Lisa and I were both on the fast track to success for many years.
I went to an Ivy League school, graduated top of my class, worked on Wall Street, got my MBA from Stanford…eventually I got to this point in my career where I had climbed to the top of the ladder only to realize….crap! Wrong ladder!
Lisa had a similar experience as the youngest and first female on the executive team of a fast growing tech start up. She was named a woman to watch in the leading trade publication, and yet would lie in bed at night with her mind racing, thinking of all the things she had to do the next day.
We were both exhausted, overwhelmed and unsatisfied.
I hit a wall, and I started to question whether it was all worth it.
Why was I pursuing “success” at the expense of everything else? And why hadn’t that made me happy?
Does it have to be so hard?
Since then, we’ve learned there is an easier way to get what you want in life, and it doesn’t have to require so much sacrifice.
Success doesn’t have to require sacrifice. Really???
Lisa and I were both people who did well in school and at work, we tried hard and were used to pushing ourselves. We were shocked to discover how many of our beliefs about success were pushing us unnecessarily.
In fact, these beliefs about what it takes to be successful were making us less successful!
Check out our video on The 6 Biggest Myths Around Success.