I have found the key to my happiness, purpose and the life I was meant to live.
And it doesn’t have to do with a lucrative job, a perfect romantic relationship or a pair of designer shoes.
I have broken every rule of success I have been taught.
I started living a life that is true for me based on my definition of success.
And, I have never felt so energized, alive and free in my life.
But only several years ago my life looked very different….
From an early age, I remember I always felt the pressure to have the “perfect life” and fell into what I like to call the Superwoman Complex: straight A’s in school, a degree from a prestigious university, a high six-figure salary, a successful lucrative high-powered career, and a closet full of designer clothes, bags and shoes.
No big deal, right?
After all, these were the keys to achieving the “perfect life” and no price was too high to go after it. Not even sacrificing my health or relationships (or lack thereof).
So I played by the “rules” and earned coveted spot after coveted spot at Fortune 500 companies and was on my way to a high powered finance career.
I got it all and I ain’t got nothin’!
After 29 years of accumulating impressive achievements on a piece of paper, I arrived.
But one day as I sat behind my mahogany desk, piled high with spreadsheets and financial market data, wearing my non-descript business attire, staring straight at my computer screen that sat in front of a white wall, I had a flash, a sort of signal from my soul.
The flash came from a place long-gone, a thought I had when I was 12. “I wanted to do something BIG, something MEANINGFUL like finding the cure for cancer.”
Suddenly my golden surroundings were left slightly tarnished and all I saw were golden handcuffs.
Deep down I felt I had forgotten my mission to do and be someone extraordinary in the world.
What happened to me? I hate spreadsheets. Yet, my life was surrounded by it.
Everything I worked for years to achieve suddenly looked empty and meaningless.
It’s like that hamster wheel I was on slowed down just enough for me to question where my life was headed.
When you question one thing, you question everything.
The truth was…
I built a castle that felt more like a prison.
My big achievements somehow had nothing to do with why I’m on the planet.
I had blindly followed the path to achieving the “perfect life” and yet I couldn’t be more miserable.
A Life-Changing Decision…
Less than a month after my 30th birthday I hit rock bottom. I had to make a decision to change my life or go on feeling unfulfilled and miserable.
It was time to finally find out who I really was stripped away from all of these academic achievements and job titles.
And because I made that decision, a series of miraculous things happened.
One by one, I found books that inspired me, quit my job, enrolled in a yoga teacher training program, applied to graduate school and took a year off and traveled.
Shortly after entering graduate school I got that nagging feeling again that something wasn’t right.
So I left the program a semester early to go into the world of digital advertising and start-ups.
I thought that being in a more creative start-up environment would make me happier.
But it didn’t.
Less than a year into this job I was back to searching for something with more meaning and purpose.
I had some clues of what I wanted to do, but I really struggled to figure it out on my own, and that emptiness and inner turmoil I felt a few years earlier was back but even stronger now.
I knew it was that pivotal moment where I had to stop going in the wrong direction and start following the signs that would lead me to my calling.
And then the universe intervened.
I saw a free workshop called She Creates Something from Nothing. And something stirred in my soul. I knew I had to go.
It was there that was surrounded by women just like me who were searching for more.
And I made a commitment to myself that I would work to find my calling and have the courage to pursue to no matter what.
Fast forward a year later.
After lots of inner work, permission to experiment and listening to my intuition, I realized my calling and unique brilliance is to empower other women find what their meant to do using the tools, techniques and resources that worked for me along my 5 year journey to get here.
And now I cannot wait to share what I know to empower you to brilliantly shine!
My professional credentials (I threw it in, in case you were interested)…
- I’ve worked as a research analyst for a Fortune 500 corporation and a multi-million dollar investment firm.
- I worked in business development for start-ups and built a rolodex of executives at major brands like Pepsi and L’Oreal.
- I’ve had 7 jobs total, 4 in financial services and 3 at start-ups.
- I’ve worked for companies as large as 5000 and as small as 7 people.
- I’ve landed my last three jobs just through my network. The power of cultivating a large network is key.
- I’ve been offered a role to head up marketing for a tech start-up when I’ve never worked in marketing a day in my life.
- I completed graduate coursework in business and journalism from a top university.
- I worked for 4 months on a holistic health tech company that never launched. I learned A LOT from this one including what it takes to build a tech company.
- I have two bachelors: one in economics and one in accounting. I don’t use either.
- I’m a Certified Public Accountant and a certified holistic health coach.
But who really cares, right? That’s just my resume…the two-dimensional version of me…and I’m not a piece of paper.