A newspaper columnist at a large newspaper wrote on his personal blog about his fears of losing his newspaper job.

As you know, newspapers are on shaky ground these days.

Newspapers in large cities are closing one after another.

This journalist has so far survived several lay offs at his paper but knows it's only a matter of time before it's his turn, or the paper closes completely.

He has a family to support and writing is all he's ever known, he doesn't have other job skills.

He's afraid of the possibility of having to switch careers someday and possibly earning money in a field that does not interest him.

I shook my head as I read some of the comments, people who discouraged him from pursuing blogging or other
entrepreneurial endeavours.

Because I'm a coach and help people through transitions, I've seen many people like him resist changing into someone new.

They enter adulthood with a certain identity and think they will be able to cling to that one identity their whole life.

I call people like this "one lifers."

They cling to their jobs like it's a lifeline...until it becomes a death line.

A one-lifer's mindset is a limiting belief.

If you've told yourself only one story about yourself your whole life so far (such as "I'm good at numbers and am an accountant and that's what I do") it's time to start working on another story.

You never know when you may need to start living that other story.

Your next great idea or opportunity, which could create a financial windfall, could be right around the corner.

But you won't see it if you're limiting yourself to a one life mentality.

Wishing you overwhelming success,

Author's Bio: 

Richard is a Master Practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Hypnosis, and Neurological Re-patterning™. He is also the co-founder of New You Life Coaching.

Because his interests stem from philosophy, spirituality, psychology, and leadership, Rich’s coaching style incorporates a rare and ingenious approach to understanding and empowering you in an insanely effective manner.