I hope I’m wrong but it’s likely you are regularly experiencing the symptoms of this kind of abuse – unrelenting stress, financial anxiety, depression over personal and professional uncertainty, concern that at any minute you could lose your job, hopelessness, lack of interest in doing things you love… Need I go on?
When you are stuck living a life that 100% supports the goals of someone or something else – the CEO, the company, the shareholders, the partners – it’s demoralizing. And when the goals come at the complete expense of your dreams, that’s even more debilitating. I know this story far too intimately. Fortunately, I was thrown a lifeline, the same one I’m hoping you will catch and pull towards in a few moments.
An ex co-worker texted me an invite to come meet him for drinks after work. The place he asked me to meet him at was very swanky, way out of my price range. He said drinks and eats were on him. I was curious and grateful. I agreed. Friend, this was the best decision I ever made! Once the drinks arrived, he got serious.