Hi readers, I have been silent for a while so it wouldn’t be right to start this post without a life update.
The last 6 months of my life has been quite interesting. I went from working for myself to working for a company. All choices I made deliberately however transitioning into a full time “9-5” has not been easy.
In case you’re curious, I did a masters in Management Consulting and within a few months of graduation I decided to give contracting as an independent consultant a go. This turned out to be an amazing experience.
I was stunned at the level of confidence my client had in me, truth be told when I sent my initial proposal I wasn’t sure what the response would be. It was one of those decisions I had to talk myself into. The fear of rejection was there but I reminded myself of one of my favourite quotes and decided to proceed anyway.
“Do not anticipate failure before you’ve been giving the opportunity to succeed.”
After coming to the conclusion that I was ready and more than equipped for this challenge, I hit send and the rest is history.
In my short time as a contractor I throughly enjoyed being able to manage my own time and having the ownership to make decisions that would benefit my client. The best part was working with a team who made me feel welcome and supported me throughout the project. It is rare for clients to make you feel like almost one of their own. Transition from a placement student to a paid consultant was interesting. In the process I developed a number of transferable skills that has been instrumental in my current role. I may dedicate another blog to explaining the challenges of transitioning from a student to a professional. To be honest I will most likely ask a few trusted professional to contribute their learnings to this as I am relatively a newbie and still transitioning . I’d love to know if this is something you’ll be interested in reading so feel free to leave a comment.
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