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I used to be a smiley, professional lady who was the most grateful person ever. ​

 
 
Reply Thu 12 May, 2022 09:18 am
I meditated each morning, wrote in a gratitude journal and counted my blessings again every evening during my yoga practice. ​

Unfortunately, in between my morning and evening routines I spent my day feeling drained and unappreciated at work.​

My boss wasn’t treating me fairly. ​
I wasn’t getting any of the opportunities I had clearly asked for multiple times. ​
I was stuck in unmeaningful work. ​

One morning I was leaving my front door to go to work and I felt sick to my stomach.​

My aversion to going to the office had become so strong I actually wanted to throw up. ​

I took a deep breath, pulled myself together and went in anyway. ​

But that’s when I knew I had to stop “thinking positive” and actually do something. ​

I quit my job shortly after and that was the beginning of what I call “my new life.”​

I got crystal clear on what I really truly wanted - besides just looking successful on paper - and made that my networking pitch. ​

I told everyone I knew what I wanted and put that in my cover letters. ​

Next thing I knew I landed a new role with double the salary.​

And all that networking led me to others over the next 10 years including working in over 9 countries, a managerial position at the UN, becoming an investor in startups and starting my own business. . ​

Lesson learned: ​
Gratitude for where you are is vital no matter where you’re at in life. ​

But sometimes you need to realize you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired and change up your strategy to become who you’re meant to be. .
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2022 10:10 am
@dalia1298,
Agree and what you went through at work to me has nothing to do with you not being positive and having gratitude. It is all about being in a toxic environment and being taken advantage of. I look at you moving on as being positive... You didn't stop thinking positive by leaving quite the opposite

You showed gratitude towards yourself by leaving. You deserve it.

And you turned a negative into a positive by pulling together your networking pitch.
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2022 03:13 am
@Linkat,
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
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