Tears flowed down my face as I sat in the bathroom stall at work.
Is this really happening again?
It seemed like a normal day at the start, but then my boss lashed out at me in our morning call, and there I was yet again, crying in the bathroom stall at work.
I didn’t even want to work here, let alone deal with this crap.
Unfortunately, this was a regular occurrence. I had actually perfected the quiet cry so I could sneak away into the bathroom anytime I need to bawl my eyes out, then return to work once my red face had calmed...
I didn’t understand. I thought this job at a Big 4 firm was supposed to be the answer. It was a place tons of people would kill to work for, a place that would allegedly “open so many doors.”
None of that was happening, and I actually felt miserable.
Yet at the same time I had NO IDEA what I would do instead of this. I felt completely and totally trapped, frustrated, and confused.
How could I want to leave corporate so bad, yet have no idea what I’d do next?
Eventually I did escape, and as promised yesterday, I want to share with you the first step I took to make it happen.
The first step I had to take to get out of corporate was GETTING CLEAR on what I wanted.
And “leaving corporate” was NOT clear enough. I had to know where I was going after. What did I need from my next job? etc….
As hard as it may feel to do this, getting clear is CRUCIAL.
Tomorrow I’m going to explain HOW I got clear. I can’t wait to share this with you so you can get clear too! Look for the subject “[CH 3 of 5] HOW to start your corporate escape” tomorrow.
P.S. Yesterday I said I was going to give you the first step in quitting corporate, and I did. That first step is getting clear. What do you think?