I turned 40 last week, almost impossible to believe I know but as a landmark birthday for most, here I am starting again! When I say starting again, I mean it, I have had to buy everything from knives and forks, to cars and curtains. It has been stressful, expensive but also quite liberating.
I am also “starting again” launching Verse Group here in the UK. I am slowly filling my office with pictures, white boards and soon a couple more people for the Verse team.
It hasn’t been easy, I underestimated the amount of work involved in setting up a business whilst moving your family half way across the world! No amount of “to do list” making would have prepared me for it. In the middle of it all however I listened to a podcast with Diana Nyad. I had never heard of her before, she is an American, extreme swimmer with an incredible story of resilience. Listening to her talk there was a clear message all the way through “Find a Way”. So, at the top of every page when I started my day I would write “Find a Way”. That mindset has helped me achieve so much in 3 months, so maybe if you are overwhelmed with everything you must do, try writing that down. It helps!
The best thing about “starting again” in recruitment is my clean fresh database. I am not inheriting lists of candidates and clients that are faceless to me. I have a connection with everyone I am adding to the system and that is really encouraging. It is not all new to me though, after 15 years in recruitment and 8 years delivering to the Australian market, it has been easy to fit back in with the Manc way of life.
You never really lose it.
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