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I Left My Corporate Job–and These 8 Things Became Clear

Source | LinkedIn : By Scott Mautz

Here’s how to enjoy the astonishing benefits of leaving corporate life, without leaving it (if you don’t want to).

Many dream about leaving behind corporate life. Reporting to no one but yourself. A seven-second commute to your screened-in porch.

Nine months ago, I did it.

After more than two great decades at Procter & Gamble, I made the leap–a planned exit from corporate life to go all-in on my former side hustle of writing, speaking, and teaching. Now this is my full hustle and believe me, I’m hustlin’ (and loving every minute of it).

I’m pausing now to share the great concoction that is retrospection–enabled by my leap.

And by the way, this isn’t about guiding you to jump. It’s about guiding you to joy.

May these eight realizations help you be happier wherever you are:

1. Two things will be the death of us: a) death and b) meetings.

It’s even clearer now. So much time is wasted in meetings, in so many ways. On minutiae, micromanagement, or masquerading.

If I could have back just a quarter of the time I spent in meetings, I’d add a dollar to the stock price.

Stage a revolt. Question why you’re meeting. Ask if you can get it done through email or by (gasp) just deciding.

2. I miss most of the people and none of the processes.

Process can serve a purpose, sometimes.

The people we work with give us purpose, all the time.

Oh, to be able to get back all that time spent serving some mundane process and reinvest it in relationships.

When you’re removed from the people alongside whom you’ve labored and laughed, you’re reminded of something.

Life is relationships.

Read On….

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