Expecting the perfect job to be your savior with Sarah Knight

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As a grown, independent person living in the almost-2020s, it would be highly embarrassing to admit that you secretly hope for a knight in shining armor to sweep you off your feet like a damsel in distress. You can pay your own bills and don’t need rescuing, thank-you-very-much.

BUT … while most of us have gotten over the desire for a savior when it comes to romance, a LOT of us are still very much hung up on the idea of a job that might save us. And frankly, it’s just as codependent and problematic as hoping a person will save you!

In this month’s interview with a normal person, Rachel talks to her client Sarah about how she got over her need to be rescued, and what happened when she let go of control and let her career sort itself out.

Rachel and Sarah got into…

  • Why hanging all your hopes for happiness on a job is unhealthy and unhelpful.
  • The small thing Sarah did (for 5 minutes a day) that she credits for completely turning her life around.
  • How Sarah went from having no idea where her career was going to total clarity in 6 weeks.
  • The money, opportunities, and signs that popped up at exactly the right time along the way to guide her.
  • Why she’s (ironically) much happier now that she doesn’t expect her job to always make her happy.

After you’ve listened, leave us a comment below to let us know how Sarah’s story resonated with you, and whether you’ve ever expected a job to “save” you.


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Sarah Knight started out with a business degree working in the finance function of a Fortune 25 company. About three years into her now 6+ year career, she started questioning if there was more to life than working a 9-5 job, and subsequently plummeted head-first into a quarter-life crisis. Feeling like a lifeless outsider in the corporate world, she sought help making sense of life and finding direction. Since working with Rachel learning how to connect with and trust her own inner guidance, Sarah has flowed into starting her dream business, S&T Destination Designs, with her business partner, Taylor. Together they help Airbnb hosts maximize their profit with stunning interior design, 5-star amenities and an online profile that stands out from the competition. You can find them online at stdestinationdesigns.com and on Instagram at @stdestinationdesigns.


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  • Sera

    I needed to hear this podcast. I can so relate to Sarah because I too want (have wanted) a (better) job to save me, thinking it would be a cure-all. I’ve been diving into my spiritual side and every sign has pointed toward giving it all over to the universe and to stop trying to control everything and forcing and fighting things. I have the most trouble with wanting control and to think my way out of the situation I’ve found myself. This interview was another timely reminder for me that I needed. Thank you so much.

    • Rachel East

      Hi Sera,

      We’re so glad you found this at the right time! I’m guessing you’ve already listened to our episode about Outrageous Openness, but if not that (and the book) is a great next step. 🙂