In my corporate career, defining success seemed quite simple.
Another step up the career ladder. A salary increase. More people reporting to me. A place in the board.
Over two decades of precision jewelry manufacturing under one roof…
But while I seemed to be doing well, my career progress didn’t make me happy. I was losing connection with my self-identity. I merely pretended to be happy, with a smile painted on my face.
But leaving my job was one of the best decisions I have ever made because it helped me to discover what success means to me.
So I decided to work for my father, who has already an antique, poetry, and carpets shop since 1965. One day I told him that I want to do my own handcrafted jewelry, so he helped to achieve my goal. Now my product is unique and certified, I only make 1 piece of every product. All my customers were happy about my product and they encourage me to have a site and be selling on social media so everyone can know me.
Feeling at peace with myself and excited by my work may seem a modest form of success, but it’s huge for me.