Here's why I quit my high-flying and high-paying corporate job in the corporate world and became an accidental career coach.
As it's Mother's Day this weekend, I wanted to share it with you.
This is my story - the TLDR version.
I was the Head of Department and Senior Director at one of the biggest companies in the world.
But it was the 10 words I received via WhatsApp that made me leave the corporate world behind.
Growing up, I was very close with my mum.
She was there for me:
- When I graduated from high school and didn’t know what to do
- Whenever I was unsure about my career choices.
She has been there for me, for my ups, and more importantly, for my downs.
The thing was...
A big secret I kept for a long time is that my mum has been battling cancer for over a decade. It was on and off.
Even though I was working overseas, I made sure to travel back home every single month.
At that time, I immediately knew I had to return home permanently.
I should quit, leave my job and make the right decision for my family.
I quit once in 2016, and this would have been my 2nd time.
I had a feeling that If I missed this time...
It was not something I can rewind or money can buy back.
And unfortunately, in 2020, she passed away.
But the 365 days I spent with my mum...
Taking care of her and doing things with her are truly the most important memories I have.
Here’s an important life lesson:
Remember why you’re working so hard for.
I’m thankful because this was something I never forgot on my career journey.
And, while I'm doing something different as a career coach nowadays...
I'd like to think it's working out :)
Thank you for reading my story.
And, thank you for being part of my journey whether you're a:
~ career course student
~ private coaching client
~ weekly podcast listener
~ happy newsletter subscriber
I appreciate you!
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So, Friend, I hope, you too, will never make a decision you’ll regret for the rest of your life :)