Early in 2022, I made the decision to walk away from my corporate career - a role in internal and external communications - and go “all in” on The Women’s Vault. For nine months, I ran The Women’s Vault as a “side hustle”, while my corporate job provided me with a stable income, holiday and sick pay and also fulfilment - I love what I do and I’ve done it for 15 years.
But juggling two full-time jobs, alongside having a young child, has been immensely stressful and challenging. Following many hours deliberating my options, I have decided to join the unstable, but exciting, realm of being a business owner (in the knowledge that one in five UK businesses fail).
I started The Women’s Vault as a passion project; I wanted to see how I could help women to be confident and to juggle motherhood with their careers, and whether I could help corporate companies support their female workforce better, too. Having experienced the immense benefits of flexible working, yet faced the challenges of both negotiating it and adapting to it, I recognised an opportunity to support women looking for change in their working lives through more flexibility.
I didn’t know if it would succeed or fail and I still don’t. Some days that’s really scary, I can tell you!
So having gone through the process of making a huge decision, as well as helping my clients with life-altering choices - such as applying for a new role, having another child, or changing careers - I thought it may help others if I shared a few tips on decision making.
Five things to do when you need to make a big decision:
Remember, if you've made a decision and a few months down the track it's not the right one, then you can always go back to exploring other options. You don't have to save face. If it's not right, then it's not right, and life's too short not to be happy!
If you're looking to make a big personal or career decision, from whether to take a promotion, change jobs/careers, to relocate with your work - then get in touch with me about the specific process that I can take you through to make the decision that you need to make. I have now helped many women to get unstuck and move forward with their lives, now having made a decision that they are happy with. This process usually takes 90mins and can be done via Zoom - that's all we need and your decision will be made! You'll feel lighter and happier - like a weight's been lifted off your shoulders. If you're interested to find out more, complete this form to do a complimentary taster session and I can share more about the process.
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