Cruise Ship or Backpack?
In March of 2013, I made the decision to leave Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and join CoachUp, an fast-growing tech startup. So far, it has been the best decision of my professional career.
However, the decision being the “best” of my career had nothing to do with CoachUp being a better anything when compared to J&J. Rather than the decision being rooted in right or wrong, better or worse, I’ve concluded that it’s all about fit. At this stage in my career, working at a smaller, fast-growing company is simply a better fit — both for personal growth and for my ability to contribute significantly to a company’s growth.
Before I made my decision to resign from J&J, I reached out to family, friends, mentors, and anyone I could get in contact with who was in the entrepreneurial/startup community. I was curious what it was like on the other side of the fence — whether the grass was really greener...
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