Thank you for stopping by - it's so nice to meet you!
Let me introduce myself. I'm first and foremost wife and mum as the most important thing to me is my family.
I took the 'traditional' route with life - school, further study, job, debt, family (trying to do it all - unsuccessfully!), more study, job, more debt ..
As happy as I was with my amazing husband and beautiful children, my day job as a an executive in a major corporation just wasn't fulfilling me or providing the lifestyle I dreamed of. The harder I worked, the more 'office politics' I faced and my salary could not So I went back to study and achieved an MBA with the vision to continue to climb the 'corporate ladder' ...
But, instead of getting the promotion I deserved, the company decided to restructure and made my position redundant. I had no difficulty finding another 'job' but this experience really made me have a long, hard look at myself and my life and consider whether I was doing the right thing.
Of course I could start working at another company, put the long hours in for the same salary, deal with office politics and continue making ends meet - but something deep inside of me was telling me to stop.
I took some time to figure out what I really wanted ... and it took a while! Most of us get caught up in day-to-day life (in other words the 'treadmill'!) and don't devote any time to understanding who we really; what we really want; and what we are really capable of.
So I took some time to read (a lot!), meditate and dream. And I asked myself a lot of questions ... Did I really enjoy leaving my home for over 12 hours each day to deal with people who were unwilling to collaborate? Do I really share the same values and vision as the company I would be working for? And most importantly ...
Did I want to continue trading my time for money and still not living the life I really wanted???
The answer was a very loud 'NO'!!!!
I knew there was a much better way but was I ready for it???