Over the last months and years, I’ve had people reach out to me to ask about how I went from corporate executive to building my thriving business from scratch.
(Those who contacted me also included some of my former colleagues.)
They wanted to know the reasons behind it, what went on in my head as I was making the decision, how I actually felt leaving the corporate world, when I judged it to be a good time to leave, any fears I had, my motivation behind it…
They were also asking about the actual preparatory transition phase leading up to my leave, about the practical things I did to actually build and sustain my business, the marketing and communications strategies, the legal and admin aspects…
I noticed that many people dream about becoming independent. They want to live on their own terms. (Who wouldn’t?) Even more so with all the disruptions and possibilities the last few years brought to the surface.
They are also somewhat confused about how to go about that. Where to start. What to prioritise. When to make the move. And let’s not forget the mindset piece that plays a huge role in any bold moves we make (or not make, for that matter…).
Since I wanted to understand people’s needs more, I conducted a survey this summer. I interviewed those who want to quit being employees and start to live on their own terms. (I shared the results from this survey in another blog article here.)
I used the results from the survey and my own personal experience of going from a multinational corporate executive to business owner to create an online course called “Go from Employee to Independent”. The enhanced version of it has since been my signature programme.
Tell us: what is your idea of living on your own terms?
About the author: Jarmila Zářická is a loving mother, wife, friend and mentor. She is a Czech-Australian global citizen having lived and worked on numerous continents – with Germany the current stop on her exhilarating life journey. A few years ago, Jarmila decided to leave her 20-year international corporate career in communications and public affairs – to launch her own service- and product-based online business from scratch. Today, Jarmila is passionate about helping others to also live independently by sharing her knowledge, hands-on experience and lessons learned on how to go from employee to launching their own company. Details on her website (emeraldjaaz.com). For inquiries, get in touch with Jarmila via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).