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ABOUT ME

WHAT LIFE ARE YOU
SUPPOSED TO BE LEADING?

What does adventure look like in your life?  Are you going through the motion or are you living on purpose?

Don’t you want to be someone who can say, “Oh, I’ve done that.”?

Let me assure you of something: you are a trailblazer.  You are creating your own path in the world. You don’t have to accept the world in front of you.

Most women spend their time doing what is expected.  They choose the responsible choice.

They dream. They watch travel channels with envy.  They work on their novel in their spare time, but haven’t told anyone that they have a creative interest.

They invest travel books and beg their friends and family to go on amazing journeys with them.

But how many do you think actually get out of their cubicle and go on their dream adventure?  Not many.

I get it though.  It’s easy to be scared.  It’s scary to think about losing momentum at work or losing any type of security you have worked for.  And the thought of disappointing friends, family, and colleagues who expect so much from you is terrifying.

The problem is that you deserve more!
You deserve to be living your dream life.

You deserve to choose the life you lead…

“I’m Amber, the adventure-seeking woman who loves to help women climb out of the cubicle and create the life they love.”

Maybe you’re not comfortable with just picking up and leaving everything you know to be true to take a huge risk like I did.

That’s ok.

That doesn’t mean that you can’t have an awesome life that you have chosen.  That doesn’t mean that you have to sit around passively and watch your life pass by.

You are NOT meant to be a spectator in your own life.

Wherever you are, you need someone who believes in you and wants you to have the life of your dreams so that you can start having adventure, exploring your creative outlet, and enjoying your life.

I’m Amber, the adventure-seeking woman who loves to help women climb out of the cubicle and create the life they love.

As someone who has build foundations in two promising careers, I know a thing or two about what it’s like to volley between a life that looks good on a paper and a life that you actually care about.

MY STORY

It’s hard to believe, but I used to be a really boring, stereotypical government employee before I embraced the minimalist lifestyle and started traveling.

I was just going through the motions at work and in my life.  I was good at my job because it came naturally to me, but I didn’t care about it.  Then, when I got home from work, I would watch TV all night.

My life was boring.  I wasn’t contributing to the world in a way that felt good.

I knew something had to change.

But let’s backup a bit …

After spending 6 years in the military, I graduated from college and got one of the most stable jobs possible: working for the government.  I felt really lucky when I was offered a job that would begin a week after graduation.  I started the job with gusto.  I had also just started a blog to make sure that I didn’t spend my time watching TV all night – which only worked sometimes.

I was pretty disappointed with my job within a few weeks.  My colleagues and bosses were amazing, but the job was menial.  Boring.  And honestly, it only took me about 3 hours to complete the day’s work.

I knew there had to be more out there than this!  I knew that I was meant for more.  I knew that I had to express my creative juices in some format, but I felt so alone. How could I want more when I had “everything?”

I started networking with other bloggers and small-business owners in my area to see what was happening around me.

Once I found my tribe in a small mastermind, I felt like I had found my family.  I was surrounded by other women who wanted to create a life on their own terms.  I didn’t even know that was possible.

After all, I had just come the military where you blindly followed orders and moved into a non-creative job where I was completely overqualified.  I just assumed that this was the path to take because people kept telling me how “lucky” I was to get a government job.  I felt conflicted: I wanted to feel grateful, but I also wanted more.

So, I created more for myself.

“If there’s one thing you should take away from my story, it’s this: you can do the exact same thing. You can have a cushy job and still have have a creative outlet. You can still have adventure in your life. You can take risks and be ok. You can be successful even when you take the road less traveled.”

I started Climb Out of The Cubicle in February 2014.

I started paying attention to the things I was naturally good at and the things people came to me for.  I brainstormed with entrepreneurs friends and decided to become a Life Coach.  I didn’t know where to begin, so I just started coaching.

Soon, I discovered that I wanted to coach a certain type of person. I wanted to coach women who wanted to do what I was doing: to create a life on their own terms.

After months of coaching, being coached, and a lot of self-reflection, I realized that everyone had their own idea of what “life on their own term” means. This made my job even more exciting. Even though I know what my values are and even though I choose to live my life in a certain way, it’s so inspiring to see how other women are choosing to live their lives.

But my real purpose is to help those women who don’t know how to live the life they are supposed to lead.

Today, my life looks completely different that what it did when I started that cushy job.  First of all, I quit that government job and moved to SE Asia to fully devote myself to my business.  And second, I work harder than I ever have, and I show people that life is exactly what you make it.

If there’s one thing you should take away from my story, it’s this: you can do the exact same thing.  You can have a cushy job and still have have a creative outlet.  You can still have adventure in your life.  You can take risks and be ok.  You can be successful even when you take the road less traveled.

Maybe you’re still figuring it all out.  Maybe you don’t exactly know what you want your life to look like yet.  Maybe you are trying to discover where and how you plan to show up in the world.

Wherever you are, you are in exactly the right spot.

I will meet you right there!

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