Many people ask me why I’m so passionate about Cybersecurity. After many years in the IT field, I switched to Cybersecurity because I was on a journey of reinvention – almost like a rebirth.
After several years, I started to notice that I was very passionate about my work related to helping women become aware of and how to protect their cyber world, I wasn’t passionate about many other aspects of my job.
7 Cues That Led Me To Start Way2Protect:
1. I woke up most days having a strong feeling there was something missing in my life;
2. What used to be exciting and thrilling about having a career and climbing the corporate ladder was not there anymore;
3. My mind was stuck on negative thinking and I was unable to shut down the internal conversations;
4. I felt anxious and stressed over the weekend because the work week was about to start again on Monday or because I spent all the weekend working;
5. Many times I looked at myself in the mirror and realized I wanted my life to be full of excitement, happiness and passion;
6. I let stress impact my health because I stopped practicing self-care prioritizing everything else except ME;
7. I was resistant to listening to my inner voice that was telling me “there should be another way.” Continuing in this path was mentally, physically and spiritually exhausting.
When I started to think about the possibility of starting my own business, I could feel a tiny spark lightning up, especially as I considered focusing on doing what I love the most, helping you to be aware of cybercrime and protect you and your family from Cybermonsters.
I took action and Way2Protect was born.
Leaving a career behind was very scary because I didn’t know any other way to function: I was entering an unknown territory. You know that feeling in the stomach, like there is a tied knot in your belly?
What I realized when I started my entrepreneur journey is that life is a constant adventure and that we have an incredible power to adapt and learn.
I must confess, at times I felt pressured to consider the old way of doing things. Having a job is much easier than venturing into the unknown.
This is how many of my clients felt about technology. It’s easy to feel lost and overwhelmed when learning something new, or doing something in a new way, even when we know it’s necessary to improve our lives.
It’s normal to feel a pull to the familiar, the old way of doing things: your old computer, your old phone, the old way of interacting with others online and your old way of caring for your technology.
I wanted to do what I always knew and deciding to choose getting out of my comfort zone has been one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences of my life. I am so grateful!
I know you can do that too! You can embark on a journey to take charge of your Cybersafety for you, your family and your business.
What is one old thing in technology you are still holding on to that you are going to venture to change? I’m so excited to hear your answer in the comments down below!