Corporate Women: Feeling Trapped?
It’s a familiar story for corporate women.
As young women, we eagerly enter the corporate world and are excited to be starting a long term career. It is one that will surely be challenging but will be well worth it. We will work for 30 or so years and then retire with a nice pension. Geezz, we’re just starting out, who is even thinking about retirement!? So, we start along merrily into the next phase of our lives, the grown up corporate world.
We dream about our future. We put away maybe 6 or 8% of our salary into our retirement account. According to the projections, we should be in good shape when we retire, so many years away. Afterall, our dreams are not a terribly extravagant, we expect to have a comfortable future with maybe some travel.
We sacrifice things along the way. That’s a given to secure the nice future we are dreaming about. The things that we sacrifice are relatively “small” things here and there…a missed birthday party, a soccer game or two, a family gathering.
On the job, we continue to learn new skills so that we remain competitive in the workforce. We like our work and work our way up the food chain.
Through the years, we have children whom we love more than anything. We may or may not take leaves from work to stay home during the formative years. But, we are good mothers.
Then, something happens. You realize that you are trapped. It may have been having to miss one too many of your kid’s events, it may have been hitting the big five-oh, it may have been being passed over for that promotion or recognition at work, it may have been when you took a look at your retirement account after the crash in 2009. It may have been simply the way your boss looked at you the other day.
Whatever if was, there was a realization that you do not have as many options as you thought you did.
If you make no changes and possibly work 40 instead of 30 years you may be able to retire and not work a second job. Your travel plans will need to be postponed at least until your kids are through school and you have a few “recovery years”.
Whatever it was that had you suddenly every aware of your situation, you have also realized that you need to live below your current lifestyle just to make ends meet, unless you make a change.
And, you may be feeling a bit guilty too. After all, you do have a job, right? There are people who are without work. You may be one of those in the future, but for now, at least you are working. But, there’s that nagging feeling, that unsettled feeling knowing that it DOES NOT have to be this way.
So, what to do? If you are feeling that you a trapped and you know the way out is through a business of your own, then fill out the form below and hear what I’m doing. I too am working a full time in the corporate world, but on my time, I’m building a business on the internet. And, I can help you. I can take you through the maze of learning and take you straight into a team atmosphere where we learn from each other.
So, fill out the form directly below and I look forward to connecting with you.