My Story

My Story

I used to think that I would have a normal and linear professional life: be hired by the company where I did my first internship, get promoted after 3 years, loving my job and my working environment.

Well…as you can imagine everything didn’t turn out as planned.

At first I was confused

Did I do anything wrong? Maybe I missed the memo about “life after Graduation” kick-back to reality. I wasn’t miserable but I wasn’t happy either.

I mean, I got hired before I finished my Master degree, graduated from a prestigious French business school. I was working in a trendy neighborhood in Paris.

And yet something was missing. The thing: my purpose.

Finding my purpose

I ran away from my comfort zone…Literally.

I quit my job and took a train from Paris to Düsseldorf (Germany) within two weeks.

Nobody understood my decision.

I wasn’t capable of explaining it in a very rational way either.

For the first time in a while, I was only listening to my heart. I knew that I was going to be okay financially even though I had no sign of it at that moment.

I also have a history with Düsseldorf. Maybe I will explain it to you someday.

What you have to know for now is that I felt like I was breathing again. Not because of the beauty of the city in particular but because I was regaining control over my life.

I would do what I wanted when I wanted. I got out of a prison that I built myself without realizing.

I wasn’t made for a “normal” corporate life. My purpose is to reach the most people I can.

  • Through my personal development blog

where I write about my mistakes in my early 20s, my hopes and self-development tips. I encourage other women to trust their instincts and fully own their life.

  • Through my Digital Marketing Agency

that I’ve dedicated to entrepreneurs and especially women business owners whose company serves their life and not the other way around.

I’ve finally found my calling

I work more than I used to. But that’s all good because just like you, I have decided to be in charge of my life and do what I love.

I believe we are all meant to accomplish a mission on this Earth. I feel at peace with myself and my environment.

I still don’t know what tomorrow will bring. But I’ve learned to cherish the moment.

I am ready for whatever happens because I know that the best is yet to come.

And you what is your story?

I have heard more nos than yeses in my career. I’ve learned to take feedback as a way to improve and do better. Do not take no for a definite answer. It is actually the starting point to get more yeses in the future. Also remember that people who said no to you yesterday might be the ones to ask you to say yes tomorrow. Failure is an essential part of your success.

Adama Hawa DialloDigital Marketing Strategist & Personal Development Blogger