I’m happy to say…

I’m happy to say I failed at my very first job out of Uni.

I worked for a sales promotion agency for 6 months… enjoying the work and the clients but really disliking my boss, her values and her way of working.

Eventually I got up one morning and decided that was it, I was leaving. So I walked in, gave my notice and left.

I had no job to go to and no idea of the next step I’d take. And that was ok.

This move, that some might call foolish and others might call courageous, catapulted me into my first career.

It freed me up to start from scratch and think HOW I would like to work.

Did I want to be in an office 8-7pm? No thanks…. sales it was then.

Did I want to sell loo roll? No thanks…booze was much more fun aged 22.

I followed my instincts, allowed myself to apply for jobs I thought I’d enjoy and find interesting ….and it led to my career in the drinks industry which gave me much more joy.

We don’t always know where twists and turns will take us but I’m a big believer that everything that happens, is meant to be FOR us, rather than AGAINST us.

Lockdown may have led you into unchartered territory, despite your will.

Go with it, you may be surprised at the opportunities it brings.

Nicola Lyle is the Managing Director of Fired Up Leaders and an Executive Coach & Leadership Trainer. She started her career in the drinks industry where she worked for over 15 years in sales and customer marketing. She has been a qualified and practicing coach since 2005, was a trainer for the Ministry of Defence for 3 years in Germany and currently works as a leadership and management trainer working with Executives in a wide range of industries.

Nicola is hugely passionate about helping people to have the career that fulfils and empowers them to live their best life. She offers Executive coaching, group coaching programmes and occasional retreats. Just drop her a line, she’d love to help you get your career on track.

You can contact her at enquiries@firedupleaders.co.uk or find Fired Up Leader on Instagram

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