I spent 35 years trying to play the game in order to be successful. I went to college, got good grades and graduated with a BA in Sociology. I followed the money and opportunities offered to me in the high end restaurants I worked in during college and created a life I thought would make me happy.
The thing was, my life looked great on paper and I made lots of money, but everything felt like a battle. I was stressed out and frustrated and didn’t feel very free. I HATED having to conform in order to fit in. I complained about my job and the people I worked with. In my mind, everyone was purposefully trying to hold me back and piss me off. I was afraid to make any real changes because I doubted myself and didn’t want to lose everything.