Steve Belanger: Why I walked away from my six-figure job … and the surprising results a decade later

Steve Belanger: Why I walked away from my six-figure job … and the surprising results a decade later

TEN years ago, in March of 2004, I was a corporate executive at one of the largest media companies in the world. I had a salary north of six figures, a nice office in Manhattan and an expense account. A month later I was sitting at home with no job, no real prospects and no shoes on. I was ecstatic.

Truth be told, I had a pretty cushy corporate gig compared to most, but I was miserable. As good as I had it, I was still just a glorified bean counter, far removed from my earlier dreams of becoming a writer and pursuing more creative aspirations. I’d gotten a job in finance in my early 20s, and the next thing I knew, I was 36 years old and on a career trajectory not of my choosing. Yes, I was succeeding, but at what cost? March 09, 2014 http://www.news.com.au Read More

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