More and more professional women are looking to start their own business – they are as the song goes “doing it for themselves“. They are either leaving the corporate world altogether or adding another business to their portfolio. I’m not surprised to read this because it mirrors my own journey. Here are the top six reasons why this is happening:
1. More Work-Life Balance .
2. Work independently, while also being part of a team
3. Low Start Up Costs and Monthly Overheads
4. Cool rewards and incentives
5. Goodbye glass ceiling
6. Get paid very well to just be who you are
What would your top reason be and why?
When I started my own business I would have said “more work-life balance” was certainly top of the list. But two years on into my journey and the reason I keep going is number six. Getting paid very well to just be who I am – my authentic self. I had worked in the corporate world for so long that I had forgotten who I was and I what I wanted out of life. Everyone else’s requirements were more important than mine – including my employers. Imagine being at the bottom of the “to do” list behind your employer. I thought doing life the corporate way was what everyone wanted – great job, car, money, perks of the job but I was unfulfilled and unhappy. I knew that something was missing – something BIG.
And what was missing was me – my authentic self. It has been a journey to find that person again but its been worth it. If you want to know how I did it, get in touch. Lets have a coffee and talk about what it really is you want out of life.