Like many of us, I grew up thinking that a corporate job was the best–and-only–path to success. So I threw myself into climbing the “corporate ladder”, getting the promotions and raises, managing the corporate politics. I worked long hours, traveled extensively, and learned everything there was to know about being a corporate leader.
And you know what? I was good at it.
I was successful in corporate in all of the traditional ways. As far as society was concerned, I had “made it.”
However, I knew something was missing.
After making it through downsizings and mergers, I eventually came to a crossroads. I remember the exact moment I decided to leave corporate success to start my own business. We were told that there had been a merger, and our department was now going to work in the NJ office rather in Manhattan where we were. That’s life-changing.
And when I looked at my life — really looked at it — I realized that I wanted something more. I wanted to be in charge of my own schedule, where I worked, who I worked with and my income.
I didn’t want to be just another corporate leader. I wanted to build a different kind of life. One where I not only did work that I could be proud of and that fulfilled me. One that gave me the freedom to live as I wanted. And make the difference in the world that I’d always dreamed of.
I envisioned myself having more time to spend with my family and friends. I wanted to travel, to meet new and interesting people. I wanted to spend time on our boat. And I wanted to be in control of my income, and not be subject to the whims of someone else’s company.
As scary as it was, I knew that I had to embrace being the trailblazer that I was if I ever wanted to live the life that I imagined.
So that’s what I did.
Now I’m living the life I always wanted: I travel when I want. I am in control of my schedule. I have personal and financial freedom.
And our sailboat? Well, every time that I travel from my home in the Hudson Valley of NY to meet with clients in Manhattan, I am happily living on our sailboat in Stamford, Connecticut. Something that never would have been possible back when I was in corporate.
With more than ten years of experience behind me, I am more passionate than ever about working with other trailblazers who have so much to offer and want to “make a ding in the universe”, as Steve Jobs said.
Does this seem impossible? You might think that this lifestyle is out of reach. I can assure you that it’s not, because I have been exactly where you are. Not only have I made the transition from corporate climber to thriving entrepreneur, I have helped other trailblazers make the switch as well.
My mission in life is to work with fellow trailblazers step into their own. Make the difference they know they can.
Contact me today to learn more about how I can help you, or take my quiz to reveal your ExpertiseDNA™.