I Quit the Corporate Rat Race

Charlie E Hyde
ILLUMINATION
Published in
4 min readMay 25, 2022

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Life after the corporate world

Photo by Fab Lentz on Unsplash

“You’re making a terrible mistake.”

“Your career will never be the same again.”

“Why are you throwing everything away?!”

These were some of the comments I had when I announced I was leaving the corporate world. But was it true?

In this blog, I’m going to share my experience of quitting the corporate rat race in the hope it might help you in your decision.

19th April 2022 was my final day in the corporate world. After 4.5 years, I swapped a 700 00- person company for a startup boutique consultancy as employee number 12.

If you want to know more about why I quit Accenture specifically then check out my YouTube video:

In this blog I’m going to share what leaving the corporate world did for my physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Was it the right decision?

Spiritual wellbeing

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Charlie E Hyde
ILLUMINATION

Life hacks from Burnout recovery. Self-improvement and productivity nerd. Beating toxic productivity one post at a time