Hi! I’m Melanie. Melanie Sumiko Yiyu (formerly Tsuchiya) St. Clair to be specific. And I’ve got big dreams for you and I.
Hey there boss brains! I am thrilled that you are here with me today.
Straight out of college I landed my “dream” corporate job as a data analyst. I craved making a difference, wanted to become an industry leader, and was determined to rock those power heels like a total boss.
Yet, every morning, I dreaded the urgent sound of my alarm clock. Drudging through the day in my 9-5 was crushing my spirit. And I quickly grew tired of working for someone else’s agenda and wanted more from my everyday.
I never in a million years thought I would be an entrepreneur. But here we are.
In bouts of frustration from eye-twitch inducing corporate politics, I would turn to my side hustle hoping to feel the entrepreneur’s “high of success.” But slaving away at content creation, always desperate for growth, and praying I’d make a sale left me feeling empty.
We were made for greater things than always craving more.
I lacked the fulfillment in my business that other entrepreneurs sang praises to. At the end of the day, the pressure to focus on profitability and constant growth left me feeling like I wasn’t enough. I thought I’d never actually be “successful.”