What’s it actually like once you’ve battled those initial doubts and started working for yourself? What have successfully self-employed people learned from taking the leap?
When Kelly Brooks found her passion and decided to quit the “safety” of employment once and for all, she didn’t hold back. Here’s what she’s learned since starting her London yoga business.
I wish I’d been honest with myself 5 years ago. I wasn’t happy. I had gone through the education route my parents suggested, got a Business Degree, and taken a safe job in a big firm working in HR. But I hadn’t checked inwards to find out what would make me happy and feel valued in a job.
Realizing that, and investing in coaching, was the turning point that made me realize I could make my yoga dream happen. With my coach I worked through what it would be like to be self-employed. From there I booked flights to India to train to become a teacher. Having hated writing, I started a yoga blog to voice my journey. My first blog took me a whole day to write; now I can write and post a short blog in less than 30 minutes.
I didn’t know until I got back from India whether I could actually become a yoga teacher. But I had given up so much that I had to make it work. I had no house, no finances and did not want to go back to my office job.
Desperate to make it work