So, as I bow out of Corporate 2014 today, I have one final encouragement, and that is, to finish well. 2014 will always be the year that I personally decided to make a change which was to leave my big employer consisting of infrastructure, support and a comfortable salary to start up on my own and I only wish I had done it sooner.
This morning I woke up tired, but reflective and realised there is no point looking back but rather to appreciate all the good people and opportunities that I have been blessed with this year. With that, I’m hoping these words of encouragement hit the mark:
Head space is our greatest weapon, decompress over the New Year break and refresh
Create a Career Bucket List, if you knew you couldn’t fail, who would you work with/what would you do?
Fellow Entrepreneurs – don’t be afraid to fail or try again. You can do it and refine your board of advisors.
Get healthy, kick the bad habits not dealt with. Who cares about resolutions unmet, just create news ones
“Age only matters if you are a cheese”… or set in your ways…. Stay flexible and be more concerned with how you come across than how you look
Be proactive and productive, opportunity can only work with a moving vehicle
Be positive, Little Miss or Master Negative never changed the world
Love the ones you’re with. 2014 has been without question one of the most depressing in terms of word news – from disappearing passenger planes to racially motivated shootings and protests in the States, to the Ebola virus, I only hope that 2015 is a better year for everyone.
Thank you to all my clients/candidates for your custom in the three months since LeoHarper launched. Helping people find talent or the right opportunity within a sector I truly enjoy servicing has been a very liberating experience, even without the funding and structure I am used to. It’s amazing what you can accomplish without a 30+ people office, multiple recruitment disciplines, conference calls and general “white noise” that was part of my remit as the MD of a much larger business.
Life is not a dress rehearsal and we are here for one show only so let’s make 2015 count. Stay fearless, 2015 is a new year, a new beginning so start well.