Lessons in falling (7/7) “Last year, the year after my business had failed, was the best year of my life. Alanah and I accepted the call from the NT Government and so I worked from home, part time, with my best friend, doing the most rewarding and meaningful work of my entire career.
I worked almost exclusively with the public sector, coming up with creative campaigns for things like getting more teachers in our classrooms and recruiting more social workers and nurses. It was incredible. I felt that adrenalin rush I used to get at the start of my career. I felt my confidence sew itself back together.
I made back all of the money my business had lost the years prior, and I did it while being a ‘present’ Mum.
After nearly 5 years in Darwin though I knew the clock was running out on this Defence posting, so it came as no surprise when Lana and I both received posting orders within a few weeks of each other.
She was heading to Cali (lucky cow) and I was heading to Newy (also damn lucky). It’s so cliche to say things fall apart to make way for better things (plus it’s a quote from How I Met Your Mother), but god damn it Ted Mosby you’re so right.
When Lana came to me with the idea for Idiello only a few short weeks before we both left the Top End, I knew it was time to pull the curtain on Rigani for good. But for an entirely different reason than “failure”. And this time, I’m choosing to see it differently. I’m ending on a high." END. . . .
Idiello’s Australian Director Mia Fileman takes us through her learnings in business ownership and motherhood from the last decade.
Thank you for following along with our 'Lessons in falling' story series. It is a big part of Idiello history and filled with moments that we know a lot of you out there have connected with personally. We hope that this inspires more people to open up about the raw and dirty reality of running a business.
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