness of your out-of-sight blockers and why they’re holding you back
- Practical tools to break through those blockers, test your assumptions, release your negative self-talk and increase your energy
- A roadmap of exciting next steps that propel you towards your vision
- A set of daily habits to integrate your new mindset, build your confidence and take consistent action
Transformative. Life changing. Emboldening.
Your investment includes:
• The Unleash Your Extraordinary workshop – 2½ hours
• A private 1:1 coaching session (over Skype) with Jess following the workshop – 1½ hours
• Everything you need on the day – notebooks, pens, drinks, etc.
If the investment is the only thing blocking you from joining, please get in touch.
“Unleash Your Extraordinary is a transformative experience – it helped me consider my life, career, and even my own mortality with the lens “What do I want to be possible?”. Jess is an inspiring coach and I’m looking forward to working with her again.” — Merci G., Founder of Women in Product & Former Director of Product, Slack
“Everyone left inspired, excited and determined to make positive changes. Jess is an inspiration – she is natural, open and personable and this came across when she instantly captured the audience. Jess’ style of presenting is honest and passionate. And she encouraged everyone to put themselves into a place where they could unleash their extraordinary!” — Saskia D., Head of Virgin Group Communications
“I left empowered and full of purpose to go out and start working towards the future that I want. Jess is an utterly captivating speaker and facilitator. With her positive energy, she managed to create an atmosphere of complete openness amongst strangers in a few minutes. Jess is an extraordinary coach – her capacity to truly listen, understand and break down the current situation you are experiencing is simply rare.” – Liat W., Freelance Product Manager