Gwyneth Paltrow made a decision most of us probably wouldn't.
She traded the luxury that comes with a successful Hollywood acting career for pitch meetings and business conference rooms. Now venture capitalists and a corporate board question her every move.
"I (basically) walked away from a career where people kissed my a-- to being grilled by a VC or my board," Paltrow wrote in a post on LinkedIn.
Paltrow is working to build her lifestyle company Goop, and that has come with a lot of lessons.
"These days I spend every waking hour trying to execute on a strategy I created with my team to make Goop the number one global lifestyle brand (a girl can dream), while trying to get us to profitability before my series B runs out," she wrote.
Here's what the actress turned business executive learned from her career switch.