I spent 27 years in corporate America and was able to break out of the mold in 2010. It was a blessing in disguise as I was struggling to fit into a mold that wasn’t destined to be. I’m independent, strong-willed, strong-minded, and creative. And that combination doesn’t work in most companies – no matter what they espouse. Warning – this may be a volatile post for some readers.
I’ve always had a very independent streak. Are you one of those people whos mind moves so fast, it’s hard to keep up? I am! It’s the constant flow of ideas that fuel my desire to be in business for myself, to share my knowledge with others, and to promote the community around me. I want to build my brand. As a corporate employee, it’s difficult to be an individual as the desire is for all to row in the same direction.
Strong-Willed and Strong-Minded
I’ve been called stubborn, obstinate, and unyielding. I prefer to characterize myself as resolute, willful, and unfaltering. My personal belief structure that underpins how I execute my ideas. I am loyal to a thought; once I “buy in” to a project or process, I’m in it for the long haul.
I love Albert Einstein quotes! You’ll find me using a few of them on this site and others. One of my favorites is this: “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” On this blog, you’ll find topics ranging from craft projects to cooking and everything in between.
How To Break Out Of The Mold
There isn’t a clear path for everyone to take as circumstances vary. I can recommend* a few books to read:
- Escape from Corporate America: A Practical Guide to Creating the Career of Your Dreams
- The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
- Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days
I broke out of the mold, and you can do it too! Strive to be an individual in everything that you do. Make sure that you follow me on social media to keep up to date! Remember, no regrets!
*I may receive compensation from the companies whose products I review and/or reference.