In 2006, I thought I had life all figured out. I had just gotten married, bought a house, and started my interactive marketing career at Shaw Industries, Inc. which is the world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a Berkshire Hathaway company. It was a very secure career as I became the company “evangelist” for SEO (search engine optimization) and helped increase traffic year-over-year on their brand websites such as shawfloors.com and shawcontractgroup.com. I worked with a fantastic team and together we accomplished all sorts of great achievements.
So what changed? Why would I willingly choose to leave my career behind at the age of 35? Well, it probably started when I was about 7 years old.