A person is much more likely to deliver superb results if their motivation comes from within than they would if they picked a career based on external markers, such as money or status
Leia Ruseva is the co-founder of EllisX, an award-winning B2B startup. She started her career as an early employee at two different Boston startups (#5 and #3, respectively), before becoming the first business development hire at a mid-sized tech company. There, she built the business development program from the ground up, creating a pipeline of $9 million and led strategic initiatives across marketing, sales operations, and sales enablement. Leia serves on the Board of Directors for Open Avenues Foundation, a non-profit that empowers global talent to expand economic and career opportunities for underprivileged communities in the U.S. Her writing has been published in BuiltIn and HackerNoon.