I have been coming up with business ideas for as long as I can remember. Mostly, the ideas were to solve a problem I was having;
The infamous ‘Umbrella hat’ idea that combined my love of hats and my need for an umbrella. The ’Key Locator’, a panic button for locating your keys in a hurry, born from my tendency to leave my keys in the most ridiculous places imaginable. Inside a capsicum in the fridge is by far the strangest. It has been my lifelong goal to own and run my own thriving business but I really haven’t found anything that I wanted to work long and hard for. Until now.
Why this? Why now?
I was good at my job and I had a flourishing career but I wanted more. As it turns out it wasn’t difficult to find, in fact, a new opportunity found me. I got a new job that promised more responsibility, higher pay, more complexity and a big step up in my career. I was excited. This was what I had been working so hard for. This was it.
I couldn’t have been more wrong and what’s worse, there were giant red flags that I had ignored.
As the security pass for my new job was hung over my head I knew I had made a mistake. I had been flattered into taking a job that I knew, in my soul, was not for me. It was not the life I wanted for myself and it was certainly not the work I knew I should be doing. I did a pretty good job of hiding it and pretending it was going to be okay but deep down I knew this wasn’t something I could talk myself out of, no matter how hard I tried…and boy, did I try!
I came home one night and confided in my husband that I hated my job, I hated what I was doing and that I was completely lost. In his infinite wisdom he told me I’m not going to be any happier in another job and and that I should probably just figure out what it is that I really want to do. It stung. Was everything I had worked so hard for going to be thrown away?
..KR Coaching was born. My business ideas are no longer a problem I’m trying to solve for myself. This is about empowering you (yes, you!) to live the life that you want and deserve.
So, I am putting on the bravest face I can muster and leaping into the unknown. I have big dreams for where this is going and I can’t wait to share it with you. Forget the umbrella hat, this is going to be huge!