Thrive! TV Tip ~ Fed up? – Try an offsite

If you are feeling lack lustre and bored with your business – why not do what the big corporates do and treat yourself to an amazing off-site. Go somewhere gorgeous, take some inspirational books, pens and magazines. Brainstorm how you want your business to be in the next year and list out all the things that could make that happen! Let your imagination flow. And to acknowledge yourself for the work – make the day even better by having a wonderful lunch, massage or spa treat….. Would you like a weekly burst of momentum delivered straight into your in box? Simply click on the button below, we’ll send you the latest tip each week! Sign me up for weekly Thrive!...
Thrive! TV Tip ~ Feeling lonely? Reach out and connect!

Thrive! TV Tip ~ Feeling lonely? Reach out and connect!

This week’s Thrive! TV Tip speaks to a real issue that I had when I first set up my own business. I was lonely. Yep, in a city of 10 million people, I was feeling very alone, isolated and cut off from the ‘real’ world…i.e. my old work mates and all the social support they gave me. I had to do things I had never done before – join groups of people who I thought I might like and share my values. having worked for a long time in a job, I was an absolute stranger to networking groups. But over time I found my new work mates and started to thrive! I wish you the best on your journey to connect. I would love to know what your experiences have been and what has worked well for you. Please comment below! Would you like a weekly burst of momentum delivered straight into your in box? Simply click on the button below, we’ll send you the latest tip each week! Sign me up for weekly Thrive!...
What does success look like now?

What does success look like now?

If you have left corporate to start up your own business have you redefined your criteria of success? If you were working for a company for many years chances are your success criteria were defined by your role, your departmental objectives and the company’s targets. Or maybe not…..maybe you defined your own success based on job title, salary and benefits package, overseas trips, class of business travel and number of staff reporting to you. So what happens when the constructs that we defined our success (and sometimes ourselves) by are no longer there? Does this mean we aren’t successful? Starting up your own business means redefining many things, finances, working location, tax status but often we forget to redefine how we will judge ourselves to be successful. From my own experience and working with many Corporate Crossovers®, (women starting a business who have left corporate) not redefining our success criteria can leave us with that nagging doubt wondering if we made the right decision to leave. If left unchecked, it can also grow into vacillation about whether to stay self-employed or to go and get a ‘real’ job again. Personally, I went through an 18 month period of wondering if I should ‘get real’ and get a job again and it wasn’t I took stock and thought about what success meant to me now in my own business, did I realize how successful I was! Taking stock for me involved: examining what was REALLY important to me about the life I wanted to live (my values) how much time I spent working now vs. before (daily hours and vacation) my income...
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