Ghosting your job with Lana Jackson


Ever felt like you’re a ghost wandering the halls of your workplace?

Sure, you’re physically there, but the REAL YOU is nowhere to be found. You’re mentally checked out, emotionally drained, and showing up as a watered-down, hollow version of yourself.

In this month’s interview with a normal person, Kristen is chatting with Lana Jackson, who was all too familiar with that feeling.

After years of feeling like a ghost of her real self, trapped by a boring, soul-sucking job, she decided it was time to get clear on what she *really* wanted out of her life and career. Now she’s a budding entrepreneur and personal stylist helping women express themselves from the inside out.

She shares the whole journey with us, in this interview.

On this episode we talk about:

  • The heartache of feeling lost, directionless, and inauthentic
  • The 3 questions Lana asked herself to figure out exactly what she wanted to do career-wise
  • Lana’s advice for staying sane while balancing a full-time job and a side hustle
  • Why making time for silence is the most productive thing you can do
  • Style tips for women who want to feel more empowered and confident (and just generally in life)


Lana Jackson is a wardrobe stylist and founder of Narrative Styling, an image consulting firm that helps women build versatile and effective wardrobes that work from day to night and every occasion in between. Lana believes that style can be used by women to take back their power, because the way you style yourself can give you power over the story you present to the world, and change the narrative of how you feel and how you want others to feel about you too.

Lana is passionate about teaching women how to simplify their dress routines, make the most of the clothing they have, and find clarity with a beautifully refined wardrobe – one that fits their lifestyle needs – allowing women to focus on the things that really matter, like their family, career, and other passions.

Use code NARRATIVE to get $100 off any service with Lana.

Or, for 20% off any service, follow Lana on Instagram and DM her with the code STYLEME.

Lana will be speaking at the Women Empower Expo in DC on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Buy tickets here.


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  • Glasa

    Absolutely loved this episode and hearing about Lana’s journey! I feel like so many of us have been (or maybe are) where Lana was at, feeling like you’re coasting through life (aka “ghosting”). It’s stories like these that remind me to keep pushing, trying things, and reflecting on what fuels my inner fire. Thanks Kristen & Rachel!

    • Rachel East

      We’re so glad you enjoyed this episode, Glasa! Thank you for listening. 🙂

  • Cassie

    I almost cried listening to this episode! Lana sounds like me—I’ve worked a lot of jobs and by the time I’ve been at one for six months, I’m bored. After a year, I’ve mostly checked out. I know the importance of paying the bills and saving, but I always feel like a hamster on a wheel. I’m grateful for my jobs; however, I’ve always wanted so much more out of life. I’ve got a little money in the bank now, which is helping to finally expand my horizons a bit. I’m going to take the Passion profile short course soon and hopefully continue from there. I’m so glad to have found Kristin and Rachel. It is very lonely to be in my shoes and feel like even my family doesn’t understand. I can only really open up to my counselor and one or two other people. I’m looking forward to being happier ????

  • Lana

    Cassie, thank you so much for sharing this. I’m so glad that my talk resonated with you and helped you to feel that you are NOT alone. I’m glad that you have a counselor and other people who understand and support your journey–that’s so important. Yes, it’s hard when even your family doesn’t get it but there are people like me, Rachel, and Kristen, and your counselor who do. I’m so glad that you’ll be taking the PPSC. I hope that course is the beginning of a bright and beautiful new journey for you. Lean into those resources love, you will be happier, not tomorrow but today because you deserve to be happy and you’ve made a choice to invest in your happiness and your purpose. I’m proud of you. Good for you Cassie. Good for you.


  • kat

    thank you for sharing this Lana, I’m in the process try to figure out what I want to do my with my life too. ( prob too late right :(). I can related so much with your story.