What is up, everyone? Welcome back to my channel. If you are new here, my name is Vanessa Lau
from VanessaLau.co, and the deal here is that every Wednesday, I like to post personal development
videos and videos on mindset hacking so that I can help you become more motivated to live
a happier and more fulfilling life. Today’s video is a little bit more challenging
to create. It’s the reason why I left my corporate job,
and deep down inside, when I started my YouTube channel, I knew that this was probably the
video that I should have posted first, but because it’s such a taboo topic, I really
held it off, and I was worried mostly about what my old colleagues and my old managers
would think and what my old company would think because I truly respect and really loved
actually working every single person in that company, so I really didn’t want to come off
as ungrateful. Especially when you leave a job, it’s a very
personal decision, and it’s not a decision that you necessarily … Like I guess what
I’m trying to say is just because I left my job doesn’t mean you should leave your job,
right? I just didn’t want to, I don’t know, add … What’s
that term? Add fuel to the flame or something like that? That’s why I really held off posting it and
creating it in general, but what I realized is that when I did started opening up a little
bit as to why I left or the fact that I did leave, my DMs and my inboxes have just been
blowing up almost every day from people who really want to understand why I left, so I
thought, “Okay. You know what? I think it’s time to make a video.” On top of that, I think that when you leave
your job or just the topic of leaving your job is so taboo that it can be pretty lonely
and pretty scary when you are trying to figure out if this is the right decision for you. I know that I would have really appreciated
a video like this just for the purpose of connecting with someone because when someone
wants to leave their job, they’re not going to go around and telling the whole world. “I’m planning on leaving. Blah, blah. This is why.” It’s not until they actually leave where they
maybe start talking about it more, but even then, it’s a little bit uncomfortable. I thought that if this video can make you
feel less alone or it can really help you at least organize all those thoughts that
are going through your mind, then I thought, “Why not?” I think that if I can help someone through
that, then I think it’s worth posting. Structure of this video is going to be more
like a story time, but I definitely think that you should stick around until the end
because near the end of the video, I’m probably going to dive in more into the actual like
brain exercises and like questions that I ask to really narrow down why leaving my job
was the right decision for me. Before we jump into the video, I also want
to put, I don’t know, a side note out there that this was my personal decision, and it
doesn’t have to be yours. Everyone has their own reasons for why they
leave a job, so just keep in mind that this video is very personal to me, and it’s not
the magic formula that you have to follow to figure out if your job is right for you. Before I dive into the meat of the video,
which is the “why I left,” I think it’s really important for me to at least give a little
bit of detail as to where I come from and my background. I graduated two years ago from a very competitive
business school, which made you associate success to finding internships and full-time
offers at big corporate companies. Of course, being the keener that I was, in
first and second year, I had already started to narrow down which corporate company that
I wanted to work with. By the end of that exercise of narrowing down
which company was best for me, I decided that I wanted to work for this Fortune 500 that’s
in the beauty industry, and it’s one of those companies that I think any girl, whether they’re
in business or not, would die to work for. In second year, I think beginning of second
year, the moment I set my sights on this company was the moment that I just went full-fledged
keener. Everything that I did, whether it was doing
a lot of extracurriculars, taking a bunch of internship, and just working my ass off,
was all for the goal of getting a full-time offer at this company eventually. Fast forward a couple more years, and my hard
work finally paid off, and I got the full-time offer. When I got the full-time offer before I graduated,
I was just so happy. My ego felt really nice, and it was just comforting
to know that I didn’t have to scramble in my last year of university to find a full-time
job after, and then fast forward again a couple months later, when I finally started my first
day at this job, and keep in mind that I had pictured this first day at my first full-time
job for like years up to this point, I expected fireworks. I expected to feel like I finally made it. But then, I guess after a while when you work
full-time, you start to look around you, and you’re like, “Oh, this is it. Okay.” Seriously, I really tried to brush that feeling
off a lot because I knew deep down that it’s really naïve to think that your first job
or your first few months is going to be sunshine and rainbows, and keeping in mind that success
takes time and it’s really dumb for you to expect it to be fireworks right away, so I
kept going. As I kept going, I just kept telling myself,
“Okay. Once I hit the next position or once I get
to the next level, then I’ll be happy,” but the truth is, is that position after position,
I just found myself in a situation where I still wasn’t happy. Truthfully, again, I kept a lot of that to
myself because, one, I didn’t want to come off as ungrateful because I was very grateful,
and number two, I didn’t want to come off as impatient, but most importantly, what I
also kept telling myself is that, “Vanessa, you are still young. You are only X months into the job. You still have a lot to learn,” and that was
extremely true. I did have a lot to learn, and that’s why
I just kept going with it. But then, eventually, I just hit a point where
over a year had past and my situation didn’t really get better, and in a way, it just got
worse, and I found myself feeling pretty miserable and pretty frustrated not just with the job,
but with myself. When I was frustrated, I would literally cry
and just ask myself, “Why is it so hard for me to get out of bed? Why do I dread going to work? Why do I feel so forced to do work that I
really am not excited about? Why do I feel so drained all the time?” Looking back, I think that I just didn’t really
want to admit that job and the company just wasn’t for me. I felt like I went through like an identity
crisis because for four years in university, I tied my identity and I tied my self-worth
into getting this job, and I worked my ass off to get this job, so it just didn’t make
sense to me that it wasn’t clicking. I think another thing that added to me feeling
so frustrated and just so filled with anxiety was because I wasn’t bad at my job either,
and I had a lot of people that were supporting me whether it was colleagues, whether it was
my managers, and the last thing that I wanted to do was let anyone down. For many months, it was really hard for me
because I just felt so lost. I felt like my definition of success was really
tied to this company, and I was so scared that if I quit, then what does that mean? It means that I’m a failure because everyone
else in university and society to an extent tells you that we need to have a secured job
at a really fancy company in order to be considered a success, and so I just felt so conflicted
because my heart was telling me one thing, but my mind was telling me another. But then, eventually, what happened, months
had past by, and I was just sick of my own shit like seriously, I was sick of myself
because I looked in the mirror, and I just realized that I became those people who I
hate, people who just complain, complain, complain, complain, complain, and don’t do
anything to fix their situation, and that’s when I knew, “Holy shit, I need to do something
about this. I need to stop complaining and try to get
myself out of this rut.” Before I actually left my job, I did try to
make my situation better because I’m a firm believer that you need to narrow down exactly
what makes you upset. I don’t think that it’s right to automatically
think, “Okay. Shit is hard. I’m going to quit.” I think it’s important to say, “Okay. Shit is hard, but why is it hard? Let me first try to find solutions to this
problem,” and if those solutions don’t work, then maybe that’s when you consider to leave
your job. Anyways, I ended up mastering the courage
to book an appointment with my contact at the HR department in the company, and I essentially
told them how I felt. I was pretty transparent to a degree of my
feelings and the fact that I was very unhappy working at the company, and I wanted to work
with them to find a solution on how they can help me. What ended up happening is I ended up switching
teams, and I also ended up switching to a role that had way more responsibility than
what I was doing. I was extremely proud of myself for making
that stride to raise my hand and literally be like, “Help me. I need help with this,” and I was very, very
happy that the company did help me. If you’re in a situation where you aren’t
really sure why you’re upset, I highly recommend that you at least reach out to someone, whether
that’s your manager, whether that’s someone from HR, to ask them what they think and ask
them if they can help you because at the end of the day, you want to leave knowing that
you tried your very best to make your situation work. At that point, another month had past, and
I kind of found myself … Well, not kind of. I did. I found myself with a new problem, and my
new problem was that even with this sexier role, I still wasn’t happy, and that’s essentially
where I realized that it didn’t matter if I had a different team. It didn’t matter if I had a different brand. It didn’t matter if I had different job responsibilities. I think what it boiled down to was that I
just didn’t like working in a corporate environment, and I just didn’t really like the job that
I was doing in general. It’s okay to feel that way, and for so long,
I felt ashamed of that, but what I realized is that when you graduate from university,
do you really know what you’re going into? No, and I think that life is all about testing
and learning, and so what happened with me is I tested this job for almost two years,
and then I realized and I learned that it wasn’t for me, and I had to be okay with that. Going back to why I didn’t like my job, I
think a really big reason was that I just didn’t feel fulfilled, and I know that a good
percentage of people that are going to be watching this video is going to say, “Oh,
you’re so naïve. Not every job that you have is going to be
fulfilling.” That’s great. That’s what you think, but for me, when I
look back at my university experience, I had a jam-packed schedule, and I was working my
ass off. To put this into context, at one point in
my last year of university, in order to graduate fast enough so that I could work full-time
right after, I had a maxed out course load for both terms. I was working two part-time jobs, one in the
morning and one at night, and I was also president of the entire student society. I was doing a lot of work, but not once did
that really feel like work. I was so happy to do it. Whereas when I contrast it and compare with
my job at the corporate company, everything I did just felt like hard work that I didn’t
want to do. It was very exhausting for me, and when I
think back about the times where I worked really hard, but it didn’t feel like work,
it made me realize that loving what you do is possible. So then, I asked myself, “Okay, so why don’t
I love what I’m doing at this corporate job?” I think the real answer is that I just didn’t
have clarity as to my life’s future because when I compare it back to the times where
I worked really hard in university, all of my actions were 100% aligned with my goal,
and my goal at the time was to get this job. It was to get a full-time job after graduating,
and so that’s why all of the hard work that I did, it made sense, and my purpose was so
big and so exciting that working hard during university just never felt like work. It just felt like I was fulfilling a purpose
that was bigger than myself. With that nugget of wisdom, I then proceeded
to do the following three exercises that ultimately led me to finally take the plunge and quit
my job. The first exercise that I did is I asked myself,
“What exactly is my life vision? What do I want for myself? Is what I’m doing today 100% or at least 80%
aligned with what I want in my life?” I used an arbitrary number like the age 30,
and I asked myself, “Okay. By 30, what type of lifestyle do I want to
have? Where do I want to work? What do I want to be doing every day? What are my day-to-day tasks?” What I realized that what I was doing at my
job just seriously was not aligned with my big vision. Second big question that I asked myself was,
“Do I want my boss’s job, or is there anyone in this company that I envy being?” For me, personally, my answer was a hard no,
and even though I have an immense amount of respect for every single person that I worked
with, I just realized that I didn’t want their job, so why would I be staying at a company
where I didn’t see a future in? What it also boils down to is I didn’t have
a “why.” I didn’t have internal motivation, and that’s
why I felt very frustrated, and I felt very stuck doing things that I was doing because
I didn’t have a reason why, which isn’t a good thing because I personally believe that
if you’re going to be spending 70% of your time, if not more, at your job, you should
at least really enjoy it. After I realized that I didn’t exactly have
a “why” that was aligned with what I was doing at that job, the last thing that I did is
I did a risk assessment. I wanted to see how risk-tolerant I actually
was, and I think that this was probably one of the most important exercises that I did
before I finally called it quits. What I essentially did and what I would recommend
anyone to do before they pull the plug is to actually physically write down every single
thing that you can think of that could go wrong in one column, and then in the next
column right beside it, write down your solutions. Write down how you’re going to solve that
problem. For me, what I realized when I was doing this
exercise is that I had a solution for every single thing that could go wrong, which made
me realize that I was in a very good position to leave. Even though I didn’t have that much money
saved up nor did I have a concrete backup plan, for me, doing that exercise was enough
for me to realize that I’m in a good position compared to a lot of people. What this exercise also made me realize is
that I’m extremely privileged because not a lot of people can just leave their jobs
and go back to live with their parents. A lot of people can be on their visas. A lot of people could have their parents in
a different country. A lot of people could have a mortgage. They could have kids. What I realized too at that point was that,
“Damn, I’m still very young. My risk tolerance is very high, and so I would
be doing myself a huge disservice if I wasn’t spending my time doing things that are more
aligned with my bigger purpose because not a lot of people have the luxury to do that.” That is when I knew that leaving was the right
decision for me. On top of that, my definitely for risk completely
changed as well. Back then, I thought that leaving my job would
be really risky, but in doing these exercises, I found that staying at my job was riskier
because when I’m staying at my job doing things that don’t light me up, I am actually taking
time away from me actually finding something that I enjoy doing whole-heartedly, and that’s
why it became very clear to me that I needed to leave. I needed to leave to take time off to pursue
my dreams, and one of my dreams is to be an entrepreneur, but that also doesn’t mean that
I am set in stone with that dream because what I want to also share with you is that
it’s okay to change your mind. We’re raised to think that quitting is such
a bad thing. It’s not. Yes, I agree that you shouldn’t quit something
just because it’s hard, but I also think that you shouldn’t be wasting your time on something
that doesn’t serve you. I don’t think that you should be wasting your
time on something where you can’t connect the dots to your bigger vision, to your dream. For me, even though, right now, I am experimenting
with entrepreneurship, that’s not to say that I’m going to be an entrepreneur for the rest
of my life because you know why? I’ve never been an entrepreneur the same way
how you have never worked a full-time corporate job, so that’s why you have to forgive yourself
when things don’t work out the way you think they’re going to work out because life is
all about testing and learning. You have to test things in order to learn
from them in order to come to your own conclusions as to whether it is right for you or not. With that being said, don’t feel like you’re
going to be a failure or a quitter just because you leave your job because if you don’t do
these things and if you don’t experiment, especially when you are in your 20’s, then
you’re going to wake up regretting, and for all that time that you were upset with your
job, or that you were feeling so drained, or that you were feeling so unfulfilled, you
could have spent that time actually taking massive action to find something that is more
aligned with who you are as a person and things that truly light you up and make you happy
because you only have one shot in this life, so why not make it a happy one? Another thing that I actually have to add. Remember that you are the driver of your life. If you don’t like the direction that you’re
going, then stir the fucking wheel. Whether it’s a small turn like going to your
HR department and telling them straight up, “Hey, listen. I don’t like the situation that I am in. Is there anything that you can do to help
me?” or the big, big turns, the big U-turns where you up and leave your job and change
your entire career path or go traveling for X amount of months. That’s on you to decide. It’s not on your parents to decide. It’s not on your boss to decide. It’s on you because at the end of the day,
you live and you die with the decisions that you make in this lifetime, so if you only
have one life to live, then you better take control of it because what ends up happening
is that life will happen to you instead of for you. With that being said, that’s the end of the
video. I hope you enjoyed it, and so if you actually
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video so that I get the message because again, there’s a lot of things that I can talk about. There’s a lot of things that happen after
you quit your job. There’s a lot of lessons that I’ve also learned
as well, so if this something that you’re interested in, please thumbs up the video
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  2. Just what i needed to hear! can I say PHEW. Knowing other people are out there dreading there 9am-5pm job is a stress reliever. I'm not the only one feeling stuck and uninspired. I worked as a receptionist at a Marriott and loved the hospitality, but the fact of being there meant no ladder to excel didn't make sense to me. I got another job hoping more money but more miles added to it. My daily commute is three hours on the road to go to a job I don't care for. I put on a fake mask every day just to get a steady paycheck. But this isn't living. This is surviving to another check. And doing what with it? Who KNOWS. What kind of life is that? Can it even be classified as a life?! I watch this video and think. I need to start my own online e-commerce like YESTERDAY. My boyfriend is out of this world lunatic about the stock market and I can't go forth with my business whatsoever. Why you may ask? The feeling of not knowing what could happen, or not being educated enough that the business may crash right once I start. Shouldn't stop me. Watching this video makes me want to start NOW! I'm going to take your advise and jot down the pros and cons. To finally open a business up and be my own boss. Keep up the inspiring videos. You're doing the right thing for us woman! Let's stick together and empower one another. Thanks Vanessa (:

  3. I just quit my corporate office job for similar reasons; but for upcoming job interviews, what is the best way to answer "Why did you leave your old job/what did you not like about your old job? Thanks Vanessa! Subscribed!

  4. Hey Vanessa, First of all GREAT video. You're not the only one who feels unfulfilled at their corporate jobs. Gone are the days when you would get a job and stay there for 30-50 years and then retire. Us millennial's are very mobile and we often job hop before we find a company we are happy at. I guess we prioritize work life balance and happiness over stability. However, I could not find happiness at my multiple corporate jobs no matter what i did. It finally hit me that i was unhappy working FOR other people so i quit my very secured and high paying corporate job and started my own business and now I've never been more happier. Now my business is at a point where it requires very minimal input and attention so its basically running itself (passive income) and i now have all the time in the world to spend with friends, family, travel and hobbies. last year I bag packed through Europe and all i needed was my clothes and my laptop oh and reliable internet so i could attend to my business and i was sooooo happy lol. I think more people should start their own businesses. the ultimate goal for everyone should be financial freedom. Not having to trade their time for a paycheck from a job that could fire them or go under.

  5. Thank you so much for making this video. I feel the exact same way you've been feeling. Can you please make a video about what happened after you quit your job? (ex: moving back in with parents, getting your own business off the ground, how you got clients, networking, etc.)?

  6. I can relate to this as I quit my job last year. Wew, thanks for reminding that I am not a failure for leaving my 5 year old corporate job. This video made me hit the subscribed button. Yay 🙂 God bless you!

  7. Hello, I found as a young adult my diet was depressing. I was an omnivore. Now, I'm a raw vegan IG Rawlyyourskaylene. Along the way I kept learning how to optimize my well being better, and feeling happier. Nevertheless, unless someone has other steady sources if income, quitting a job could ruin lots of people's lives. My path way volunteer, work parttime/temp work, full hire with benefits. Until I develop my passions and have other sources of income that are equal or better than the present, I will not quit. I'm happy though it's not perfect, nothing is. It will be slower to develop other sources of income this way, but I do cherish the security of a steady paycheck. They're improving. Women are moving to higher positions. I like ti work with robots, so I may even keep my side hustles parttime longer than expected as it's not easy to find an opportunity working with high tech stuff.

  8. Good for you to live your best life and actually pulling the plug. Most ppl are too fearful to execute. I too, took career chances at a young age it has paid off. Respectfully, it was hard concentrating on the message with all the pauses. Great message and thank you for your honesty

  9. I was fired from my FIRST corporate job and I am so happy for IT. I cannot understand how I did it for 2 years and I felt unhappy. Now if i am unhappy with a job i am quitting. These corporate jobs are nothing more than a toxic playground for adults

  10. Awesome video! This was 100% my experience and realization coming out of school plus a few extra job failures just to solidify what I kept avoiding.

  11. I just came across your channel, specifically this video. I graduated college, in December, and I'm still looking for a job. I had an internship with a company, up until December, that didn't turn into a full-time offer, and I felt/feel like such a failure. I wish I would've come across your video six months ago. I keep telling myself that I'll feel better once I find a job. The truth is there's a difference between what we want and what's good for us. This video just taught me to be patient and enjoy the time I have now. You just gained a new subscriber x

  12. You gave me such great insight on the position I am in right now. I'm not exactly sure what I want to do with my life but as you are doing, I'm trying out entrepreneurship. It's a job that you can be in charge of and make your own decisions. I know it would make me happy but it is difficult at the moment finding something to be an entrepreneur in. All I know is that I want to change the world for the good. I want to make a positive impact during my lifetime. Thank you so much for this advice Vanessa! You a real one LOL

  13. Thanks this is so helpful. It's really scary to think about leaving. I'm going into my 30's this year and I don't know what I want to do. I know I don't like my job and I'm starting to become a negative nancy. But there's also so many options and it's hard to decide because I'm afraid I'll make a wrong decision and waste more time. I want to have a family eventually and going and quitting and starting over again is a scary thought if I don't make the right decision in the next move.

  14. I know I have never thought like an employee. I can work hard, I do work really hard, but my mindset is very different. I also have huge dreams that involve working for myself, so God knows, but so far I have never stayed anywhere super long and it has led me to learn a lot and always be improving myself. But, I am not living on my own yet. Part-time to Full-time income inflow is a HUGE step, so yes I will work full time for someone if I had to, but that is a second option to me in my mind. I'm working really hard to make my first option a reality. Great video, love how honest you are. Many Millennials are experiencing this! Wish you the best 🙂

  15. I needed this. I needed to know that it is ok not to feel ok. It just means there is something better for you.

  16. Unfortunately my issue is bills/debt. Although I want to do art, so I'm working on that while working. Building income from art, and clients and an audience.

  17. Such a beautiful video & message. Exactly what I needed to hear right now and this will be on repeat in the upcoming months 😀 THANK YOU!!!! Wishing you all the success, experience and knowledge on your new venture 😀

  18. I haven’t felt more happier and free until I quit my job
    The last time I felt like that was when I left Islam lol

  19. I just quit my job today at a big-ass tech firm that starts with the letter A. For all these months, my identity is tied to this company because of how famous company is and what people around tell me. Finally I had an awakening a few weeks ago and took up the courage to change my job. Now I found a new job with a smaller firm and hope that even after the honeymoon period, I would still be in love with this job. Life is short don't do shit that you already know is shitty for you 🙂

  20. I woke up one morning and said “ enough is enough “. I saved some money for my mortgage and car payment, and I plan on taking a small vacation to clear my mind.
    I’m staying positive ! I left behind my well paying job for a peace of mind. Don’t chase the pot of gold, do what makes you happy.

  21. I have been struggling with my life situation. I moved to a new city a year and a half ago to start a new business that I only had a year experience in and I totally fell flat on my face. I had to accept a job as a receptionist and I have slowly been deteriorating ever since.

    Everything you're saying I can relate to. I know my values are creativity, connection and freedom and I have NONE of that in my job. I only applied for the job for financial reasons and I honestly thought that I was a huge idiot and that being a receptionist was my new life (not honouring the things I am actually good at).

    You are so smart to understand your position of being young and not tied to anything so you could move back home and realign yourself. I am taking the steps to move back home, fix my financial situation and breathe.

    I struggled, too, with seeming like a failure. It is hard for us to admit when our "dream" turns upside down. I feel if I didn't have my ego attached to this idea then I could've saved myself a lot of sleepless nights AND TEARS.

    I want to quit my current job but financially I can't just get up and leave. I have an interview on Thursday with a company that with give me connection, creativity and my favourite, FREEDOM! I feel it is going to work out and I can't wait to give my notice and be a happy me again. <3 (Never really commented on a youtube video like this before but I LOVED everything you said that I had to share)

  22. I currently feel like that right now. I wish i was able to have a choice and quite but i do need to pay bills. i am trying to switch around roles in the company but i work for a competitive company so it is deft challenging. i'm currently working on growing on youtube and instagram so i can create passive income and be able to leave my corporate job.

  23. Thank you so much for this video. It totally resonated with me. I am in the same situation and got into Corporate America thinking that's what I needed to do. I was okay for a while because it gave me financial freedom. But since I had my daughter, I realized how unhappy I was trading my time for money. And that my time with my daughter and husband was being dictated by someone else. I am in the process of trying to get set up so that I can quit with (trying to save up cash so I can quit and work on writing and setting up an online business). I appreciate this video so much, and how difficult it must have been to do it. Thank you again!

  24. Oh wow! I left my dream job because of so many things you mentioned on here too! Props to you! You will do great!

  25. Thank you so much for this ❤️💕 everything you said was on point with my situation. This helped me immensely!

  26. Love this! I felt the same way when I was working full time after post-secondary. I felt like my job was going nowhere and I was constantly feeling as if I was messing up (which I sure I wasn't because I am very good at following up and working with suggestions). None of the jobs stood out so I had decided to go back to school for a different career. My family wasn't too happy but enjoyed the program and the campus so much I felt like my old self again. Going back kind of tested my mentality a bit more and finances have gotten worse but now that I am completed school, I am more motivated to work and to continue my side gig. Getting my shit back in order is my new goal 🙂

  27. Hi..i was inspired by this video…
    I'm a Filipino and i finally quit my job to pursue things i want to do in life. I started vlogging to document how is it to pursue your life goals.. and to inspire those friends that probably want to do the same thing…at start i'm afraid of peoples opinion…but what the heck..who cares

    Anyway..hope will also be inspired by this video.

  28. Wow, I just started working at a job I “desired” for so long. I came to the realization that I found myself in the same place as you. I feel like I have a better purpose

  29. I'm not a millennial – your video applies to everybody. I have been at my job for 9 years now and am going through exactly what you stated. I have been struggling with the decision to quit for a year but too afraid to do so. Good to know that I am not the only one. Thanks.

  30. Im not in corporate but Im a bankruptcy paralegal. Ive been at this firm for almost 2 years. Im by myself. I have an attorney but hes a foreclosure attorney and they just added him on to sign docs, hes great but he cant focus on bk because they have him in foreclosure. I have private clients and bank clients. I do it all from referral to billing by myself. The partners are borderline useless. I went to jury duty for 2 weeks and the whole department exploded because i wasnt there and some how, this is my fault. My basic day is just keeping myself above water enough not to drown. Their solution, why dont you come here on the weekends? So I dont deserve a work life balance? Their expectations vs my workload is unachievable. Im one person and i swear, i get headaches as soon as i get in the parking lot. Im just not sure what I wanna do but I dont wanna be in a law form anymore. I go back to work tomorrow and I just wanna give 2 weeks notice but i know living in NYC i need to keep my salary or I cannot survive and I will not get on state benefits while I am an able bodied person that can work.

  31. I love this video! I just did a quick story on my Instagram of when I left my career almost 4 years ago! It was a tough but amazing decision. I'm glad I did it.

  32. Actually put in my two weeks today. Thank you! I was in a horrible situation and this helped me get out

  33. Wow sounds like your doing a pep talk to yourself!! But I definitely am in the same situation and I’m grateful for this video, I also quite my corporate job!! Omg thanks for these words of wisdom!

  34. im 27 and i quit right before i turned 27. best birthday gift for myself, i was hit with depression like i have never felt before. and i feel alive and free and happy. there is no amount of money that can equate with peace, besides i am a creator at heart. and when i realized managers are just glorified overpaid babysitters, thats was enough for me.

  35. I didn't want to say it but……………………… you look like a capable Brenda Song doppleganger.
    Mahalo Nui from Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii.

  36. Came upon this video at just the right time. I can relate to it so much at the moment. Thank you for sharing your story. Ive been at my job now for the past 4yrs, and I can honestly say I havent been myself for quite sometime. Need to find that person again, and leaving this job seems to be step number 1.

  37. me also has a same fact as your story, and by now, i already quite my engineering job beacuse i was not a whole-hearted to work at that job. One things that i want in my life is being a musician, even that tought or vision is already appear on my younger age around elementary school and i ever achieved some award in my local music competition, but the problem is, i am still too afraid to start, cause i ever think about "is this really my path? or only an emotional decision?" kind of that.

  38. I am watching your videos from starting one to end one.I have seen lots of improvements in day by day.i have also a plan to start a youtube videos.But i have only a android phone.so,please try to do a video editing with a andriod phone.if you do ,it will definitely help for people who only have a smart phone…

  39. ah nice. difficult video to make. vanessa is so insightful with great vision. shes so much more emotional and less serious here than in the more recent videos haha. nice contrast to see.

  40. Thank you for this video. I am in a situation with a job that I gave notice on but later retracted my notice on the promise things would get better (they have not). I certainly would not want any of my manager's jobs. Since I left Uni about 17 years ago I fought my way out of retail and acquired a corporate job and over the years I have worked my way up. My family respected my endeavours. However, lately I have come to realise this has been achieved at great cost: I am fat, look old, and feel constantly wound up and stressed. I am financially rich but time poor, and have no hobbies, not even time to buy nice leisure clothes because I am always at work or taking work home. I travel three hours a day to get there and back. The constant stress of deadlines and too many tasks is driving me crazy. At first I tried changing companies (I work for a local authority/council) but its always the same; the jobs starts out ok but slowly more and more responsibilities are piled on, lack of policies and procedures, blurred job roles encouraging bolshy characters to force in their own unauthorised policies, causing headache for effective administration. A day last week I slacked at work because I just don't care anymore; I am tired and burnt out its seems pointless to work hard when your only reward is more work. I also have a colleague who is very lazy, bunks off early, finds ways to side step projects/cases meaning that I always end up picking up emergency work in the afternoon. She has been there for 15 years and management turn a blind eye to her antics, despite it being raised. They also refuse to emply more staff and the workload is piling up. I have decided to hand in my notice in 4 weeks so I can at least get paid for one more month, but after that I am off and could not care less what happens to the place! I am going to find a part-time temp job to give me time to unwind, exercise and plan my next move….Your video was thorough and well explained, without being nasty to your former emplyer (they don't sound as bad as my place to be honest). I have grown tired of the corporate world; I am 39 and can see my mortality clearly and dont want to spend 40-50 hours a week of my life sitting at a desk! I have no idea what I am going to do, but plan to meditate and practice self care and trust my own judgement. Thanks for your video, wishing you peace and prosperity xxx

  41. Thank you for making this video. I honestly thought I was the only one feeling this way. I literally went through everything you went through and tried to make the best out of my corporate job and after a year I was just done. I felt so broken, I felt like I didn’t belong there anymore and there were no jobs or promotion I can see myself being happy in the long run. I’ve now quit my job and going back to school for something I love. Thank you for sharing your story and making those like me feel like it’s okay to take risk and that it’s okay to let go of something and not taking that as a failure. I’ve subscribe and can’t wait to watch more of your videos.

  42. The cuts in this video are unnecessary and so annoying. Girl u don't need all of those cuts after every sentence. It's so distracting. Your videos are too good for this. Overedited. Because there are no natural pauses, the video is just run on rambling. Just a tip. Save your time and energy and stop cutting out the natural pauses between your sentences. You doing way too much.

  43. Thank you for this video. You said a lot of things I heard before and it brought me back to the reality of why I want to pursue the purpose and the vision I have for my life. 👍🏾💯

  44. I'm just coming across your videos for the first time, and your content is very inspiring and very informative. I'm just about to start my own business after working corporate for 5+ years. Thank you for these inspiring videos!

  45. I just started YouTube and I am pursuing a professional development career outside my current job. If I am going to hustle, I want it to be for myself.

  46. Nice video, just pitying your bf husband, hope you will not complicate things for him and put him into so many of wonders and experiments! Again it’s a nice video but I got a headache from watching it lol

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