Welcome to my new site and the home of the Self Made Generation!
Since you’re taking the time to visit, I have to be honest with you.
I am a recovering faker. I was one of the millions of people who put on a mask, threw on my business casual monkey suit, and showed up for work each day hoping no one would find me out.
I was trying desperately to fit in, be part of the team, and prove that I could be like everyone else.
Co-workers started to see through my show and told me I was trying too hard.
When I did try to share my crazy ideas, bosses told me my creativity was an issue.
I was on a mission to blend in, not be seen or singled out, and just get by.
I was becoming what I thought everyone wanted. I was punctual, nice, dedicated, reliable, and trustworthy.
I was the perfect employee.
I could be counted on and I thought that was what I was supposed to do.
That was all great until the day came when I started to get really pissed off.
I realized that mindset wasn’t helping me or my career.
My extreme unhappiness started to outweigh the benefits of trying to fit in.
There were days when I would cry on my way to work and hope I'd get a flat tire so I could delay walking in the door and feeling that familiar pit in my stomach as I approached my cubicle.
I felt sick all the time and I learned how to work in that state.
It wasn’t until I finally woke up, walked into my boss’s office and told him I quit. I couldn’t take it anymore. I needed to find who I was and I couldn’t do it there.
Why did I do it?
Some voice inside of me got so loud that I couldn’t spend one more minute pretending and going through the motions. I don’t know where this voice came from or how it knew to yell at me, but it saved my life.
My instinct to leave was what drove me. I felt crazy. I felt like I had just cut my lifeline and I was about to be in big trouble.
With $2,000 in my bank account and rent due in 3 weeks, I had to figure out a plan, and fast.
That major turning point took place on March 30, 2009 and I haven’t looked back since.
I launched a career consulting business that day that continues to take me on the ride of my life. I published a book. I spoke at TEDx a year after launching. I won Forty Under 40. I met some of my heroes. Most importantly, I’ve helped thousands of people from age 18 to 80 create a life they love. After sitting across the table from so many people, I have learned a lot about what makes people tick. I have seen what holds people back from taking the leap and why some people are their own worst enemy. I’ve done five years of research and now I want to share it all with you, right here.
First, I have to admit a few things to you.
Have I failed? Absolutely.
Have I had some successes? Yes.
Am I where I want to be yet? No, but I am loving the ride to get there!
I am so excited to share it all with you and teach you what I have learned. There is so much to tell you I am almost bursting! I will try not to blow up though because this site sort of depends on me to continue. :)
Join me for the adventure as I continue to experiment with entrepreneurship and what I am learning. I will offer my daily learnings and offer you support, encouragement, inspiration, and advice to get on the path that feels right for you.
This website is a gathering place for everyone who feels stifled at work and knows they have more to offer than they are allowed to give.
I want to give you the tools and courage to create a life of real happiness through bringing your TRUE self to your work.
Like I said, it’s a real adventure and it's not for the faint at heart! If it’s something you’re thinking about, I hope you’ll join me and all the other crusaders who follow my teachings as you embark on the biggest, most important journey of your life.
Let’s figure out what your gift is and how you want to share it with the world.
Not doing so would mean not living a whole life and we can’t have that.
Join the Self Made Generation as we explore and enjoy the process of creating a life of true happiness.
We need you. All of you.
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