After 16 Days, Ogilvy & Mather saw this project and got in touch. They liked what I was doing and offered me an internship. So, less than halfway through My 40 Days, it appeared by trying to overcome the fear of failure, I had succeeded at getting offered a job.
A lot of people have asked me why I initially stopped at Day 19, with no further videos or challenges – and this was it, one job led to another and from there I had no time or capacity to complete the project.
I began to realise that My 40 Days could not be left unfinished. It seemed like everyone was asking when the next video was coming out, or when I was going to finish it. I was amazed by how many people were impacted by the project and inspired by the concept of stepping out the comfort zone.
I love the advertising world and the thrills of the creative industry but the sense of purpose wrapped up in helping people reach their full potential was something I wanted to take a risk at developing.
I want to know if you have ever left your job to pursue your passions. Join the conversation on Twitter @my40days or Facebook – My 40 Days or contact me through the website.
I look forward to hearing from you.