As I have mentioned in a previous post, I recently left my corporate management job to pursue my writing and coaching career. My corporate management position had me managing a growing team of eleven employees, supporting two business units across Canada. Conversely, two months later, I am now working for my mom part-time, grading assessments and conducting any office work she requires for her private practice while I figure out my writing career.
It was not an easy decision to leave my corporate job. I had worked my way up to a particular lifestyle and going back to doing office work that I had not done since I was out of school, has been an adjustment to say the least. But I had to check my ego at the door.
There are days where I think it would be easier to just go back. But would I be truly happy not knowing if I could have really made my dream happen?
The answer to that is unequivocally, NO.
I am choosing to put my ego aside, do some of the “dirty work” needed to support myself through this transition and accept that I don’t have all the answers right now. I just have to trust my passion, my instinct and the universe.
By checking my ego at the door through this transition and relinquishing the control that I do not have all the answers right now, I am allowing myself to be vulnerable and as a result I feel a sense of joy and excitement everyday.
No longer tied to superficial comfort, monetary or statuses, letting go of my ego has allowed me to feel authentic happiness.
Is your ego distracting you from your true happiness? Don’t waste another day.