When life happens, it happens all at once. Just this first part of the year, I finished my first client engagement where heart was the central theme, recognized by Consulting Magazine as a Rising Star 35 under 35, and welcomed Oliver Hoang to the world.
I’m able to final pause and reflect on what exactly happened. The foundation of life and career had already been built. This is after many years of sacrifices, hard work in my 20’s, and disciplined behavior, I was ready to transition into my next stage in life. I found myself not relying on intelligence and logic to solve problems but more on my instincts, experience, and emotions. In my early 20’s, this was either lacking or I viewed it as a weakness. Now that I’m more experienced, a bit wiser, I rely so much more on what my heart tells me than what my head tells me.
So much of life for me is about purpose, something greater than just me. Everything had seemed become a rat race, whether it be climbing the corporate ladder, meeting metrics and goals, or simply just surviving the work week. Mentally and physically, it had become so draining.
I was later fortunate to work on a project for a healthcare organization focusing on building out their mission message. For me personally, the mission resonated so well. They were there to provide care, and having a baby on the way made that so much more relevant. I learned to stay calm in the wake of madness and chaos. The world was too chaotic to add yet one more thing in there. Instead, I stood my ground. I stayed focused.
The future is bright for Oliver and I’m even more excited to see how he’s going to change the way I see the world.