CHAPTER 6

Starting from Scratch

At 25, Natalie was already an accomplished young professional working as a financial analyst for an esteemed defense contractor. The exceptional woman, wise beyond her years, was well on her way to climbing the corporate ladder with a great foundation already in place. Unfortunately Natalie, who was poised for greatness and maintained a passion for life that inspired everyone she met had a problem, her passion was dying.

Though she had done all the “right” things in pursuing her career, she felt unfulfilled and had much confusion about her chosen path. The 60-hours work weeks and stress of her job left her feeling lost and unvalued, while her performance slowly declined. Instead of thriving in an environment that ...

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