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From Corporate to Confident
I run a successful business from home now, but things haven’t always been this way.
I once was a corporate career woman and a proud one at that! I loved my job! It was my priority and my passion. I could see myself being a career woman for my entire life. I poured myself into my career and loved it. So much so, that I didn’t even know if I wanted children. I saw the way corporate treated women once they became mothers. It scared me.
That was until I decided I was missing out and my sweet daughter came along...
Becoming a mother changed everything for me. Maybe you can relate! My priorities began to shift. I once wanted to prove myself within the corporation I worked for, but now just wanted to be everything to my sweet little girl. I wanted to be a present mom and never wanted to disappoint her.
Sounds normal and do-able, right?
Except that corporate doesn’t always view our personal priorities as being able to work harmoniously with a career (so disappointing).
Have you ever been denied time off when you had a sick child?
Have your priorities ever been questioned by a person in leadership when you were trying to balance your family?
My daughter was in daycare, and you probably know about the germs and illnesses that come with daycare. She was frequently sick, and needed to stay home from daycare often.
I didn’t want anyone else to stay home with my daughter to care for her when she was sick. I wanted to be that source of comfort for her!
So, I did choose to stay home with her when she got sick, but that didn’t come without consequences. It reached a point at my corporate job where I had to choose between my family and my career. It was NOT easy.
So, I decided to become an entrepreneur and use my skills at home to serve other business owners.
That decision hasn’t come without difficulties, uncertainties, and insecurities.
It has taken an insurmountable amount of mindset work to blossom into the business owner I am today. Mindset work is really never-ending though, right? I’ve found it to be a choice every day and in every decision to continue to grow and not fall back into former habits and mindsets.
I’ve found in this journey that I am so passionate about helping women transform from corporate professionals to confident business owners.
What if I told you that there is space for you to be yourself - unapologetically and wholly you?! There’s space for you to be the real you, not the corporate you, when YOU own your time.
To that point, the real you and the corporate you ARE different people. I didn’t realize it at the time because I was immersed in the corporate world. It was where I first found my identity.
...Until I left.
...Until I managed my own priorities.
...Until I managed my own time.
...Until I got to focus on what I wanted.
THEN I realized that when I was in corporate I was working to further someone else’s dreams. Now, I get to focus on fulfilling my own. I get to dig deep and really ask myself what I want.
I understand the fears that come with change. We feel secure when receiving a steady paycheck and when our health benefits come from someone else. Guaranteed hours, steady pay, promotions...I know there are some benefits to a corporate position.
If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything, though, it’s that we can definitely have a false sense of security in those careers. Corporations have had to lay thousands of people off during this time...people who once felt extremely secure in their position within that company.
Hear me out, I’m not knocking the corporate world. I definitely don’t judge you if that’s what you love! I’ve been there, and had those points in my life where that was my life. It was when my circumstances and priorities began to change that I realized that I too needed a change.
So, why do I bring all of this up?
Because I meet incredible women every day, women who have been outstanding employees in powerful organizations, who now crave change. It pains me a bit because these women have gotten passed up for promotions, work for less than they deserve, and even if everything is great, simply collecting a paycheck isn’t what sets their soul on fire.
Some of these women want a side-hustle so they can begin to build a business while they remain in their corporate position.
Some of these women have a side-hustle, but lack the non-negotiable confidence and courage they need to feel to take the next step.
Some of these women are jumping two feet into the entrepreneurial journey and are scared but optimistic about that change.
Some of these women are still in a corporate position and are just asking questions to test the waters and see if entrepreneurship is even a reasonable possibility for them.
Wherever you are in your journey, I just want to first say that you are a badass. There’s really just no other way to say it!
You work in, or have worked in, a career where you’ve likely given so much of yourself. You may have also been balancing a family in the process, and I can be the first to tell you that that’s no easy task. The mom guilt that you may have felt at times + the need to show up and provide for your family...those are no small things! My mama's heart knows.
So, let me ask you, what do you want?
If you sit down and think about what you want your life to look like, do you picture yourself in a full-time career in a corporation? Do you picture yourself running your own business? Multiple businesses? Do you have freedom with your time?
Change can be scary, but change is also inevitable if we want our future to look different than our current situation. Wait, isn’t that the definition of insanity?!
When I talk about going from corporate to confident, I talk a lot about finding yourself again and refocusing on your desires. When you’ve been following someone else’s “rules” for so long, and you’ve been part of making their goals happen, you often lose sight of what you want your life to look like.
Confidence means “a feeling of trust and firm belief in yourself or others.” (https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/confidence)
Confidence is stepping out, knowing, and trusting yourself that you can do hard things. You can make big things happen, and you can achieve your goals!
I’ve walked the journey from corporate to confident.
Now, I love to help other women do the same!
Is that you? Are you ready for a change? Do you want to be in charge of your own time?
I would love to talk to you and hear about your journey!
Set up a Discovery Call with me here!