Elizabeth Pearson helps high-achieving women break out of their cages. She teaches practical steps to shift your mindset, unshackle yourself from your limiting beliefs, and helps you seize the fire of inspired work to ascend to new professional heights and transcend personal setbacks. In career confinement, she provides real-life client stories featuring women who broke free and are living filth and abundant lives. Through easy-to-follow actionable steps for both your professional and your spiritual development, Elizabeth guides you to living the life your soul is begging you to live. Here’s my conversation with Elizabeth Pearson.
Welcome to Author Hour, I’m your host Benji Block. Today I am thrilled to be here with Elizabeth Pearson. She’s just authored a new book titled, Career Confinement: How to Free Yourself, Find Your Guides, and Seize the Fire of Inspired Work. Elizabeth, great to chat with you.
Elizabeth Pearson: Thanks for having me on. I’m excited about our talk.
Benji Block: Yes. Okay. I’m going to start by reading your introduction to our listeners. You can sit back and relax. I know this is going to take a long time. Here’s your introduction. My intro is there is no intro, you don’t have time to read an intro. I loved that. I loved opening your book to that, but give some background on your work, the things that you’re doing these days. What led to this sense of urgency about getting this book into the world?
Elizabeth Pearson: Yeah. So, I coach women in various roles across various male-dominated industries, a lot of them are in tech, and they’re in medicine. What I was thinking was, they have such great stories of transformation, right? A lot of times when they get to me, they feel stuck. They feel disempowered. We have this wonderful journey together. No two stories are alike. I thought, what if we could put this in a book so women could grab this book, and be able to just flip through different chapters and find themselves? Has it been diverse enough that they can see themselves in one of these clients’ journeys?
They also share a lot of the tactics that I used with these clients to get them over the hump to the other side. Not everybody can work one-on-one with a coach, sometimes there are financial limitations, and sometimes there are time constrictions. I just wanted to be able to provide something so that nobody ever really felt like they were trapped in their circumstances. That’s what birth the book.
Benji Block: I love that. Okay, so the ideal reader is, just give us the situation, that type of woman you want to pick up this book and read it.
Elizabeth Pearson: Yeah. I always call them, a lot of times, they’re the road warriors. I always told everybody, that this book has to pass the first-class test, which is for women who travel so much for work that they automatically get upgraded to first class. You’re usually next to a guy in a suit, or guy in joggers, who’s probably also very high up. That little shared piece of table or whatever that you have. I would sit in the first class, and I would put down a book, as I was getting my phone out or my headphones, and sometimes I would cringe, at the book that I was reading there that everybody else in the first class could see.
I felt like these are women, who are dedicated to their careers. Most of the time, they’re also mothers. They could also be a younger millennial who’s become a road warrior, somebody who’s just really dedicated to their career advancement, but at the same time, it might start to feel like a cage, which is, hence career confinement. So those times when I was on those planes, I was a lot of times my ego was riding high. I was like, “Oh, man.” I’m getting flown around and I’m meeting with these huge buyers. Buyers for Target and CVS and these huge retailers. But when I thought about my happiness and fulfillment, did it matter that I was upfront? No, if anything, that was a signal that I was working too much. I was working way too hard. I was making a big sacrifice.
It’s the woman who just feels like she might be an overachiever. She’s a perfectionist, but at the same time has these moments where her soul speaks to her and says, “What are we doing this for? Is this all there is? Is this what we’re going to do, we’re just going to work ourselves to death. That’s when they can create the space to have that pause and reflection. Hopefully, this book can meet them at that moment and then show them how to move forward in a different direction and still have a very fulfilling career, but one that is more in sole alignment with what they manifested here on this physical plane to do.
Benji Block: When you’re working with women, they’re coming to you. I love that metaphor thereof being in different cages. So they come in, they’re all in these different cages. They’re scared to step out beyond the bars into their full power, as you would put it. I can sense there are a number of different ways that play out in real life. Talk to me about the recurring cages that you have to confront.
What Cage Are You In?
Elizabeth Pearson: Yeah. As you said, there are a lot of different cages. Sometimes there’s relationship confinement, sometimes there’s a career, sometimes their parental confinement, maybe you have a child with special needs, right? I’ve met a lot of women, specifically over the pandemic, who had a child with special needs, school shut down, they couldn’t just put their kid in the next room with Zoom. Their kid needed attention. They had to walk away from their careers. They thought it was going to be a couple of months of a hiatus, turns out two and a half years later, they feel stuck. Kids are starting to go back to school, but now they feel they’ve lost their place in line, if you will, in the career path.
Their various cages, and relationship cages are huge. So many people are in relationships that feel suffocating, for lack of a better term, they feel trapped. They’re thinking about their kids, and they’re like, well, I won’t get a divorce or I won’t leave, because what’s it going to do to my kid? All of these things are these proverbial cages and they can feel incredibly real, right? But at the same time, if we don’t acknowledge we’re in the cage and that we allowed those bars to be erected around us, sometimes we’ve done it to ourselves, especially with the work stuff. If we’ve become a workaholic or we’ve let our self-care, our self-guidance, go to the side, we allow that cage to be built.
Once you take ownership of whatever situation you’re in, you reclaim your power. Then we can start to talk about how to lower those bars or make the bars wider so that you can start to step out and see what else is out there. At the end of the day, a lot of it is a self-worth issue. It’s also a mindset issue of really being too fearful to take a risk on yourself. But at the end of the day, man, are, we all just going to reserve to be in a shitty job, a job that we don’t love, because we feel like we have some financial scarcity? I mean, a lot of times, that’s very real for people, but I would just push back on anybody who says that. You always have a choice.
Benji Block: I like that you brought up mindset and self-worth there. I think of, in one sense, women are going to come to you and they’re going to go, “Okay, I’m sensing this need for a coach for someone to come alongside me and help me break out of this cage.” There are others that almost seemingly don’t realize they’re in a cage and they can’t identify it. So I like that you’re providing some words for people to pay more attention and be able to spot their cage. I almost want to do that as a thought exercise quick. Are there some questions and prompters we can be asking ourselves to identify the cages that we might be putting ourselves in?
Elizabeth Pearson: Absolutely. There are definitely some questions, but the overarching thing you have to think about is, Is this something that feels good? I think we’re in soul alignment when we’re doing things that feel good. Now going out and drinking three glasses of wine and then watching Housewives could feel good at the moment. We know that’s not what I’m talking about here. That’s not going to be something that is going to serve you long-term. It’s more like do I feel really good when I’m creating something, right? If I have a creative outlet, if I am in a relationship, even if it’s with co-workers, what feels good? You can ask yourself questions like, number one, if you have Sunday scaries, there’s a problem. It’s become this thing where it’s trending now like #Sundayscaries. I hate my job. There’s always Instagram –
Benji Block: It’s like normalized.
Elizabeth Pearson: Yeah. It’s the same with Mommy wine time. That is problematic. We’re all just embracing, Oh, everybody’s drunk now. It’s like, yeah, you’re drunk because you’re unhappy. Our soul will nudge us and it will find these opportunities of stillness to come in and say, “Psst. Let’s go over here. I don’t like what we’re doing. This is not for us. This sucks. Let’s move on.” Then our rational survival brain shuts it down and says, “Yeah, but we have to pay bills. Yeah, but we have kids.” Yeah, but all of this stuff. I think we have to ask our souls the questions that identify the speaker. Who is the one sending these messages to you?
Most of the time, it’s your survival brain or its resistance. A lot of the time, it’s not your soul. Your soul does not want you to be unhappy. Your soul wants to experience the bliss that is out there. Anytime you start to feel uncomfortable. Even if it’s in a situation that you just don’t want to do. For me, I actually didn’t to travel and I wasn’t going to like Thailand and fun places. I was going to like Madison, Wisconsin. I was going to like these great places, but at the same time, those were days away from my infant children that I was never going to get back. It wasn’t fun. It wasn’t bougie.
I hated going out and having small talk with people I knew I was never going to see again, just to try to convince them to carry a product I was selling. It felt inauthentic and gross. That’s why every time I had to go to the airport, as I would back out of my driveway at least a couple of tears would fall. Then it was this grind until I pulled back into the driveway, and could be back at home, on my couch with my kids. That wasn’t feeling good. After 13 years of that, my soul finally woke me up and said, “We’re not doing this anymore. We have to figure something else out. There’s always an option.”
Benji Block: Yeah. Let’s stay in story mode for a second. Because one of the things I really appreciated about your book is the number of stories that you actually highlight. Real women some of their names change so that we can honor their story. But give us a real-world example. Someone comes in, they’re aware, maybe not even fully aware of the cage that they’re in, but they have some inclination, I’m hitting some ceiling, I’m unable to break out of this box. Give us the before and after, if you would Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Pearson: Yeah. One amazing story is of a client. She had been for her entire career with this insurance company. She’d been there 25 years, right? She climbed that ladder, she did everything you’re supposed to do. She’s even a military wife. She had a four and I think a six-year-old when we first started working together. She came to me and she was they’re trying to I feel their tone with me has changed. To me, it was okay, they’re trying to put her out to pasture, right? I see this coming. It’s the boyfriend who doesn’t want to date you anymore, but doesn’t have the balls to break up with you. So he’s just a jerk to you for two months until you break up with him.
Employers totally do that, right? For many reasons, a lot of times, they don’t want to pay you severance or unemployment. So they will just make it so uncomfortable that you quit. That’s what they were doing with this client, which in the excuse that they were using was that she was supposed to be located in the northeast, while her husband who’s in the military got stationed in St. Louis, right? So she had to be there. She got the sign-off from the company. Then after the whole family had moved and she was still totally dedicated, now she’s traveling to the northeast, to check the box and check on her clients. After a couple of months. They said, “You know what, this isn’t working for us you living here. You need to move back to the northeast or this isn’t going to work out.”
She’s like, “Wait, what?” There wasn’t anything that they had concrete evidence of there was a poor performance. She was her region was the top performing region of the entire company. So when we press them, they said, well, sometimes your attitude is just a little bit too direct. It was so funny because her husband was being praised in the military for being direct. That was being applauded, but as a woman in corporate America that an excuse to demote her or exit her from the company. Then they made it really unstable, right? They started doing humiliation be on a national conference call and they announced her new role, which was a demotion, which they had never even passed by her.
You wanted to call you a person’s self-confidence and spirit, you pull some stuff like that. She was coming to me and her initial intention for working together was to resolve this, right? Keep her, her job. She wanted me to help her change her personality, right? So that she could get back in good standing with them. I said, “No way. That is your personality. That is your asset to a different company. They just don’t see it.” So we need to go somewhere where they’re going to embrace this and see this as a huge asset. She was very reluctant, right? Resistance comes in. Anytime you start to explore outside the cage, anytime you’re thinking maybe I’ll go somewhere else, because to her she had – this was a 25-year cage, right? It didn’t always feel that.
Yada, yada yada, we started we did her LinkedIn, we did some coaching, she did some mindset work, she and started to feel physically strong. A lot of this is physiologically, too, right? Embracing her body, working out, and things like this, really made her more mentally resilient. Then when we got to the point where we had an offer that was 200K over her base comp, they came back. She had just said, I’m going to move on. We had done it so that she was going to, she had an option to take the demotion or in 30 days be exited. I said, “Go ahead. Let them lay you off. Then we’re going to get the severance. Then we’re also going to get paid out on your three months of back PTO.” Right? So she had a nice chunk of change coming to her. Then we have this big offer.
Then these jerks come back and beg her to stay. Not only give her, her other job, but then put her on a fast track to being be promoted if she stayed. This is what happens. Then she’s confronted with the cage again, but it’s a little fancier fancy now, maybe it’s cleaned out, maybe it looks a little better, but it’s what she knows. So her first reaction was, “Oh, my God, we got what we wanted. I’m just going to stay here.” Right? They’re going to pay me more. It’s going to be okay.
I was like, “Oh, no. We’re not going back to that cage.” There’s no way. Once an employer has broken your trust like that, in my mind, you got to go. There’s no way. Past behavior predicts future behavior, we were out there.
Benji Block: Did they show their cards?
Elizabeth Pearson: Absolutely. She ended up walking away. She’s in her new job. She feels so empowered. She just says that she feels like a bird with wings and that she feels free. So that’s hard to do all by yourself from that place of disempowerment. When you have external conditioning, questioning your worth daily, and then your head takes that message and runs with it, it’s very hard to be able to take that risk to walk away. That’s why I think you need support. Hopefully, this book can act as one of those steps and one of those pillars of support for women to really see it for what it is and see that they actually can do much better.
The Role of Others in Our Journey
Benji Block: Yep, let’s stay on that topic. Let’s talk about the role that others play in our journey, some from a distance, right? I agree. There are books, there are almost mentors that don’t know that they’re mentors, maybe it’s videos on YouTube, those types of situations, and you do a lot of quoting of those people for you. I just wonder for you personally, who are some of those people that have shaped you? How have they shaped you? Maybe it’s close or some of those further ones like your joke about Oprah throughout the book, which I appreciate.
Elizabeth Pearson: Yeah. I call them guiding lights, but these are, they’re the coach in my head. One big one was Wayne Dyer. I mean, Wayne Dyer is the OG of self-help. He’s so wonderfully called BS on a lot of our excuses. He has this great book, Excuses Begone. When I started to have my spiritual awakening probably 10 years ago now, he was one of the first books that manifested in my awareness. I decided to embrace it. Then it was like I was a junkie. I was like, “Ooh, what can I do next?” I know that a lot of women, I think between 25, and 60 are just they’re the demographic buying self-help books. I think I saw a stat that 93% of self-help books are written by men. I’m like, “Okay, this doesn’t make sense. Why are all the men writing the books and all of the women are the ones reading them?” Right?
Men are reading books on business. Women are reading books on spirituality and self-help. I saw a problem with that. I was like, “This book needs to hit both of those buckets.” They’re intertwined with each other to have professional fulfillment, you absolutely be in soul alignment, and get in touch with, what I call your witchy side. Wayne Dyer was a huge one. I think the people around you, are rig. I mean, we’ve heard it a million times that your net worth is your network, and all of the stuff that people around you, do and picking a partner if you do decide to pick a partner in life, that is the most important decision you will ever make.
I was lucky enough to find an incredible partner. I hang on to him for life and death. I mean, we joke that if one of us wants to leave, we’re just going to find each other and track and drag you back, because he has been such a support. I mean, there’s no way I would have done any of this over the last five years if I didn’t have my husband, Ryan, being my biggest cheerleader. In the book, I even say thank you for not allowing me back into the cage. He saw that I was brave enough to walk out of it and on the days when I wanted to run back and just go get another job. I call it a real job. He had shot the cage door. He was like, “Nope, we’re not going back there.” Right. Similar to how I was doing with clients. It was no, we’re not going back.
I think you need to have people who are going to shut that door and hold you out in the risk out in the new, uncomfortableness you’re feeling versus letting you go back to old patterns. Those people are very hard to find. There are so many girlfriends who want you to do well, but maybe not better than them. There are all these different caveats like, “Well, I like you the way you are.” Right? “I like you drunk on my couch.” I like you this or that. If you’re trying to better yourself, it could make them very uncomfortable. I always say with meetup and all these wonderful networking groups now, you can just find a new group to help strengthen you, right? Or a coach, or read books. I mean, go to the library. Check them out, they’re free. You don’t have to drop a bunch of money on it, but you do need to find other voices that are going to not only help you see the path, but they’re not going to let you turn around and go back to where you were.
Benji Block: Yeah. It’s such a big point to go out of your way to if you feel there aren’t those uplifting people or if you have just been stuck in the same group of people for a long time. Then yeah, you’re established in their minds in a certain way. So when you start to change, it does create some friction. So having those new relationships where people see you in a different light is always helpful. I appreciate you speaking both to the books on that side of things, but also the real-world relationships because I think both are so important.
I want to go to the more woo-woo magic side of things because I loved, it you gave this question, and you give several that I ended up highlighting and writing down, but one of them was what’s the harm in staying open-minded to all sorts of magic and woo-woo? I’m not particularly woo-woo, but I’m intrigued. I think my curiosity is obviously why I do a job like this. Talk a little bit about that side of things, because clearly spirituality and business they play right alongside each other us knowing our worth and how we show up at work are so tied together, but how do you see magic and this woo-woo side playing together?
The Spiritual Side of Business
Elizabeth Pearson: Yeah. I think it can help you have more courage. If you feel like you have a spiritual board of advisors which is what I’ve dubbed them, but these are your ancestors, these are your angel guides. This is the 75% non-physical part of you, right? If you want to call it your soul, b think we’re tethered to a non-physical part of the course we can talk to that person all the time. You can legit, have conversations with them. People might think you’re a little bit nuts, but I talk to my dead grandmas and all these people all the time, especially when I have a big decision to make. I’ll ask for signs like Angel signs. So for me, it’s an orange VW bus. It was just the book goes into how it came to be. I think it’s very –
Benji Block: Let’s actually go down that road a little bit because that’s one of the things I highlighted. I just want to talk about Angel signs for a second.
Elizabeth Pearson: Yeah.
Benji Block: You don’t spend forever on it, but you spend a chunk and you show how you can use them to—yeah, talk about that more.
Elizabeth Pearson: Yeah. There’s so huge, because once you start to utilize them and decode these messages that come through, you really expand your mind to be able to adopt the notion that there is this energy that we can play with, and manifest whatever we want to be guided. We can get answers. I love a psychic and I love an Akashic reading and all that stuff. Taro and I play with all of that, but at the end of the day my non-physical being is guiding me, but I just need to be able to recognize when she is and we all have this. So for me one way one tool is to establish some angel signs.
like I said, mine is a random orange VW bus. Yours could be – I had one client, hers was a double purple Mohawk, right? You can make it something very obscure. One, I think in Pam Grout’s book, E-Squared, she talks about a sunset-colored van. It can be a blue butterfly. One of my clients was a jittery mushroom. It doesn’t have to have this big significance. It can just be something that you see and you’re like, “Oh, that’s cool.” Or something that you notice. But it has to be something that you’re not going to see like it can’t be a red car. You know, you’re going to see a bunch of those. Your survival brain will immediately rationalize those away, like, of course.
You hear all these studies, once you focus your brain on looking for something, you will start seeing it very true. Your rational brain will say, “See. That’s just our brain working, that isn’t a spirit that isn’t energy guiding us.” It needs to be pretty hard. One time I had asked for a gray feather. It was a very specific question I had. It might even have been around this book like, is this worth it? Should I do this? Fraud syndrome, imposter comes in. I asked to see a gray feather in 48 hours. You have to look for it you’re on a scavenger hunt, right? So I was looking as I was walking on the street, I would look down. I would look in my Instagram feed, I would look for it, nothing.
On debut three, I was like, “Okay, well then that’s the sign. I’m not supposed to write this book.” Then sure shit, my husband and I are packing for a vacation. You know, those old-timey pillboxes where it’s like, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. So this was a Sunday. I grabbed one out of this bag, we’re going to Hawaii. My Hawaii beach bag that I had moved here from Chicago and it was in a box. I was ready to use it. Pull it out. There is this pillbox at the bottom of this bag, and I open Sunday, which is the day it was on. I’m not even kidding. I think I have a picture of it on Instagram. There is a small gray feather in that Sunday spot in the pillbox.
I just bawled, you know what I mean? I was like, okay, okay, okay, I get it. I get it. Thank you. Thank you. I think that you can ask just to see specific things and it’s great for kids to do to like my daughter. Hers are wiener dogs, right? When I tuck her in at night, I’m like, “You can talk to your guides. You can talk to your angels.” It’s just probably another way of praying, but I feel like she talks to her dead grandma. I’m so sorry, dead great-grandmas. One morning, I was driving her to school and there was this guy, no joke walking three wiener dogs and they were in vests, it was hilarious. I said, “Look, Delilah wiener dogs.” She goes, “Mommy, I asked the angels last night to show me three wiener dogs before I went to school if they were real.” Here it is, right?
What a gift for a child to feel supported. When stuff gets hard, or when you’re being bullied, or when you feel maybe you got laid off, or maybe you just ended a relationship, and you don’t know that you’re going to be okay. Ask your guides to show you things and I bet you they will just beat you over the head with a million signs.
Benji Block: You typically you’re using this with clients as well with specific parameters like, hey, I asked you to when you’re asking a specific question, maybe this is a prompt or to get things moving or gets your brain thinking on this as well and you’re actively looking. You specifically do it around a question typically or you just, how do you think about it?
Elizabeth Pearson: A lot of times it’s done I stay or go. That can be in a job. That can be in a relationship. That can be maybe they want to move. I’m like, “Listen. Let’s just ask the big question, right? Then from there, we can funnel it down.” When we were looking at moving to California, I was asking for Angel signs. Do we move to San Francisco or do we move to still Cal? I asked, you’re going to think I’m crazy, but I would ask my fan. This is the other thing. These beings can communicate through, flicking lights, random like TVs turning on, my ceiling fan. I lay down and I said, “If it’s supposed to be still Cal, have the fan turn on. I would meditate. It wasn’t probably five minutes into my meditation my face could feel the breeze. I looked up and the fan was on.
Benji Block: What the heck?
Elizabeth Pearson: It was on a remote or whatever. Of course, my neighbor’s like, that’s a faulty electrical. I’m like, whatever. This is where the, what’s the harm comes in. What is the harm of me thinking that my fan is going off or even now I have a lamp in my bedroom, and I will get messages from it, I’m like, “Hey, flash if everything’s going to be okay with the book? Flash, if everything’s going to be okay with something my daughter might be struggling with.” I’m telling you, dude, my husband, he stands up there and I have witnesses, this thing will start flashing on and off. Then I say, “Okay, you’re starting to make me scared, and then it will stay on. It’ll stop.
I think that we can get to this level of asking. That is the only energy that isn’t going to have some ulterior motive or bias behind it, right? You can ask a best friend, should I leave my job or stay? Even a coach, doesn’t know the best. Your soul knows what’s best for you. Do an Oracle deck, right? I send all clients an Oracle deck when we first start working together. I say listen, it can be great if you want to do it every day. Maybe sometimes when you just want some guidance, pull a card and I say look for jumpers. This is when you take the deck and you shuffle it just really fast. Then a lot of times cards will jump out. It can be one card that jumps. It’d be three cards that jump and then look at that and take that as guidance. It is a way to have this open line of communication with these non-physical energies.
Benji Block: Well, I love that you take time and you go spiritual side and you go professional side and there areas sorts of actionable steps that you’re providing. I enjoyed that you’re speaking to both in one book. I think there’s a need for more of that. Let’s go to the professional side real quick as we start to wrap up for those women that are in a place, almost what you were describing earlier, but let’s say a woman specifically feeling overlooked in their work or they’ve been overlooked for promotions. What’s other than like, okay, maybe going getting a coach isn’t their action item right now maybe they can’t do that. What is some other actionable professional advice that you would give to a woman in that situation?
Actionable Professional Advice
Elizabeth Pearson: First up, I think you need to ask your question is my job salvageable, right? Is there any more meat on this bone? It is sometimes what I ask clients and goes with whatever response comes up right away. Your soul is going to say, “No, there’s nothing left here.” Or “Yeah, actually, I think that there’s an opportunity to change the circumstance.” If there is an opportunity for better words to lean in, then I think that it’s okay to constantly refresh your “brand” in that position. Maybe your brand is you work on Saturday. You work late at night. You do all the jobs people don’t want to do. You pretend you don’t have a family. A lot of times we have no boundaries, and COVID made that so much worse with everybody being at home, everybody just feels like they have to be on, whether it’s slack or whatever.
What something that can breed more respect and competence within yourself is to have very clear and very strong boundaries with your employer, right? Then you permit everybody else, especially if you manage people. Sometimes my husband will be up until 2 am working. I’m like, “Dude, put that in the draft folder and have it go out at 9 am. Do not send an email at 2 am.” Number one, it makes you look like you don’t have your shit together like you’re up till 2 am trying to catch up because you’re flailing throughout the day. It just makes you look messy and frankly unorganized.
Have these boundaries, push back, especially men, if you’re in a male-dominated field, have very strong boundaries and push back. I swear to God, they will respect you more than if you just roll over and try to be one of the guys. It’s never going to work. You’re never going to be accepted. The other thing is, don’t ignore your LinkedIn. I swear to God, so many, almost every single client who’s come to me and they felt maybe they weren’t happy in their job, and they wanted to explore. You have to get your LinkedIn together. You have to optimize it. You have to pay attention to it because that is your website. You do have a brand, a professional brand and LinkedIn is your website.
I know it’s not a fun social media platform, but it is one directly related to the amount of money that you can make and the connections that you can get. One thing that I tell them is that if you went to the grocery store and you saw a pint of private label vanilla. Here, it would be like Albertson’s brand. Then you see Ben and Jerry’s. Ben and Jerry’s is 6 and 99, and Albertson’s brand is 299. At the end of the day, the same damn ingredients might be a little higher quality, but it is the packaging of it.
If you have a private label type LinkedIn, you need to make that Ben and Jerry’s. You need to have hyperlinks throughout it. You need to be posting. Don’t ever just go and somebody else’s post, you need to at least comment. So spend some time and I have a LinkedIn course that is very economical on my website, but there are also lots of free resources. Go on YouTube. Watch some videos on how to optimize your LinkedIn. That will do a few things. It will also, you’ll start to get your SEO will rise with recruiters and you’ll start to get some nibbles, people will start coming to you. Even if you don’t want to leave your job, it helps with your self-confidence. If you have people wanting you and that you could walk at any moment if you needed to.
Benji Block: That’s great. Thank you for taking the time to speak to both sides, business and spiritual. The book again, Career Confinement: How to Free Yourself, Find Your Guides, and Seize the Fire of Inspired Work. Elizabeth, this is a great book. I appreciate your time with us. I wonder, obviously, now we’re going to go connect with you on LinkedIn. What’s the website, you want to send people to other ways that we can stay connected to your work beyond just the book?
Elizabeth Pearson: Well, elizabethpearson.com has a ton of free resources and videos. If you want to lean into the witchy stuff, there are all sorts of things, Focus Wheels, Law of Attraction stuff there. Then Instagram is @coachelizabethpearson. Check it out there, feel free to connect, but just remind yourself, what’s the harm in exploring this or reading this book? There are likely zero downsides.
Benji Block: Yeah. I am taking that away from our conversation. What’s the harm? That’s a question I’ve already written in my journal, because of you. It’s a question I’ll continue to revisit. Thank you for this discussion. I know it’s one that we’re getting a lot from. I know the listeners are getting many things from it and the book again, another great resource that you’re coming out with. Elizabeth Pearson, thank you for being on Author Hour with us today. It was a pleasure chatting with you.
Elizabeth Pearson: Thank you so much. I can’t wait for you to tell me what your angel sign is after we get off.
Benji Block: Amazing.