When I quit my corporate executive job over a year ago, I had so many people wonder why I did it. To them, the outside world, I was a major success. The big salary, fancy title, luxury corporate vehicle, amazing bonuses… The list goes on and on. But, here’s the thing, their definition of success was not my definition of success. My definition of success was not traveling 40k miles a month. It was not missing every single preschool program, sporting event, and important days for my children.
My definition of success IS having the freedom and flexibility to walk my boys to school. To create meaningful connections with my husband, children, and those around me. To encourage, support, and empower women to find their strengths and turn that into a business. To help entrepreneurs grow their business beyond even what they could dream. To make a difference on this earth. To be a part of the good.
It wasn’t easy to walk away from a 15 year career, I was really scared! I really had to flex my courage muscle, but I’m so glad that I did… I’m a different person than I was a year ago. And I really like the person I am.
It was a hard step to take, but as Dale Carnegie said, ‘Action breeds confidence and courage.’ Oftentimes, we just have to take that first step. Courage is just like a muscle, the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets.
How will you flex your courage muscle?