SDH 026: Exiting the 9-to-5 and Living the Life She Desires with Steph Crowder
Steph is a go-getter lady boss who has found some serious success, first within the corporate world, and even more-so outside of it. She knew there was something more after attaining the impressive position of Head of Sales Training and Development at Groupon, at the age of 26. While in that position, Steph created her own coaching business, Miss Corner Office, and has most recently found herself in the position of FizzleCo’s Director of Member Success.
FizzleCo is an online business training community for entrepreneurs.
Here’s what we talk about:
Steph starts by sharing her story after college and how she knew there had to be more out there
We talk about how she started her career coaching business Miss Corner Office
Steph’s introduction to Fizzle.co and how she created the life that she has always wanted
Exiting Corporate America and the 6th month window to leaving
Letting go of the money and ego and challenging your identity
Excuses we make to protect ourselves and limiting beliefs
“Deep down, I think I just knew that corporate was not going to work for me”
“I could not get past the idea that I would never be in control of my schedule 5 out of 7 days of the week.”
“I felt like I was on this desperate hunt for an alternative lifestyle”
“I just sat in my car and I was like ‘I can do this! If they can do that, why can’t I do it?’”
Once you start challenging your career you start challenging everything else in your life
“If you really do want something […] Once you decide and really believe that you can do that and focus on it, I think your mind opens up to different possibilities.”
“I’m going to find the right thing for me that allows me to live the kind of life that I want.”
“I was still feeling like I was showing up some place, not necessarily doing my life’s work, and trying to live my ‘best’ life in the margins.”
From an ego perspective, the tank was definitely full, but from an intuitive perspective, my heart, and passion – that part just didn’t necessarily feel right.
“I wanted to find the type of work that made me feel like I wanted to be in it for the long haul.”
“I couldn’t have known if it was going to turn out the way that it did, but it was worth taking the risk.”
“If you really want to design your life, you can find a way to make those tradeoffs and make it happen.”
Book Recommendation: Daring Greatly – Brene Brown
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