You ever have that feeling that you’re totally off track?
WELL…. so here’s the story:
For the past few years I’ve been on a quest to discover my true purpose, where I belong and what I have to offer the world. Along the way I’ve explored my fascinations with real estate, brands, social media marketing and business. I’ve been writing, speaking, training, coaching but all the while wondering if it was serving any real purpose.
And then fear and doubt set in. I worried about my security. I worried about whether I really have what it takes to survive and thrive on my own, and I wanted to know if the corporate world would accept me. I felt I had something to prove to me, and to the rest of the world. I needed validation. Big time.
And I got it when a local PR firm offered me the Senior Manager of the Social Media Division; window office included.
YAY! I AM someone! I have been truly validated! I’ve made the big time. Oh ego… *eye roll*
What I determined very quickly, just like when you’re dating, sometimes its just not a good fit. I instantly became more clear about who I am, my skill set, the value I deliver and the life style that I want.
After attending The Art of Marketing conference yesterday (the day after I walked away from my contract) where Arianna Huffington dropped pearls of wisdom about the importance of ‘The Third Metric‘ and redefining success, I was validated once again. Sleep deprivation, stress, hard selling and masculine competition does not have a place in my life. My focus is on my family and friends, health and wellness, delivering true value and living a purposeful life. That happens when I’m truly helping people, have the time and space to be creative at my pace, am valued for my skill set which includes engagement and community building, brand awareness, promotions, content generation and curation and business strategy.
I’m home, and back on track. Priorities in check and I’m back to work designing my life and my career to benefit everyone. Grateful for the opportunity, the learning and the clarity.
Always up for #ConversationsThatMatter and investing in relationships where we can find mutual benefit, I move into the next chapter…. AGAIN. #LifeIsAJourney