Discover how a burnt-out corporate marketing manager decided to quit everything and pursue her best life by learning internet marketing skills.
2019… here I was, reflecting on my career, my life …and having this heavy feeling of not being fulfilled. At that point, I was self-aware that I had had this feeling for a little while but it seemed that I couldn’t get away from it. I felt stuck, you know what I mean? Do you feel stuck sometimes as well?
Let me tell you a bit about my story. I was always an assertive student, the one that would diligently do as per being told. I first graduated with a Bachelor in International Business Management. One thing I was damn sure from my earliest age is that I was always attracted to discovering the world and so I did.
I then decided to specialize in the luxury industry and I pursued an MBA program in “Management of luxury businesses”. And there I was looking for my first job with my freshly acquired diploma, and being hit for the first time by the reality of the job market. It took several months to finally land a job that matched 50% of my criteria as a marketing & sales assistant (with an MBA). I was in one of the biggest luxury firms. My family was so proud of me; consequently, I convinced myself that it was the right direction. I applied myself diligently for 6 years to prove to myself that I could do the work. During those years, I intended to work hard and climb the corporate ladder. I put in the work and checked all the boxes. I thought this was enough to get me promoted, but I always got the same answer; you work very well Alice and we appreciate your commitment but times are tough; we are in an economic crisis; we can’t give you any raise or promote you. I was living from paycheck to paycheck, not being able to save money. This left me feeling very uncertain about my future. Those first 6 years in my career shattered me. I began to lose trust in the corporate system. I needed to find a way out. At this point, I thought that my only way out was to find a job at another company which is exactly what I did.
In 2017, I became a marketing manager for another luxury brand and here I was again working long hours, proving myself, proving I was capable, reliable, talented but once again going from disillusion to another, feeling that I had not enough time left to do what I enjoyed the most, not enough money to do what I wanted to do, feeling stuck in this corporate rat race, forever unfulfilled… I was disillusioned about success, I couldn’t bear the feeling anymore to trade my time for a little amount of money achieving someone else’s dream. The pressure as to whether or not I will be able to pay my bills but at the same time feeling exhausted, the feeling to just be a little “ant” in a big corporation, and be disposable if I am no longer of any use. I felt my life was passing by without being in the driver seat.
In 2019, I awakened. I couldn’t be the passenger of my life any longer. And somehow, I had a deep-rooted feeling that something greater awaited me. I started my journey of self-discovery and soon came across The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. My horizon shifted after discovering this book. I started reading more and more self-development books: amongst them are Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod, Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin, You are a Badass by Jen Sincero, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, and The 4-hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris. I was determined to transform my life and stop enduring it any longer.
I eventually started a self-development program that helped me pinpoint my "WHY" in Life, my goals, my objectives, my desires, my vision. This program helped me to start taking the right steps to move into the life I envisioned. I knew my professional career needed a big change. I couldn’t be in alignment with myself anymore if I were to keep doing the same thing. I needed a change; and as per The Secret, the law of attraction manifested and I came across a video of this guy from Australia; in that video, I discovered that the lifestyle I wanted, was possible. A life of personal and professional fulfillment; a life of self-actualization; a life of time and space freedom; and this is how my journey started.
After seeing the video, I immediately wanted in. I clicked on the link in the video, and I landed on a page where my email was required to receive free videos from a community of digital online entrepreneur experts. Without hesitation, I entered my email. I soon received a response with a couple of free videos. That was how my SUCCESS journey began with this fruitful community.
Now, it is my mission to show others that such possibilities exist. Everyone deserves to live a fulfilling life that allows them to do things they love as well as spend time with their loved ones. If you want me to help you kick start your journey into a life of fulfillment and freedom, it starts here.
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On January 13th, 2021 I have been interviewed by Mentors (the community of digital entrepreneurs I am part of) to share my experience about my journey to starting an online business.