I thought I did everything right—I went to college, took on every internship under the sun, worked hard, and… couldn’t land a job to save my life.
And yes, now I’m an award-winning counterterrorism professional, career coach and entrepreneur featured in Forbes, Wall Street Journal, TEDx and more.
…But it wasn’t always that way.
After finishing my degree, I spent months applying for jobs and never hearing back... And eventually, I accepted a job as an admin assistant making minimum wage.
To know that I had real potential to make an impact in the world as I sat in my desk doing nothing of meaning really ate at my soul.
I counted down until 5pm every day.
I could hardly afford my bills.
I lived for the weekends.
I felt undervalued.