Hey! My name is Amber J. Adams and I write about challenging yourself to make the decision to define happiness and success on your own terms. I first started this site about seven years ago from the gray cubicle of my first job in Midtown Manhattan. At the time I was bored with my work (despite working in what is perceived to be a glamorous industry!), consumed with daydreams of traveling the world, and convinced that I was not living life to my full potential.
So, I did what many people have had the urge to do, I quit my job, travelled around for a bit, started taking on writing clients, and then I hit a big wall. I came very close to having to pack up my life in NYC and head home to Tennessee in a big wave of equal parts defeat, failure, and disgust.
Wait, what?? I know, you probably thought that was the beginning of some amazing story about how I conquered all my fears! Went on to make thousands of dollars! Flipped the bird to the man! And started living my best drool-worthy Instagram life, but honey, it is not.
Instead, it was the beginning of me evolving from being a person who focused on the external realities of my life (ugh job, blah bills, damn adulting!) to being someone who intentionally focuses on the internal realities that are within my control (mindset, mission, drive) in order to impact my external forces and push myself toward creating the type of life I want to live.
I took a look around and realized that I needed a reset. I started asking myself, “what does it really mean to be successful?” What does that look like to me? Am I a sell out if I work a 9-5? What brings me joy, and what am I willing to sacrifice to build opportunities for myself to tap into that?
In other words, what is my version of a “Fab Life” and what am I willing to do to achieve it?
That is the question that we’ll focus on this time around. I’ll be writing about my journey towards defining happiness and success on my own terms (it’s a continuous journey!) and I hope you stick around to pick up some inspiration that moves you forward on yours.
Here’s a little more about about what’s up over here on The Fab Life Project:
Personal Development: I’m a big personal development junkie. I went through a stage where I honestly thought it all was a load of BS, but ultimately I realized all the books, articles, and motivational speeches in the world cannot have an impact on you if you aren’t willing to shift your mindset to set yourself up for greatness. I love writing about making that shift.
Millennial Mindset: While there are many articles out there about how effed up our generation is, I believe that we are in prime position to impact the world.
Travel: Part of defining happiness for me is traveling to new places! I want to do more writing about the places I visit, and how I use flight deals to see the world.
Entrepreneurship/Ownership: I believe that you are the CEO of your career, whether you are working at someone’s organization, or running ish as the Boss Chick In Charge of your own company. I love writing about career strategy, and how you can challenge yourself to define your career on your own terms.
Inspirational Forces: I take “Motivation Monday” seriously over here! Each week I aim to feature something or someone that I think will inspire you to continue you to challenge yourself to keep pushing forward in your journey.
Who should read this blog?
Ladies (and fun loving gents!) looking to hit the reset button their lives. You’re in search of some motivation and inspiration, but you believe personal development should be more real talk. You’re determined to see the world, and be the boss of your career, but you have no trouble admitting that you’ve felt stuck, confused, and totally aware that you haven’t been living up to your full potential, and you are looking to change that!
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