In a recent NBC 4 interview with Barbara Harrison I had the wonderful opportunity to discuss the topic of redefining success and implementation of a "third metric" with editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post and author of the new book, Thrive Arianna Huffington.
By society's definition, and as Arianna addresses in her book, success is primarily defined by two key metrics: "money and power." She emphasizes the impact of this (common, but unhealthy) approach, as if someone were sitting on a "two-legged stool." She says those who are living their lives this way are: "... determined to never get off that treadmill, despite the cost in terms of their well-being, relationships, and happiness."
Although we briefly touched on my story of redefining success for myself and my decision to change my career from the medical field to fashion, I wanted to share the elements of my journey to finding a successful life. My hope is that this story could help even just one person, who may be facing similar decisions.