Call it a quarter life crisis, identity crisis, whatever you will but over the last year or so I’ve found myself wondering what I want to do with the rest of my life. Realistically, I have another 35 years to work (that’s more years than I’ve been alive!) at minimum before I can think about retiring. In 2013 I received my health coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and felt I found my passion but I’ve had a hard time figuring out how to make that work into my life. With two small children and student loan debt that feels like it will never go away, I’m certainly not at a place in my life where I can just start over. But I’ve been searching for a way to blend a hobby career of my passion for health and fitness into my current life. I’ve thought, and talked, about how to do it it but had not actually done anything with it. Then in October 2014, while at an HR conference, I listened to a speaker who reaffirmed for me that I need to be pursuing my passion.
You’ve probably guessed it by now but that speaker was Miki Agrawal! She is a real person, around my age, who set some high goals and has reached them! She was an investment banker on Wall Street, a professional soccer player, founder of a gluten free, farm to table pizza restaurant in NYC, and is a partner in the company THINX. The inspiration behind THINX will blow you away, I strongly encourage you to check out the website www.shethinx.com to properly understand the concept of the brand. It’s a way to change periods for all women!
Miki has figured out what she is good at, what she is not good at, how to set goals and how to get things done. Oh and the best part – she is just a cool person, definitely someone I could see myself being friends with…obvi! Through this book she walks you through exercises to figure out the same things about yourself. It’s insightful and realistic to what you need to do to make it in business. She doesn’t know it but listening to her speak truly ignited something in me and I’ve been evaluating every aspect of my life every day since. Thanks Miki!
If you have any desire to do what truly inspires you and gets you out of bed every.single.day. read this book! I promise you will not be disappointed!
Question of the day:
What personal development book do you love?!