This is my third profile of individuals who have changed to a completely different line of work, in hopes that we can inspire others who are contemplating the same move in their own professional lives. Check out prior posts featuring Rita and Jen).
This month, I’ve invited Rebecca England to tell us about her journey. A former hairstylist, Rebecca had been informally coaching many of her colleagues over the years, and recently decided to chase her dream to become a full time coach for women solo-entrepreneurs, with a strong focus on mentoring those both already in and entering into the health & beauty field, from hairstylists to makeup artists to massage therapists to estheticians and more.
Do it. Just say YES! Say yes even when it scares you- ESPECIALLY when it scares you. Put yourself in the situation where you have to do it. You can figure out the details later. Reach out to others in your intended industry and ask them what they did and how they would do it differently. Tell everyone what you are up to… people almost always want to help. Ignore the naysayers. I would also add I have found it important to stay fluid; have a plan and get started, but be flexible because opportunities may arise that are sometimes even better than you had expected. One more thing…have fun and enjoy the journey!