Too many times in my engineering degree, I felt frustrated and unhappy. Many more times in my 11-year corporate career, I felt trapped, discouraged and miserable. And I did absolutely nothing about it.
Well, that’s not entirely true. I griped. I complained. I wallowed in my own self-pity. I gossiped with my co-workers about the unfairness of it all, but in hindsight, I did nothing useful, nothing that helped me leave that situation and define a better one that matched what I wanted to do with my life.
I mean, how are we supposed to know any better than doing what our culture and society teaches us: grow up, get a degree, get a job, be good at it, be grateful for it, do it until you retire. The end. How can we stray away from this if we want to be “responsible” and “successful” adults?
Getting a college degree and having a job still have their merits and advantages; both can be fulfilling if it’s the right fit and if it allows you an opportunity to do something you love and find meaningful.
What about the times when that’s not the case and when you can feel miserable going through the motions? First of all, there’s nothing wrong with you for feeling that way. And there’s everything right with you pursuing the right answer.
I went from a corporate junkie to a successful entrepreneur without a single marketing or sales class or startup experience. And now that I have made that seemingly impossible transition, I am passionate about showing you how to do it with a step-by-step plan.