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Learning how to free yourself workshop @The Allbright collective

If you’ve been following my escape the 9-5 blogs and articles you’ll know that I’m on a  mission to share my insights and experience with other people seeking to find their happiness and freedom.

I’ve been delivering talks on this and I’m excited that I’ll be speaking at the Allbright (a networking and events collective for women)on Wednesday 18 July on how to free yourself.

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My talk will be based around my new book ‘How To Become A Consultant: A Guide To Free Yourself From the 9-5’ which is a no-nonsense guide that gives practical advice on how to set yourself up as consultant and establish a work routine that fits in with your ideals and lifestyle.

I’m truly passionate about sharing with those who feel trapped in their job, just like I did and sharing ways to help solve this problem. With that said, I have now set up my YouTube channel ‘9 to 5 work rebels’, with the aim of motivating and exploring ways to free yourself from the 9-5 grind and bring balance back into your life.

This event is for members of the Allbright collective only, but if you’re interested in booking me for your event – do get in touch and please do subscribe and like my new channel. 🙂

 

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Colourful radio interview

I was interviewed by award winning business woman, author and radio host, Sonia Poleon, on the show I used to produce. We go into detail on what my new book ‘How to become a consultant’ covers and much more.

 

Listen here: http://www.colourfulradio.com/content/guest/31188

 

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8 ways to quit your job and be your own boss

A recent research revealed over half of the UK employees are unhappy at work. PR and communications specialist Ebony Gayle shows you how you can ditch the 9-5 and be your own boss.

Are you looking for a way to breakout of the confines of the workplace? Is work draining and depriving you of your happiness? Does remaining in the workplace until retirement make you take a sharp, deep breath and reconsider your life?  Well if you answer yes, trust and believe you are not alone in this. Research published last month revealed that more than half of all UK employees are unhappy at work.  Reasons for unhappiness at work can vary, the workplace can be restrictive which can be a struggle for parents and those with other aspirations. The awareness that we spend more time at work with colleagues, than we do with our families and friends.
 The UK retirement age is currently 66 years old, but, set to increase in the coming years, and the average life expectancy is roughly 79 years old for females.  With this type of future forecast, it’s no surprise that self-employment is on the rise, guess why? Because they are more contented.  In fact a study last month of 5,000 workers concluded that self-employed people are more successful in their careers and felt happier in their job.

So, if you are looking for a way to escape the workplace here are 8 ideas to explore.

This article was published in Black Beauty & Hair Magazine click here to read the rest.

 

 

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Your CAREER, how to do what you want when you want

Are you looking for a change in your work life? Do you feel like work is depriving you of your happiness? Are you fed up of the 9-5 grind? Do you feel like you are ready to make the next move in your career but not sure what to do? Or maybe you feel like your career is stagnating and you’re at an intersection of indecision.

Working in a 9-5 (usually longer) can start off nicely, but soon morph into a living nightmare. It can be restrictive, time consuming and if you don’t like your job, an extremely unsatisfactory and depressing daily experience. At one point in my career, I felt trapped and depressed, plodding along in my 9-5 job until I decided to step-up and make a change. I wanted to have control over my life and how I spent
my time, so I decided to set up my own consultancy. If you like the sound of being your own boss, deciding when and where you work, you should seriously consider becoming a consultant. It’s a great way to free yourself from the 9-5 drudgery, by using the skills you already have.

Working as a consultant in the field you already specialise in, means, you can choose to work independently or with others. You can remain an independent, or decide to scale up, hire staff and delegate. You can choose to work from anywhere in world. The decision is entirely yours to make and boils down to how much responsibility you want to take on and how it will impact your work-life balance. I know lots of consultants that split their time between living in the UK and abroad
because being a consultant allows them the freedom to do so.

You can read the rest of my article over on Irish Tech News – Link below.

Your Career, How to do what you want and when you want.

 

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8 signs that you need to change careers and kiss your 9-5 goodbye

Remaining in a job you hate is more common than you realise, even if you’re high up the corporate ladder. This is something I identified with, that was, until I left my comfortable management position to become my own boss and freed myself from the 9-5.

Before I took the leap, I had to re-evaluate myself. I wanted to make a career change but to be honest, I was a bit scared to step-up. I soon realised that I was getting in my own way of progression – why? Because of the types of conversation I was having with myself. We can often be dismissive and quick to diminish our own self-worth.

How many times have you talked yourself out of opportunities? How many times have you told yourself you are not good enough or just lacked self-belief to go for what you really want in life? Don’t deprive yourself of your goals and aspirations any longer, it’s ok to be different and do things your way.

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If you are at a careers cross road, no matter where you are in the corporate chain, here are eight signs you need to say goodbye to your 9-5.

1. You’re unhappy on a daily basis – Everyday feels like blue Monday and Friday is the best day of the week because it’s the last. You hate being at your job and you are only there because you have to pay your bills. You live for the weekends and holidays and dread when Monday rolls around.

To read the rest of the key signs I flag in this article I wrote for Real Business click here.

 

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Ready to be your own boss and escape the rat race? Become a consultant

How to become a consultant: – free yourself from the 9-5

Are you looking for a change in your work life and feel like work is depriving you of happiness? Do you feel like you are ready to make the next move in your career but not sure what to do?  If you like the sound of being your own boss, and having more control of your work life balance, you should seriously consider becoming a consultant.

Or maybe you feel like your career is stagnating and you would like to be your own boss and work with a variety of clients, becoming a consultant is a great option.

To find out more, about becoming a consultant, get a copy of my book ‘How to Become a Consultant: A Guide To Free Yourself From The 9-5’.

Available from Amazon and  Barnes & Noble, iBook, Google play and other online outlets now.

If you are looking at other ways to escape the rat race – check out my article in Female First here:

 

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Time to escape the rat race

A study last month of 5,000 workers concluded that self-employed people are more successful in their careers and felt happier in their job. * So why don’t more people do it? Is it fear, financial pressures or the lack of know-how?

As a successful consultant myself I can say that its a combination of the above, but with planning and passion, you can free yourself and it doesn’t have to be high risk or a fancy idea. Becoming a consultant can be a simple way to create the life you want by selling what you already do well, on terms that suit you.

I used my expert skills and knowledge having worked in communications, PR and marketing for well over a decade to become a consultant. You too, can enjoy a rewarding career, financial success and that important work life balance by taking this route and using the skills you have.

I  felt  trapped and depressed in the past in my  9-5 job which is why I decided to set up my own consultancy with just £100.  Five years on, I have no regrets, I enjoy the empowerment and challenge of working for myself, and  I’m much more happy.

 

I am keen to share my insights and experience with other people seeking to escape the rat race. My new book ‘How To Become A Consultant: A Guide To Free Yourself From the 9-5’ is a no-nonsense guide which gives practical advice on how to set yourself up as consultant and establish a work routine that fits in with your ideals and lifestyle.

The book covers all aspects of becoming a consultant from identifying your niche and registering yourself as self-employed to planning, establishing your fees and promoting your business.

I share practical information to guide you through the process and as well as insight into my own journey so you can avoid the pitfalls and succeed in your venture!

How to Become a Consultant is the essential guide for anyone who wants to become a consultant.

Available on Amazon, iBook, Google, Barnes & Noble and other online platforms – links below.

To order the paperback copy click here

for ebook version click here if you have a kindle

Here for other platforms

 

 

*https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/self-employed-happiest-workers-job-freedom-employees-study-sheffield-a8259206.html