Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Being reliant on your Boss can Suck!

I followed my Dream – 5 January this year I married my best friend of 25 years. We moved my two teenage boys and a shipping container of all our ‘worldly goods’ to be with my darling in gorgeously hot, Tropical Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia.

Now, as you do, I settled the boys into Cairns schools, with some difficulties – naturally – on the whole the experience and transfer has been reasonably seamless.

I’m a Secretary by trade – performed in a variety of roles over years as a Shop Girl, Bar Maid (as you do in your teenage years), Office Administrator, Receptionist, Secretary/Personal/Executive Assistant and Office Manager. For two years I owned and operated my own cleaning business. Of course, I consider my most fulfilling role being a ‘Mother’.

I got several contract roles here in Australia, doing my tradecraft. I’m a bright, vibrant, outgoing and cheerful – some would say a ‘Colourful Personality’, I like that, it’s me. I found what I was hoping to be a permanent role, working for an Accountant – complete opposite personality to myself – being a small business, he described me, at the interview as an “Overhead” – really when I look back, the inkling that that wasn’t good – to be thought of as an ‘overhead’ wasn’t a good sign, I should have listened to that inkling but….

Here in Australia, they have this law, (I refer to ‘they’ because I still consider myself a ‘Kiwi’ – New Zealander) all employers can employ new staff under a ‘Probationary’ 3 month trial period. If for whatever reason they decide they don’t want you to work there any more – that’s it, it’s all “OVER ROVER” – here’s your brollie (rains here a lot), bag and the door, no reasons offered nor do they have to be.

Now we can all deduce from that what we will…..more importantly what I’ve decided is that I’m not going to put my livelihood in the hands of anyone else now but my own. I’m going to be in charge of my own destiny, no one else – not even my husband. Now my darling sometimes finds this hard to bear – not just because I’m “Miss Independent” – but because he’s a honey – a died in the wool, old fashioned type of guy, he wants to be my Knight in Shinning Armour (KISA) and keep me from all harm – including ‘Bosses’!!!

Now, while this is all lovely, we all have to be practical while fulfilling our DREAMS of financial freedom – I’m back to contracting, the mortgage needs to be paid, we want to eat, pay all those bills etc – Yuk boring – but reality for the moment, not for long though coz I have a Dream….

I’ve met the right group of people that are helping me to fulfil my DREAM – Mentoring for Free - coupled with Vitamark International - is my road to financial freedom.


If you would like to join me on this journey - download my book - and let’s

‘Hit the Road Jack and don’t look Back, No More No More No More….’

To your Success
Julie McClelland

2 comments:

Rhonda Wudarczyk said...

Very well put! I am so happy to know Julie and glad we are "Hitting" this road together!!
Mentoring for Free is a life saver!

EddieGarcia said...

Mentoring for Free is definitely where it is at for me too. I love knowing that my financial freedom is right around the corner with Vitamark International as well. I am happy that we are on the same team and we would like to have many join in this effort to become successful with these two endeavors as we are.

Eddie from Georgia