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Career Advice for Leaving The Corporate Ladder

Career Advice for Leaving The Corporate Ladder

Once upon a time, I aspired to be in the role of President of a college or university.

Climbing the organizational ladder was appealing to me at one point in my life, as I planned out my career out ten years in advance. My number one strength from StrengthsQuest was futuristic. Can anyone relate?

While redefining my own career strategy, I’ve realized that success is being redefined in mainstream society. While some people enjoy working their 9-5, aspiring to reach the next promotion, the reality is that many people don’t. Many people choose to be stay-at-home parents, tend to their garden while working part-time, or simply don’t have the option to work because they are on long-term disability leave. I’m starting to see the generalized ‘society’ embrace a rogue life that is very different from our ancestors of fulfilling the “American Dream”. It simply does not exist in the same way anymore.