In today’s episode, Anna looks at why running your own business is the best way to create and apply ‘freedom, flexibility and fulfilment’ when you’re planning to have children.
(1:21) “On the surface, nothing, it may seem like a full-time job is the safest option when it comes to having children: you get a steady salary, you’ll get paid maternity leave, and you have the security of having a guaranteed role to come back to once you’re ready to start working again.”
(3:24) “When it comes to running your own business, on the other hand, there are many shades of grey (and colours of the rainbow!) in between that millionaire hustler at the one end of the spectrum and the struggling freelancer at the other. It’s perfectly possible, and reasonable, to earn a good living in your own business while running it on your own terms, with the work-life balance (or work-life integration) that you’re after.”
(11:07) “If you start now, you’ll have time to work out what business you want to run, build an established online presence and that really can take time, it can take months or years to build the credibility, the following, the community, and then create a pipeline of clients as well. This means that you can build your business in such a way that it will survive when you take time off.”
*Resources mentioned during the episode*
Leaving the Corporate 9 to 5– After interviewing 50 people who have left the corporate 9 to 5 to forge their own path, Anna has collected their stories in a book that will inspire you with the possibilities that are out there and reassure you that you’re not alone in looking for an alternative. www.leavingthecorporate9to5.com
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