I’ll never forget the day one of my closest friends phoned me at 9am on a Friday, and I knew something was amiss. She worked for an investment bank, NEVER phoned during office hours. It turned out that she had been made redundant with immediate effect, the last of her team to go. She had known it might be coming, but had buried her head in the sand and hoped for the best.
The funny thing is, the best did happen in the end, only not quite in the way she had hoped.
For someone who had been terrified of redundancy, I remember so clearly the lightness in her voice, the sense of relief and the excitement at the prospect of a new kind of freedom. No more commute. No more 6am starts. No more office politics. And so much opportunity. My friend is the first to admit she hates making decisions, so redundancy actually turned out to be a blessing because it made someone else make a massive decision for her. Now, four years on, she runs her own flourishing business, sets her own hours and gets paid twice as much to do the same kind of work she did before. And she loves it.
Sometimes the very things we are afraid of turn out to be the best kind of adventures. So if you are facing redundancy, ask yourself this:
“What if this were to turn out as a great blessing? What would that look like?”
And while you are thinking about it, I encourage you to spend 30 minutes listening to my latest podcast episode with free-spirited Yorkshire lass, Kerry Roy, who lost her job but found her calling.
Kerry used her redundancy notice to hatch her escape plan, combining running a successful glamping, wedding and events business with feeding her addiction for travel and adventure. Always determined to fulfill her dreams, seek new opportunities, travel often and be forever grateful for the wonderful journey of life, in listening to Kerry’s story you will be filled with motivation to bring your dream to life whatever may be thrown at you along the way.
[1m 0s] How Kerry dealt with the disappointment of her redundancy notice and instead made it a positive thing
[5m 0s] How Kerry juggled finances when she began the road to opening her own business
[7m 0s] Kerry discovered her calling, hear how
[8m 0s] How the support of Kerry’s partner, Dave, helped her make breakthroughs
[9m 0s] Building a power team of friends and family who helped start Kerry’s business
[10m 30s] Kerry’s attitude to ‘risk’ when curveballs are thrown her way
[11m 30s] The story behind Kerry’s business name, Camp Katur
[13m 0s] Kerry’s mission for Camp Katur, how she looks after her customers and ensures their escape from routine
[16m 0s] Key ways Kerry makes time and space for herself while juggling business efforts day to day
[20m 0s] How she balances work, life and travel – some great tips here
[22m 0s] What’s next for Kerry and Dave, their exciting plans to move to the mountains
[25m 0s] How Kerry and Dave work as a couple in aligning each other’s dreams
[27m 30s] Kerry’s amazing visualization for her future
[29m 30s] The challenges and fears Kerry faces on her next chapter…