Eps 020: Overcoming Time Challenges: A Story of Introversion, Cancer, and Hiring Team Members with Clair Levy

She Leads Business

Dec 2 2022 • 1 hr 8 mins

After witnessing her entrepreneurial parents navigate divorce and multiple businesses and jobs, Clair Levy vowed to never become an entrepreneur - but when faced with cancer and a dismal job market, she must confront her fears and become her own boss in order to survive.

Clair said, "I was more educated than most of the people that I worked for and they don't like it when you talk back when you're an administrative assistant. They're like, be in your place."

You will learn:

  1. Clair Levy's experience of growing up with parents who were entrepreneurs and the challenge of being a shy introvert and making friends in new schools.
  2. What enabled Clair to overcome her shyness, compete on the speech team and how it changed her career path?
  3. Clair's experience of being diagnosed with thyroid and breast cancer, and how she has navigated life and her business with these longer term effects on her health.

She continued, "I don't see myself as a cancer survivor because I think that's like a suit that you wear around and I don't want to do that. It's something that I have, but it's not who I am."

Clair Levy is an entrepreneur and the founder of Precision Resume Solutions. She is an experienced communicator and coach, having competed on the speech team in college and taught communication while obtaining her master's degree. Clair has faced many challenges in her life and she is a testament to resilience and strength.

Listen in on her story and our coaching session on Clair's number one challenge, time.

We cover:

  • What went wrong with a previous hire
  • The balance of work, expertise and finances in growing your team and
  • How Clair can stop work encroaching on the evenings and weekends to get her life back!

I feel that while this is important for us all, it's even more so for Clair, "Bearing in mind the health issues that you've had, having this time off is even more critical.

"The choices that you make by prioritising yourself in your business and creating the time to allow for other kinds of creativity and interactions with people, will feed your business."

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