I Quit My Job During The Peak Of My Career

Today is day number 3,725, and it’s the day I press “Control, Alt, Delete.” Over the last decade, I’ve grown a lot — personally and professionally. I’ve also hit many personal milestones along the way — my first car, my first house, my first promotion, and my first “real” vacation to name a few. But none of those carry the depth, meaning, or longevity of finding out what you’re passionate about. For me, that passion starts with…“building.” I’m not talking about building a house, or building furniture, or building anything material. Rather…having a hand in building a company. For the past several years, I am proud to say that I have had the time of my life in helping to build a brand. In doing my small part (and along with the help of countless others), I’ve learned a lot about myself.

But, just like finding out my passion for “building”, I realized that there was another layer…people. Even (and especially) after achieving only a modicum of success, you realize that it’s not about you, it’s about people. You may architect the blueprint, you may provide the direction and guidance, but it takes people to execute, and in order to execute, people have to believe in a mission, or a greater purpose. For me, it started and ended with that. No matter how tough or enjoyable a conversation might have been, I always tried to exude a level of care and commitment to that person’s success, regardless of the outcome. It is that same guiding principle that helped get me here, and I can unequivocally say that those same people are the ones who stood tall with me during the highs, and crawled with me during the lows. So, to avoid a post that would stretch for miles, I’d like to just say, “THANK YOU.” Thank you to everyone who has put their faith in me while helping to build something great. I am eternally grateful to have worked under the best individual mind and leader in the industry, and without that person’s unwavering belief in me, I would not be sharing this post with you. THANK YOU!

CTRL+ALT+DEL

PS — It’s time for some soul searching, some travel, and some family time. The future could not be any brighter.

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