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#ALB79 – Why Sarah Lamerton closed the doors after just 18 months

Being married to John, Sarah is not a stranger to the Ambitious Lifestyle Business he has strived to achieve, and she was very aware that the pressure she was under from her employed teaching job was far from fitting in that box.

The nagging “Who am I doing this for?” become too much and Sarah made a big decision.

Ambitious Lifestyle Business Podcast #79

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#ALB79 – Why Sarah Lamerton closed the doors after just 18 months

18 months ago Sarah quit her job and started her new business. In that time using the techniques she shares in this podcast she has gained a decade of experience, is currently completely full and has closed her books in order to embrace the lifestyle business she wanted to achieve.

School Days

Sarah had worked as a teacher for almost 20 years working her way up the ladder to a senior lead in education within the primary years setting. Sarah has always liked to challenge herself but found that the more and more changes schools were expected to go through she was losing her “why”.

Square pegs are good

Sarah knows how to teach and is a master in not only accepting but also implementing that children are all different and therefore will all learn in different ways. She wanted to take the time to be able to celebrate children’s individuality. Nurture their love for maths and celebrate their results but that is not so easy to deliver within the classroom setting.

Words of advice from her spouse

Being married to John, Sarah is not a stranger to the Ambitious Lifestyle Business he has strived to achieve, and she was very aware that the pressure she was under from her employed job was far from fitting in that box. But it is not in Sarah’s nature to give up on anything, so she persevered for the time being. Sarah did offload onto John about the pressure the job was bringing, how she felt the longing for an ambitious lifestyle business but still be able to do what she loves and teach. John offered sound words of advice “leave then”

The nagging “Who am I doing this for?” and not necessarily agreeing with certain ways of doing things continued to play on Sarah’s mind however. This was then emphasised by her own two children’s experience of school and she realised that school isn’t right for all children and there are most certainly different ways of doing things.

18 months of planning her business

It was definitely not a kneejerk decision, Sarah thought long and hard about this decision to start her own business but she knew it was something she had to do. The original plan was to start the business and continue to teach part time, but soon realised that this was just not going to work. Even part time hours equated to full time when she considered lesson planning, marking and everything else involved. No, all Sarah’s focus would be on her new business.

Who leaves a paid role to start brand new business just before a pandemic?

Nobody knew what was around the corner for us back in early 2020 but a global pandemic probably wasn’t high on our lists of things that could go wrong. But Sarah had made her decision she was starting her lifestyle business and as mentioned earlier it is simply not in Sarah’s nature to give up on anything.

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