Some 20 years ago when I lived in Copenhagen my boss introduced me to a Great Danish tradition. On the first sunny day (now I don’t mean the first glimpse of spring sun….I mean the first real scorcher) they would close shop and send us all out to play. Not just in an ad hoc discretionary kind of way, it was as if all the bosses in the city of Copenhagen had conspired or were pressurised to absolutely make this tradition happen.
It felt like being let out of school early but for grown-ups, a little bit naughty and a little bit like stolen freedom. We would be seen running amok in the streets, jumping in the water fountains, binging on ice cream and Tuborg.
These memories come flooding back to me every single subsequent summer I’ve been back in the UK and desk-bound at one company after another. Forever scheming, dreaming and sometimes creating dramas in the vain attempt to escape the office to play in the sun….oh those heady Tuborg days…
Last summer I launched my own business and I no longer need to dream or scheme up ways to escape and play in sun. I can go whenever I like. I can take my phone and my laptop and sit in the park and make calls. Or, I can sunbathe and only eat ice cream and drink chilled rose (my arguably more ladylike summer drink of choice) with abandon. IF I LIKE!
Even if these days I am seldom seen running amok in the streets and jumping in water fountains, it still feels a little bit naughty and it still feels like a little bit like stolen freedom. But the best thing? It feels like my choice.
Networks 3R provides professionals with everything they need to launch their own executive recruitment business, where they make fees through placing people back into the profession they come from and understand. It’s the kind of business that can be operated from an office, from home and occasionally from a sunny London park. The choice is yours.
If you would like to know more about how you can make a flexible lifestyle a reality, just give me a call, I would love to help you out.
And when we are all running our own businesses, let’s bring the first sunny day tradition to Great Britain….but shhhhh…. don’t tell the stuffy corporates!
Liz Kilford’s career has spanned HR, Training and Recruitment in the last 20 years: from working as an HR Manager for corporate blue chips, building an HR business unit for a boutique recruitment firm and supporting some 100+ individuals to launch their own recruitment business, through a franchised platform. Now Managing Director of Networks 3R, Liz together with her business partners has launched an accessible and flexible platform to give you everything you need for a successful recruitment business. Operating your own recruitment business with a brand that not only reflects your industry, but your personal and professional values can give you the lifestyle choices you desire now, whilst creating a capital asset for your future.
For confidential recruitment business start-up advice and training contact:
Liz Kilford, Managing Director, Networks 3R, 0044 203 291 3827, email@example.com