kusi cosmopolitan | well-being
After 18 years of corporate life, I had decided to reinvent my idea of success with the following guiding philosophy:
It is never too late to gain perspective through re-examination of our choices to be driven by what we want, not by what we want to avoid.
I learned an important life lesson that prompted the inspiration to share my experience and start my blog through the story of the tipping point of my career: Knowing When to Quit can be a Victory in Itself.
I published it on my blog and shared it with my network and had such a positive response that I submitted it for publication to Thrive Global. To my delight, it was accepted and this validation of the quality of my writing has inspired me to keep going.
Thrive Global, founded by the renowned author and publisher Arianna Huffington is an organization dedicated to corporate and consumer well-being and productivity. Their mission is "to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance both well-being and performance. Recent science has shown that the pervasive belief that burnout is the price we must pay for success is a DELUSION. We know, instead, that when we prioritize our well-being, our decision-making, creativity, and productivity improve dramatically”.
Thrive Global is committed to accelerating the culture shift that allows people to reclaim their lives and move from merely surviving to thriving. This purpose resonates strongly with me and I try to use my talent to share my experiences and lessons from corporate life, as well as my explorations of unconventional paths towards improved emotional well- being.
Dedicating myself to a project with a creative spirit reinforces my intention to live in the present, and reminds me that joy comes from within. In sum: More than living. THRIVING.