The most successful careers are built step by step through a series of major career moves. Every time you move into a new role, you have the chance to shine or disappoint. In a world of constant change and a relentless focus on high performance, it's more important than ever to hit the ground running and make an impact. Fail and you might not recover. Those that succeed are honest, self reflective, resilient and ask for help.
Starting a business is mentally tough. People think about every excuse possible not to get started. It’s not the right time or the business plan is not perfect. If we sit around long enough, we can dream up anything. What you find is that it’s the people that take action who are the ones most likely to succeed. You’re never quite ready for the situations that happen when you run a business.
Starting a company and running it for what is 10 years now has been a crazy journey. Thank you to all my team, clients and candidates, I wouldn't be here today without you all. I've learnt many things along the way and continue to every day.
When I hire new people, one of the key traits I look for is kindness. Delivering results is important, but if the person is toxic to the culture, the long term outlook won't be so good. There are loads of people in business who produce great results and are kind too.