To Be or Not To Be!Jul 08, 2022
I was working through goals and aspirations with one of my executive coaching clients recently. When we delved deeper into her ‘dreams’ – her dream was to escape the corporate world and be her own boss. "Why?" I asked.
"I love my job," she said. "I don’t particularly enjoy who I’m working for (and I can’t see that changing anytime soon) and I’m finding I am becoming increasingly frustrated with the system I’m working in."
"Well just do it", I said.
The dream turned into dismay. "I can’t", she said "because…."
There were numerous reasons that followed the 'because'… my kids are still at school so I still need a secure income...I can’t afford to jeopardise my super…what happens if it doesn’t work and I have trouble finding another job….
The yearning to be one’s own boss is a common aspiration for many people I deal with – clients, friends, family. Equally common is the response that 'I can’t/couldn’t do it'.
I have also helped and coached (both formally and informally) many to make the leap from employee to business owner or self-employed. To see them succeed and flourish has been a rewarding experience.
This year marks my 22nd year in my consulting business. And I haven’t looked back – not for one day. My motivation to take this leap was driven by a deep desire to:
- Control my own Destiny
- Design the Life I Want
- Be my own Boss
- Make Money
which I have and continue to do.
I know this isn’t the path for everyone HOWEVER if you have these dreams and desires maybe it’s time to put your energies into making them a reality.
Here’s a few things to help you…
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