The Price of Ambition: The Deadly Wake-Up Call That Changed Everything

November 19, 2014 8:06 PM

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I am a mother of two and also a woman who appreciates the sense of victory in climbing the corporate ladder. From the time that my first child was born through the growth of our second child, I overcame seizures, speech delays and asthma while climbing the corporate ladder. But despite the competitor hidden within, my children relying and depending on my presence for each possible moment was important to me. So, I juggled my schedule to make doctor appointments, parent-teacher meetings, sports practice, games, school trips, late-night baking for in school birthday parties, planning extravagant kids birthday parties and having a strict family schedule at home (cooking meals, family night, date night with my husband). In addition to the juggling my two roles as competitor and mother, I had a two-hour commute, worked 10 to 12 hours each day and was pursuing my MBA.

I was not willing to give up on my dream to move up the corporate ladder because it meant having a better lifestyle for us as a family. Even if it meant being burnt out. I was willing to keep burning the candle at both ends. What I did not anticipate was the challenges that came with life and how mu...

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