I have grown up playing golf. I spent many weeks and summers traveling with my dad, team, and friends to play in amateur golf tournaments across the US. I played golf at the University of Memphis which kept me from studying abroad as I constantly had a full schedule at home. After graduating with an Accounting degree, I immediately started working at a local investment bank, specifically in the capital markets. Long hours, a few days off, and many stressful days later I finally began to learn self- awareness. I hated that I spent every day sitting in front of a computer screen trying to cold call people that didn’t want to talk to me to sell them something not because I thought it was right but because I would get chewed out if I didn’t. Don’t get me wrong, some of the experiences at this job were great. I loved traveling and meeting new clients and developing new relationships over my three years in the business. I made new friends of different ages and backgrounds but I realized I enjoyed the personal aspect much more than the business portion. It was hard to give up the status and the money but ultimately, I wasn’t happy.
Morgan, CEO of Chica Confident
I do not settle for ordinary. Or rather, I do not know what “ordinary” even is. I find myself chasing after the “butterflies” as I like to call them. That feeling you get in the pit of your stomach that tells you to GO FOR IT. To jump into the unknown, no matter how scared you feel. I worked for almost two years at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a local cancer research hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. This job taught me so much about empathy, patience, perspective, and the swiftness of life. As time went on, the job became very draining. I knew I wanted to start my own path, but no time ever seemed like the “right time”. The fear gremlins always seemed too loud. But with John Luke’s support, I dove headfirst into my journey creating Chica Confident. It is now a thriving blogger coaching + consulting business. Traveling allows me to find peace, reboot and increase my reach on those who I can help! I am thrilled this blog exists. I know it will be totally inspiring, enlightening and applicable for all those who want to jump into their dreams headfirst. Go see the world, see how people live outside of your bubble. Are you ready to take the leap?