Hi, I’m Tasmin
I help ambitious and determined women break through their limits, overcome their fears to quit their 9-5 and finally create their dream business full of freedom, flexibility and fulfilment (oh and a whopping dose of fun!).
I can finally say after many years that I absolutely love my job
But it hasn’t always been like this. In fact, not so long ago, I was in a completely different place. I was working in a Corporate career within the world of legal recruitment. I did well at College and University gaining a law degree and after some time within legal practice I made the move into legal recruitment.
Whilst I enjoyed building relationships and placing people in their dream jobs, after a while, the long hours, office politics and corporate grind of these highly competitive industries left me feeling uninspired and unfulfilled. Eventually, I got to the place where I was so over my corporate career. I was sick of making money for someone else and not being appreciated. The negativity, micro-management, long hours and constant moaning about my life got me weary and sick of the sound of my own voice. I would binge on cakes and chocolate to beat the mid-afternoon slump and would finish the week drained and exhausted. And to top things off I had little time for myself and felt spiritually bankrupt.
But despite all of this, I felt stuck and had no idea how I could change my circumstances.
One the one hand, I felt as though I should be grateful, I had a decent job and salary and I was comfortable but it wasn’t enough. I couldn’t help but feel that there was something missing.
And so began a period of great soul searching and introspection
During this time, I often dreamed of having my own business and working for myself. BUT, I didn’t have the confidence to make the move.
I would spend lunchtime in Waterstones reading through the business books. Planning my escape strategy. My limited thinking at that time led me to think there was NOTHING out there for me. That I was destined to spend the rest of my life looking out of the office window, dreaming and wishing for better things. I thought everybody felt this way about their job and that was just the way things were.
It was around this time I discovered coaching. I remember vividly that sunny autumn day, at my Introductory Weekend, when the teacher mentioned a quote by Stephen Covey
Suddenly it all made sense
The ladder had been leaning against the wrong wall this whole time!
And as I embarked on my coaching diploma I realised how much I loved coaching. I loved how it empowered me and my clients. I started to realise that I could do anything and recognised many of the thoughts that were holding me back as limiting beliefs. Armed with this new found confidence, I finally took the plunge and left my corporate position and started the business I thought I had been dreaming about.
Only it was the wrong business !!
I had been so exhilarated to finally realise that I could do anything that I didn’t give any thought to what I actually REALLY wanted to do! I had just moved the ladder a little further along the same way and started climbing up the same wall !!
So while, I threw myself into getting my new recruitment business under way, the demands of starting a new business meant that there was not enough time to focus on my coaching studies and these started to fall by the wayside as I left for work early to get a head start on the day and stayed late to speak to candidates when they had finished work. The recruitment business came easy to me and I was able to reconnect with many of the relationships I had built over the years. But there was still something missing.
I remember the moment when I got my first client cheque and instead of feeling elation or exhilaration,
I felt nothing
I felt like a failure as I realised, I wasn’t progressing my coaching diploma because I was working so hard building something deep down in my heart I knew I didn’t want to build.
It was a hard pill to swallow
For a while I continued in my recruitment business but it soon became clear to me that I had to make a decision. I could spend years building this business that I wasn’t passionate about deep down or I could take some time out and pursue my Coaching passion. So during the quieter summer months, I threw myself into completing my coaching diploma. I spoke to coaching clients in the evenings and lunchtimes and weekends.
Doing this led me to realise that my passion was coaching and that was the area I wanted to commit to. I threw myself into my new coaching business and got over any feelings of failure.
I figured that when I was old and grey and looking back on my life, I would rather have tried and failed than never to try at all.
I also realised that this was my one life to throw caution to the wind and really go after my dreams.
I also changed my outlook on life. Gone was the negative, worst case scenario outlook and in its place came a new attitude to live life as if everything was in my favour. I enhanced my spiritual practice, started to meditate and do more yoga and journalling and focused on becoming more present and enjoying the now.
I became my own spiritual restoration project.
Initially, I started working with women in the corporate world and those within professional services which fit my background. I set my business up so that I was able to work from anywhere and I got the chance to do some travelling and building my business at the same time.
I loved the freedom that came with having this sort of business.
However, whilst I enjoyed my coaching and the transformations I was getting, I still wasn't giving myself permission to work with my ideal clients. I was still working with those in their corporate careers and I felt there was an energetic mismatch as I had left my corporate career and was very much focused on my freedom based business.
I had shifted from the Corporate mindset to the Entrepreneurial mindset and was most excited to work with clients who wanted to do the same.
By now, I was a dab hand at manifesting and I asked the Universe to bring me more of the types of clients that fit with where I was in my life at the moment.
I also got myself a coach who was doing what I wanted to do and was running their own freedom based business. My experience with this coach was amazing and the breakthroughs were incredible. It also gave me the realisation that despite the false starts, I was exactly where I needed to be.
Finally, the ladder was against the right wall.
Once I had made that decision, things started to fall into place. A friend approached me to help with her online business and with my support she began totally rocking it. When she told me that there was no way that she could have done it without me, I realised that this was what made me come alive. I was finally following my passion and it felt wonderful.
Since that time, things started to get better and better. I started a group for Coaches which brought great feedback and satisfaction and also led me to become a finalist at the E3 Business Awards. I now work with my ideal clients, women who want to quit their 9-5 and build their own freedom based business.
Women, like you, who want to break through their limits and their fears and take advantage of this golden age we live in where it is possible to build a business that includes freedom, flexibility and fulfilment.
My Journey to where I am now was laced with ups and downs, breaking through my self imposed limits and finally having the courage to step into my true power.
It’s not been without its ups and downs and It’s been quite the ride but I wouldn’t change any of it.
By embracing my journey, I was now able to put myself in my client’s shoes and crucially I could recognise procrastination, self-sabotage and other blocks in my clients and help them overcome so many of the same fears and upper limits that had held me back.
I was also committed to getting my clients there quicker than I had done myself. I wanted to compress their timeline, work through those fears and blocks quicker and help them get that freedom based business quicker.
When I think back to that person I was sat in the cubicle in my corporate career, I no longer recognise myself. Looking back at all the steps I have taken since, I never would have thought it would be possible for me.
Through running my own business, my coaching qualifications and working with high level business coaches, I broke through my upper limits, shifted my mindset, worked on my wealth consciousness and came to attract more of what I wanted in my life.
I was also able to help my clients make powerful transformations in their lives which gives me the most satisfaction of all.
So how did I go from feeling stuck in my corporate job and too paralysed with fear to change anything to breaking through those self-imposed limits?
I recognised the need to change.
My mentor said to me “if you don’t like the situation you are in, you can change it – you are not a tree”. It made me laugh but I realised he was right. I am not a tree. I wasn’t rooted anywhere. Sure I had the same constrictions as others, e.g. financial, family etc but nothing could be a big bar to changing if I wanted to change.
I also committed to making some big shifts like:
· Quitting my 9-5 job
· Starting my first recruitment business and getting experience of setting up a business
· Completing my coaching diploma
· Starting my coaching business
· Invested in my business and worked with high level coaches to fill in the gaps in my knowledge
· Going out there coaching people and developing my coaching skills further
· Narrowing down my ideal client and making the shifts needed to work with them
· Built my network to include more like minded people
· Worked on my wealth consciousness and replaced lack thinking with abundance thinking
· Joined a mastermind group to ensure continued support and made sure I stayed on track
· Made self-care a priority as much as my business.
Above all, I gave myself permission to live life on my terms right now, not on some future undetermined date that may never arrive.
I realised that I didn’t have to do what society expected of me. I could follow my own path
AND BECAUSE I DID, I KNOW IT IS POSSIBLE FOR YOU TOO
If you are anything like I was, you may feel so stifled by the corporate world that you have lost touch with what makes you happy.
But you should know, that you have the power to seize that back. Anytime you want to make a change you can do so.
I’m committed to helping as many women as possible escape their soul sucking corporate jobs and create their own freedom based-business around their passions. I help them to break through their limiting beliefs and fears so that they can start living life on their terms and step into being that person they have always wanted to be.
The great thing is that there are more opportunities available than ever before for you to create a life and business based on freedom, flexibility, fulfilment and quite a bit of FUN.
Are you ready to create a life and business on your own terms? One that feels as good on the inside as it looks on the outside?
Are you ready to claim it? Then apply for your Freedom Business Builder Session now and let's discuss how together we can get you there faster.