I realized it was the ideal time to take a bet on me! It was the perfect time in my life to assume the risks of being an entrepreneur. My strengths, passion and background made me well-positioned to own and operate a successful business and reap the rewards.
I have always considered owning my own business, but it was never the right time, nor had I identified the right business model. So, instead, I passionately (and patiently) pursued a career as a Human Resources professional for some of the world’s leading brands (Pepsi, General Mills and Starbucks).
During this time I had the great fortune of both loving and being successful in my HR career. Each of these experiences allowed me to build lasting relationships, be a part of great teams and drive strong results. But, equally important for my current entrepreneurial pursuits, each experience helped me to build a solid foundation in what is required to successfully operate a business, to build high-performing teams and to create strong, recognizable brands.
I decided to quit my job because…
I found myself at a bit of a cross-road–enjoying my work, but with diminished passion. Increasingly I felt less challenged, and more discontent; and while I still very much enjoyed my career, the nagging feeling that it was time to pursue entrepreneurship–in all its risks, and potential glory, wouldn’t go away. This forced me to begin reflecting, and seriously revisiting what was next for me.
I spent time thinking through what I most appreciated about my current work environment, identifying the strengths I enjoyed leveraging, and listing the aspects of my day-to-day that contributed to me feeling passionate, energized and excited. The more I thought through what I wanted and most enjoyed, the more all roads led back to taking a calculated leap of faith, and leaving my corporate career to pursue a ‘dormant’ dream of being an entrepreneur.
I decided to quit my job because…
After months of weighing the pros and cons I no longer had great answers to the questions, “Why not entrepreneurship”? And better yet, “Why not now?!”
Victoria Anderson is a former Human Resource executive who has worked for companies such as Pepsi, General Mills and Starbucks. She recently decided to step out on faith and quit her job to pursue entrepreneurship by opening her own State Farm Insurance business. Victoria may be reached at Victoria1230@gmail.com
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1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
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5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
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"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
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Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
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18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
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21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"