It was a matter of life and death.
This journey is personal.
I’ve known what it’s like to go from feeling miserable, unfulfilled and on the brink of ending it all to feeling energized, joyful and unstoppable. And you deserve the same.
Some habits are hard to shake. As a first-generation immigrant, it was ingrained in me at an early age that the one sure path to personal and professional success was to get a great education, and work hard.
So that’s exactly what I did, and for a time it all seemed to be working. I got a college degree, landed a good job with a great salary. That didn’t last for too long as I knew that ‘this is not how I have envisioned the way to live the rest of my life’. Then with my mother and our life savings, we opened our own business. We were living the American dream. Everything looked ideal from the outside, I looked like I was prospering. But I had an ugly, nagging secret. I woke up most days feeling burnt out, unmotivated and depressed. I was dying slowly inside.
It wasn’t when I was running my business that I felt lost, because I felt the same misalignment even when I worked in a corporate setting.
Looking back, my search for another, better way of living had begun in my twenties during a time when I battled suicidal thoughts. I felt insignificant because I did not have the same upbringing as my friends did. I paved my own way to get an education. I tried everything I knew to get ahead, but nothing was working. Fear was running my life. I felt broken.
I searched of ways to drown out the overwhelming, life-controlling thoughts, I picked up long distance running which lead me to discover yoga. Yoga saved my life and restored my will to live. For the first time in my life, I felt whole and complete. By sharing my triumph with others, I realized I was not alone. I was hopeful as the little voice told me: ‘this may be IT.’
I continued on…Still…feeling lost and depressed.
Then something happened that rocked me fully awake, and revealed to me my true purpose. A week before my wedding, one of my best friends took her own life. Shocked and devastated, I decided to channel my grief productively. That moment, the ‘way’ to live became clear: is to stop living for everyone else, and doing what others expected of me.
No one should have to lose a friend the way I did.
No one should have to suffer in silence, but so many people do. It doesn’t have to be you.
You would never be happy until you defined your own standard for success. No job, no impressive title, no matter how lucrative, was ever going to bring you lasting fulfillment. Profitability wasn’t to be measured in the number in your bank account, but in freedom. Only when we are free to choose our own destiny and pursue it relentlessly each day will we lead a happy, healthy and prosperous life.
You have the power to choose right now.
Fit To Profit utilizes our founder’s expertise in psychology, cognitive science, holistic wellness, physical training and business. We help executive leaders and entrepreneurs attain peak performance through individual and group life and business coaching programs.
Forget everything you think you know about executive coaching. It’s time for you to unlearn what you’ve been told about how to be happy, healthy and wealthy.