I quit my job with nothing to go to in the GFC.
No income, no options & no ideas either.
During this time I discovered something important - that we are far more than our role.
It didn’t matter the job title, the salary or the perks.
What really mattered was that long term unemployment looked like a real option, and I didn’t know if I was going to be enough!
So with no easy wins on the horizon I invested in myself by
- ditching trash (tele, novels & games)
- learning to discern the difference between good & great advice
- getting coached.
But first, I got out of my own way.
I decided that I wanted a choice about my next role.
Instead of aiming lower or sideways, I aimed higher.
Then a funny thing happened.
People would stop & ask me what I was doing differently.
Someone even told me that I made being unemployed look great!
Then it all came together. And I landed a great CEO role in my industry that was right up my alley
Even better? I was energised by it and\ knew it was something I could sink my teeth into.
Now, I head up my own consultancy and help executive women get back in charge of their own destiny.
If your career is not going the way you’d prefer, ask yourself:
“Am I getting in my own way? Or am I making my own way?”
You have a choice
If you liked this, check out some of my other blogs -
- Is your default setting to self select out?
- Why you need to put your blinkers on and stop comparing yourself to others
- The cost of well meaning, poor advice for busy executive women
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