At age 25, Brit Morin left a highly coveted job at Google to figure out what she wanted to do with her career.
Today, at age 30, she's running a successful content and e-commerce platform.
The founder and CEO of Brit + Co, a media company that inspires women to be more creative, has since built a readership of tens of millions, worked with top brands like Target and Starbucks, and rolled out a line of products and online classes.
While the decision to leave Google "was really hard," Morin said it was the right move. "I felt like there was no better time to take a risk than when I was young," she said.
Morin shares with CNBC four key lessons she learned from the transition.