The Impact of Work
I also faced many challenges - demanding work, an evolving industry that was facing challenges, clients that were in transition and changing strategy and tactics. I also was dealing with the pressure that I put on myself and trying to control things that were not in my control.
I believed that if I just worked harder and more hours that I could fix all of the challenges. I was working 12+ hours a day and my life was all about work. This belief took a toll on me physically, emotionally, and mentally. I was not living the life of my dreams.
There had to be something more but I didn't know how to find it. I was afraid to get off the Habitrail of my career. I was afraid that I would fail in the next chapter of my life.
Road to Success
I left my job in 2021 and returned to California after living in New York. After that, I reconnected with friends and family, traveled, and worked on my Coaching Credential from IPEC. Why Coaching? Because that is what I loved most in my previous work – supporting and helping people on my team to become leaders and be successful.
Crafting and honing my coaching skills has also enabled me to redefine the meaning of success. I have learned that it is my own mind or thoughts that get in the way of achieving my goals. Having the support of a coach also helped me unlock doors that were preventing me from achieving my dreams.
I no longer judge things as success or failure, but simply as an opportunity to learn and grow. On top of that, I also have a deeper understanding of how I have control over what I project to others.
Today, I am living my dream of running my own business, traveling, learning, spending time with people I love, and just being present.