One of the reasons I wanted to run my own business was to have the flexibility be able to work wherever I wanted to work from in the world and on my own schedule. I loved the idea of freedom that came with running your own business.
Not only location freedom, but financial freedom, time freedom!
Yesterday morning I took 2 hours out away from my office and work, to spend with one of my close friends, we went for a walk on the beach, enjoyed the sunshine, spent time with her son and walking my dog in a place I absolutely love. We chatted and laughed over coffee and funnily enough the conversation of freedom, life balance and work came up. We both work for ourselves, in different industries, but the hard work we put into building our businesses and the time and care we take nurturing our clients and business, give us the freedom and lifestyle to be able to work from wherever, whenever and enjoy life at the same time.
That day I sat and I brainstormed all the dream ideas and career choices of what I could do when I was 19, I dreamed big, and one of the main things I needed to be able to do was something that wasn’t location dependant. At the time my then boyfriend (now husband!) wasn’t sure which direction his career would take him and with the options he had in mind it could have meant we would be based anywhere in the world. I didn’t want a career or job that would hold us back from wherever we needed to be.
Freedom is definitely something that running your own business allows.
I absolutely love that I don’t have to set a 5am alarm to get ready for my corporate job, to then get on a train and commute for an hour, to work in an office in a job that didn’t fulfil me till 8pm and then tiredly make my way home. Now, after the hard work and hustle of balancing a full time corporate job and building up my business, (but don’t get me wrong I am still working hard and hustling too 😉 ), but I have the freedom to get up when I want, walk my dog at the beach, have a morning coffee with my husband everyday, work the hours I want to work on the projects and income streams that light me up, take a morning off with my bestie and enjoy the sun, totally on my terms whilst still running a profitable and successful business.
And you can too, if you want!
What does freedom look like for you? Is that something you are looking for in your life? Are you hating the grind of your day job that doesn’t light you up? It doesn’t give you the financial freedom or time freedom that you are wanting in life?
These are all questions I answered yes to! So I worked out a plan, worked hard on how to get out of that space and work towards my dream career that would give me those things I was wanting! And you can to! Grab a pen and paper, and just start writing, give yourself half an hour, an hour, heck even half a day, brainstorm everything you want, can dream of, your ideal dream day, life, location you live and work in, then that is the foundation in which you can then start building what you need to work on and work out how and what you need to do to get there.
Come and Join the Facebook Group community, Ambitious & Inspired, a group for women who want to create an incredible life for themselves on their terms.
I really wanted to create a community for women who are either still in their 9-5, have a dream to have their own business and not sure how to get going, how to come up with an exit strategy of their full time job and reach their goals and start their business. It’s also going to be a super helpful place if you have your business you recently left your full time job, you’re ready to hustle and work for yourself but kinda of thinking what now! Or you are a couple of years in and hit a bit of a standstill and don’t know how to get moving again!
My first year after I left my corporate job was one of the hardest years in business, I am going to share all the mistakes I made along the way and help you make sure you don’t make the same mistakes I did. How to be yourself in business, how to channel your ambition and make smart business decisions which will help your business grow and for you to have a freedom lifestyle on your terms ✨