Take a leap of faith – learn to earn in the pockets of your day

By 5 February 2017Work

Have you ever dreamt of leaving your job?

Do you dream of quitting being a slave to something that you hold little or no passion for, but fear stops you?

You do what you know how to do, you have the feeling it’s too late to change tack, too risky, you earn well (or well enough) and given your financial/family responsibilities it’s too hard to start again, to go back to the beginning? But you know you want something else, something more – not just financially but personally – something to reignite you — remember the days when anything and everything was possible? I certainly did.

I remember the choices I failed to make; just one example: in my prime (20s) I was a “gung-ho” pretty smart nurse, running a busy ward in London…….so many people suggested I should take up medicine – I was possibly bright enough! But whilst giving the idea a little thought I dissuaded myself with the notion that at the age of 26 there was no point – after all I was likely to get married settle down have children in the coming years; that was the expected path… my mistake; the realities of that did not happen until I was closer to 40!

Don’t get me wrong I have had a great career – and still enjoy it part-time, but I had this nagging feeling that I should do something  different, something new (you know that feeling?).  I found the idea of doing something from home was somewhat enticing. However what could I do from home – my skill base and expertise is in running an Intensive Care Unit! But when I reflected on those skills I realised I actually have quite a crop of transferable capabilities. I am by nature a positive person, I am great at time management, I love working with people, I am passionate about health and wellbeing, I am a good communicator, so to put these skills to use – only question HOW?

Sometimes a leap of faith is needed – and so following an interesting conversation – in fact several – I took that leap of faith and now enjoy working from home in the pockets of my day… and you can too.

If you are looking for new opportunities that will have you earn as you learn, that will stretch you, that will see you working in a team that will soften the fall when you stumble, that is not dependant on your ethnic, cultural, economic or educational background; that places no importance on your visa status, your sex or your age (although must be young as heart!), then maybe it’s worth exploring.

In the words of Richard Branson “If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you are not sure you can do it, say yes  – then learn how to do it later”.

Connect with us and get started on changing things up in your own life, take your own leap of faith and learn to earn, risk free, in the pockets of your day.

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