Looking back over my life and career so far, I have come to realise that I am quite driven and that changes in my ‘drivers’ have coincided with key points in my life.
My ‘drivers’ haven’t felt quite like motivation in the normal sense to me. I’ve experienced them as more visceral, in the gut, ‘fire in my belly’ sensations to quote the ubiquitous Lord Sugar . Internal forces that have propelled me in different directions at different points in my life.
In my twenties at the start of my career it was all about the money and attaining some financial security. I left my Polytechnic as it was then with a job to go to in East London as a graduate engineer. Then spent about six years bouncing around London, living in shared accommodation until I was able to buy my own place for the incredible sum of £25,000. You would just about get one beach hut in Brighton for this now. Glad I bothered to fact check this as my original guess was two ;).
In my thirties, it was all about time and flexibility. Finding ways to save it and then moving across to self-employment. A period of juggling between further study, starting my own business and towards the end of my thirties becoming a mother for the first time.
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