When you make a change, especially a big disruptive one, everything that kept you stable and safe is thrown into the air! This can be hugely liberating. What held you back is gone and the future is full of adventure, opportunities and new stories to write.
But it can also be unsettling, disorientating and fear-inducing. That’s when having a strong support network of friends, family, peers and colleagues really comes into its own. This week I speak to Elizabeth Dunne, co-founder of Two Desks Limited, a creative support agency. Elizabeth is also a member of my team and supports me on my own Brilliant Gamble as I spend a year as a digital nomad in Europe.
I’ve spoken before about my team - Elizabeth and I began working together when I needed a website for A Brilliant Gamble. I find her support really helpful on many fronts. For example, she was with me when I had a "Belly of the Whale" moment last week.
Elizabeth believes in holistic support for her clients and comes from a high-flying background as an incredibly talented and successful Executive Assistant with creative flair. She co-founded one of the first Virtual Assistant teams in the UK but recently took her own Brilliant Gamble when, alongside her business partner, she made the move to limit her new business and restrict growth - a concept that's a little strange to outsiders!
In the show we talk about:
- When and what to outsource (and why!) to move your business or plans forward
- What to look for when outsourcing to build your business
- What work life balance or imbalance looks and why it's different for everyone
- My recent foray into the Belly of the Whale and how (and why!) Elizabeth helped me out
- Being an adult, what success looks and feels like and how to grow up, put on your Big Girl Pants and get stuff done.
I hope you enjoy this entertaining episode. Elizabeth is an expat American and her vibrant personality and energy coupled with her views on remote working, what creative support looks like and how to be of genuine service to your clients is really refreshing. You can find Elizabeth on Twitter and Instagram to find out more about her and Two Desks.
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