Why I Quit My Big Time, Powerful, Six-Figure Corporate Job

October 10, 2014 2:51 PM

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Why I Quit My Big Time, Powerful, Six-Figure Corporate Job

Dating back to high school, I had a dream of becoming a wildly successful businesswoman. At the time, and for the next 20-something years of my life, "wildly successful" meant money, titles, secretaries, travel (in first class of course), a condominium with a view in a big city, and Diane VonFurstenberg wrap dresses paired with Manolo Blahnik heels. My presence would demand respect, my decisions would become policies, and my leadership would birth movements.

I knew that my dream would require hard work, so I worked hard. I got accepted at a good college from high school, graduated with honors from a coveted business school, started at an entry level job with a solid company, and worked my way up through the hierarchy to Partner. Success was hard work, b...

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