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"Switching careers at 39 has been invigorating, terrifying, and exhilarating, and for any of you thinking of making a leap, I'm going to share some of my most hard-won tips with you on big transitions and how we can learn to navigate them..."

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  1. 1. Life by the Cup CommuniTea About Events Work with Zhena Shop Blog (/business/a-cup-of-tea-for- productivity) (/life/simple-tea-ritual-for- health-happiness) Dear Reader, You might have noticed that I'm launching a book next month (June 17th), which is exactly 34 days from today (wow!). I've leapt from the tea and grocery store world to the writing and publishing world--very different! I was a great marketer when I led the tea company, because I was selling a mission to end poverty for tea workers--it was easy to push the envelope every day for such a big cause. But, selling a book I wrote (with the help of a kick-ass village) means I have gone from "selling tea to selling me." Gulp. Which has been uncomfortable, and has forced me to examine my self-worth, confidence, courage and stamina (or lack thereof). Switching careers at 39 has been invigorating, terrifying, and exhilarating, and for any of you thinking of making a leap, I'm going to share some of my most hard-won tips with you on big transitions and how we can learn to navigate them. #1 Career as identity: Becoming an author means that I have switched from being a tea purveyor to an idea purveyor. This hasn't been easy, and I'm sure I'll be purveying tea again soon, but so much of my identity was stuck in the tea and grocery industry that I felt lost for much of the last year as I pulled back from it and stepped into the realm of publishing. Writing takes total immersion, and as I rewrote my manuscript over and over to perfect it, I also rewrote my self into a new light. I kept a journal through the process and looking back, see how important it was to make the change and how it built up my confidence that I am not my career, I am a woman who has a career and can change it at any time. Repeat after me, "I am not my career," there, we said it. #2 Some People Will Never Get Your Worth: As I was transitioning, I was grasping at straws. I wanted the tea LIFE (/life) LOVE (/love) BUSINESS (/business) SACRED (/sacred) MUSINGS (/musings) MAGIC (/magic) 4 Tips for Dealing with Big Transitions (#) (#) (#) (#) Name E-mail
  2. 2. (/business/3-things-to-do- when-they-all-say-you-cant) (/business/3-extraordinary- spiritual-lessons-for-business- success) (/business/the-priceless-lesson- learned-from-writing-life-by- the-cup) (/shop) 10% of Proceeds from our merchandise is donated. Store launching June 1st, 2014! shop! (/shop) company to come begging for me to come back, but they never even called. I wanted someone to arrive in a carriage and sweep me into the realm of safety as if I was waiting for my knight in shining career strategy to guide me and make my career make sense. No one could. My family and friends spent endless nights listening to me weep and wonder how I would go from the known to the unknown. I had always taught them it was safe to take a leap, and yet there I was, tortured over my own leap. I found my true friends through this dark night, and now that my career is clear, and writing has shown itself to me as destiny, I am still holding their hands and loving their generous souls. I realized, as you will, that some people will never get your worth, so stop waiting for them to call and focus on the people who are there with you now. Those that are there are those that care. #3 Be Compassionate: This sounds very cliche, I know, but it needs to be aimed toward yourself. Being compassionate toward myself has taught me that no matter what happens, no matter where I land, no matter who buys the book or who doesn't, it will all be perfect as long as I remain compassionate. Compassion cures everything. I use this mantra when I am beating myself up: May I be guided by God's love, may I be the embodiment of compassion for myself and all sentient beings. Remember that you deserve the same love you give others. #4 It's all inspiration: When I was selling the mission of the tea company, I inspired people to join my cause. And now that I am selling a book filled with my lessons, stories and personal rules for success, I am inspiring my readers to live in their potential, love with all their hearts and redefine success for themselves with a pure heart to serve others. As long as I keep my sights on serving the souls and wellbeing of others, I could be selling tea, books, or widgets and it wouldn't matter- inspiration is inspiration, and that is what we are here for--to inspire one another. I'm sending you all love and a heartfelt wish that you will be compassionate toward yourself during times of transition, and please let me know if you have any questions, I will gladly answer them in the comment section below. With Love, Zhena Share your thoughts:
  3. 3. Add a comment Facebook social plugin 14 comments Dani Bahnsen · · Camarillo, California I love this blog post…as I am working on a transition in my business. Ready to take it to the next level & struggle with many aspects, so your message is very timely and appropriate. The line "Remember that you deserve the same love you give others" is so powerful. Something I need to remember and apply. Thank you, Zhena! Reply · Like · · Follow Post · May 14 at 5:27pm Follow 2 Zhena Muzyka · · Creator at Zhenatv · 130 subscribers Dani, you can totally do this, I rely on my sisters/goddess friends in transition, ensure you have a lot of support around you and know how worth it you are! xx Keep me updated! Reply · Like · · May 14 at 5:53pm Follow 1 Donna Agnes Arrogante · Online Branding Strategist and Identity Designer at Donna Arrogante I was so happy to have your guidance Zhena when I was going through my own transition. I called upon Quon Yin's compassionate energy and learned how to be compassionate to myself. One of the biggest lessons I've ever learned! Reply · Like · · Follow Post · May 14 at 8:10pm2 Zhena Muzyka · · Creator at Zhenatv · 130 subscribers Donna, you transitioned with grace, you always amaze me, sweet One. Reply · Like · · Yesterday at 9:27am Follow 1 Tiffany Jimini Bong · · CEO & Founder at Universoul Hip Hop · 150 subscribers "I am NOT my Career." <- Thanks Zhena! I needed to hear this exact message. BIG HUGS + THIGH CLAP! :) ♥ Reply · Like · · Follow Post · May 14 at 7:29pm Follow 2 Donna Agnes Arrogante · Online Branding Strategist and Identity Designer at Donna Arrogante Amen to that!! We are not defined by our titles!!! ♥ Reply · Like · · May 14 at 8:09pm1 Zhena Muzyka · · Creator at Zhenatv · 130 subscribers Tiffany--that's a big one for me too, yes to thigh claps :-) Reply · Like · · Yesterday at 9:27am Follow 1 Donna Dweik · Independent Distributor at New Earth Zhena, as you know, I, too, have been in transition this year. I have lived your words and appreciate your honesty and generosity in sharing with us! I know your book will touch many lives and be successful! It takes courage to be vulnerable! Thanks for having the courage to write this book! Xoxoxoxo Donna D. Reply · Like · · Follow Post · Yesterday at 8:08am1 Zhena Muzyka · · Creator at Zhenatv · 130 subscribers Thanks Donna, I keep up on you through Lindsey, you are brave and amazing! Reply · Like · Yesterday at 9:28am Follow Daron Hope · Founder and CEO at Earthtonics Thank you for the inspiration, Zhena! It's enchanting to watch your evolution. You rock, sister! Looking forward to reading your book :-) Reply · Like · · Follow Post · Yesterday at 11:58am1 Zhena Muzyka · · Creator at Zhenatv · 130 subscribers Daron, it's written for women like you-- aspiring, inspired, elevating the world! Reply · Like · · Yesterday at 2:24pm Follow 2 Amy Malin Great post Zhena! I'm going to share this with everyone I know now! xo Reply · Like · · Follow Post · Yesterday at 2:37pm1 John Adams · · Ojai, California Just what I needed to hear today. Thanks for sharing. Reply · Like · · Follow Post · Yesterday at 1:10am Follow 1 Zhena Muzyka · · Creator at Zhenatv · 130 subscribers You're welcome, John, I'm here to be of service. Reply · Like · Yesterday at 9:28am Follow
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