My story starts out as safe and mediocre as you can imagine. I was the shy, introverted girl who listened to her parents, followed the rules and was always described as smart, nice and responsible. I was the kid who thought through every situation, worried about consequences and did what I was told. I followed the path society laid out for me. I got good grades, went to a good university and went to work for the #1 global brand after graduating. By age 25, I was promoted to management and had a team of people twice my age working under me. I was on the fast track to success climbing the corporate ladder and shattering glass ceilings.
But I had a secret…I was absolutely miserable. This dream that my parents, teachers and society laid out for me turned out to be a nightmare. That shy, introverted girl was giving presentations on a daily basis to top account executives and advising our leadership team on what we should do. Every day, I was faking it until I made it. I seemed to have everyone fooled, including myself. When I woke up with dread every morning, I told myself it was worth it. If I did the dreaded work now, I could relax later in life. When I would leave the house before my daughter woke up, I would tell myself it was worth it because my paycheck was giving her a better life and funding her college account. When my husband and I would fight over breaking my promise of getting home on time or answering emails at 11:00 at night, I would tell myself it was worth it because this job was giving us the life we’ve always dreamed of. It was a classic case of golden handcuffs, but I had my blinders on and could see no other way.
It all came to a head on my 30th birthday, which I spent alone. It was the wake-up call that made me realize I had spent my 20s dedicated to a job that would lay me off in a heartbeat if they needed to cut costs. Outside of the corporate job title, who was I? Did I even have an identity anymore? This lead me down the rabbit hole of asking some big life questions and ultimately deciding that I didn’t want to spend the next 40 years doing the same thing.
I didn’t want to wait until retirement to start enjoying my life. I want to live life to the fullest now! Instead of waking up every morning with dread, I wanted to wake up with joy and excitement. I wanted every day to feel like a vacation. I wanted to know I was making a positive contribution in the world. If I could manifest success in the corporate world, why wouldn’t I be able to manifest a beautiful life outside of corporate?
Soon after, I felt called to start the Law of Attraction Tribe Instagram page to share my knowledge of the law of attraction with others. Little did I know this would lead to a business, podcast, book, courses and so many beautiful connections.
Now, I wake up every morning filled with joy and gratitude. I do work that I love. I get to be creative every day, and I couldn’t be happier.
It’s amazing what happens when we step off auto-pilot and start intentionally creating our lives. The universe conspires to give us what we want, but we have to decide first. We have to get clear on what we want and have unwavering faith it will be delivered. I am so grateful I made the decision to step out of my comfort zone and leave my corporate job. I set the intention of making a positive impact in the world, and I am on this mission of doing just that. I found my path to joy, purpose and fulfillment, and it is my mission to help others do the same.
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