LET ME TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT ME…
I climbed the corporate ladder for 10 years. I had a great job and was living out the traditional career goals we are taught to aspire to. I worked in Adelaide, Melbourne, India and Sydney and had achieved a lot at a very young age.
One day, when I was living in Sydney there was a specific moment when I was walking to work that changed my perspective on my entire life.
I was walking in a group of people as I did every morning. We were all dressed the same, coffee in one hand and a bag in the other – headphones in, trampling down the street like a herd of sheep.
I stopped for a second and looked around me. No one here was happy. They were all just running about their morning routine and not paying attention to anything around them. My thoughts were quickly stopped as people started bumping into me because I was obstructing the herd.
I DIDN’T WANT TO BE PART OF THAT HERD ANYMORE AND I’M GUESSING YOU’RE HERE BECAUSE YOU DON’T WANT TO BE EITHER.
I had always dreamed of finding a job that would allow me to work from anywhere, especially the Greek island my family is from, but for a long time that was just a dream. As far as I knew jobs like that did not exist and I would be chained to my 9-5 desk job forever.
But I was wrong and realised that if I really wanted this life of freedom then I would have to create it for myself. And I did.
I knew very little about working for myself, and in the beginning, it was really tough! I learned the hard way, but in 12 months I went from zero clients and a haemorrhaging bank account to fulltime work and a thriving business with employees.
I now live in Italy, Greece and Australia and spend the majority of my time in Venice with my husband.