“Alis vilat propriis”
When I was graduating from University we had to choose a motto, in Latin (because we were law students, after all!).
“Alis vilat propriis” translates to “She Flies With Her Own Wings” – that’s what I chose.
22 years on that phrase is as true for me today as it was then. I have always prided myself on making my own way – and my own decisions – in life. This of course has resulted in many mistakes, heartbreaks, money lost, wrong turns…but ultimately I take responsibility for who and where I am now.
Social Media has a knack for reminding us of how time flies. Today Facebook reminded me it’s 7 years since I started my Diploma in Coaching, and then over here on Linkedin all my connections are congratulating me on 6 years of running Fiona Craig Consulting (thank you all, by the way!).
6 years in business might not seem like a long time, but given the majority of small businesses fail within 2-5 years, I’m mighty proud of what I have achieved, and excited about what lies ahead.
What I am most proud of though is the people I have met since starting this path. From clients, to colleagues, peers and new friends, I have met the most diverse group of people imaginable. They have championed me, challenged me and inspired me to be better and do more, as well as being the shoulder I need when life doesn’t go according to plan. I would not be writing this today if it weren’t for the connections I have made in my life and career.
What would you choose to be your motto?