What does “From Desk to Deck” mean?
What started from my own journey from leaving a desk job to working on deck (of a yacht), has grown to include a universal capacity for personal evolution. It’s about recognizing that we are ALL in transition and in a state of constant change. From Desk to Deck is a community for professionals who are looking to connect to their purpose, embrace their personal evolution, and to define their own version of success.
Do you ever feel like your life seems great on paper, but you get that nagging feeling that something isn’t quite right? How you SHOULD feel doesn’t quite match up with how you ACTUALLY feel? I help people like you identify personal roadblocks, discover passions, and leverage existing skills to build towards an authentic purpose-driven future.
Come here to feel inspired, learn how others have left a desk job they hated to find their next life evolution, and discover and connect with your purpose. The content here is meant to give you a new perspective on the best ways you can fully live the life you’ve always wanted.
The content here will help you:
– Release your fear of the unknown or your own self-doubts
– Identify your passion and natural gifts
– Gain tools to help you achieve your goals
My Evolution Started Here:
I felt like a failure. 3 years ago, I found myself feeling completely alone during the holidays. I was still recovering from a breakup that shook me to the core and had just been fired for the first time ever from my “dream job.”
I couldn’t help but give into the self doubt:
“Did my ten years of marketing mean absolutely nothing?”
“Was I a fraud?”
“Am I even good at any of this?”
I was definitely at a low point, questioning everything about my life.
Seeing the Light
I decided I couldn’t keep going down this road. I needed to get out of my head and make a change. I hustled as quickly as possible. Tapping my network, I met what felt like a million people for coffee and interviews. As each day passed, I became sharply aware of the building stress around the cost of just existing in NYC. After about 4 weeks of really trying to push through all the doubt and confusion, I started to see the light. I no longer cared about the life I built in NY, I no longer cared about marketing, and I was forced to really evaluate if searching for a new job just for the sake of it was really what I wanted and needed in my life right now.
Finally Listening To The Voice Inside Of Me
My inner voice would nudge me and ask, “Is this what you really want? You may be good at this, but there’s gotta be something more. You should be living the life you want and build things, not working hard for someone else’s dream”, but I would always push those thoughts aside and argue “But you keep getting promoted. You just need to be making 6 figures before starting your own company.
This career is what you’ve been building towards your whole life, and invested so much time already.” After ignoring my intuition for 10 years, my inner voice was now screaming at me. There was no distraction of a job, and it felt like the parachute of my career had collapsed. I woke up daily with anxiety attacks, and I felt like I was drowning in self-doubt. During one of these episodes, I started to meditate and I came to the realization that all this was my choice. I can choose to search for the next life raft (a stable job), or choose to swim into the unknown.
I chose to swim.
A Fresh Start
Desperately craving mental space and breathing room, I turned to the internet to find an opportunity to travel and work. More than a job, I needed freedom and a fresh start. I’ve always been the master of reinvention, but first I had to find the next stepping stone to clear a space for a new life to emerge.
I thought back to my happy place, and the thing that truly brought me joy and growth – travel. Travel was the only consistent thing in my life, and I clung to this light during my search. I came across an article on how to travel and make money, and by some chance miracle, I stumbled onto an industry I had no idea existed – yachting. After some research, I decided, why not take a chance on an adventure and booked a one-way ticket to Florida.
Little did I know the adventure was just beginning…
From Desk to Deck
A few years after starting my journey in yachting and choosing to swim into the unknown, I founded Crew Compass, a company dedicated to helping others find their bliss on the open ocean working on a superyacht. I started the company while working 18 hr days on a yacht, and dedicated every spare moment to helping others shortcut their way to a life on the water.
Today, I’m a digital nomad traveling all over the world helping others discover their passion and live a purpose-driven life. I will forever champion anyone searching for their next evolution in the pursuit of a better version of themselves. It is my hope and intention that every ripple I make in your life will give you the courage to believe in yourself, open your eyes to an ocean of opportunity, and step into your next evolution with confidence.
Chase your wave of change,