Take the First Step to Escape the Rat Race

A rat race is a term used for an endless, self-defeating or pointless pursuit. … The rat race is a term often used to describe work, particularly excessive work; in general terms, if one works too much, one is in the rat race. This terminology contains implications that many people see work as a seemingly endless pursuit with little reward or purpose.” ~ Wikipedia

Okay, so you have finally poked your nose out of your cubicle and sniffed the winds of change.  And now you stand on the Threshold of a Dream (paws up, Moody Blues fans).

A wise-acre – okay, wise man – named Confucius once noted that “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”  What he forgot to mention was the preparation that goes on BEFORE taking that first step to escaping the rat race – the agonizing, the planning, and dealing with the FUDs (Fears, Uncertainties and Doubts).

This blog is designed to assist you in the process of escaping the rat race to create a fulfilling Encore Career. It is meant to help you focus on the journey and to prepare you for the road ahead. The intention is to transform your FUDs into something exciting and fun.

So fasten your seatbelts and join us as we caravan together to our various destinations.  Learn about the obstacles others have faced on their journeys to an exciting Second Act!.  Draw encouragement from their experiences, setbacks and triumphs, feel the excitement that pervades our expedition, and of course, feel free to share your own thoughts with your fellow travelers.

Along the way, I’ll share what I’ve learned on my own journey of escaping the rat race to design my Encore Career and a lifestyle. You are encouraged to share your journey with your fellow travelers from wherever you are on the path toward finding fulfilling and playful work that serves your highest and best calling and life purpose…and oh yeah…earns you a paycheck!

I look forward to meeting you and hearing your stories. I want to learn about your career transitions and/or what you are thinking about in terms of creating what’s termed as an Encore Career.


Welcome to a future without limits! Now’s YOUR time! Begin exploring your options and opportunities for a future that lights you up! Call Coach Sue at 949-212-4345 for a complimentary “get acquainted” coaching session or email sue@threesquarescoaching.com