Episode 33 | How She Found Harmony Between Career & Family with Shannon Miles
When faced with an all too common decision to stay home with her new baby or return to a fast-paced and demanding career that she loved, my guest today knew there had to be a way to have both. Shannon Miles is an advocate for people to have the career and flexibility they crave to keep their priorities in a healthy order. She is the CEO and co-founder of Belay, a staffing company that serves businesses all over the U.S.
In order to have both the time with her child and the career she wanted, she created the idea of “the third option.” She wrote a book about it called The Third Option: Why a Woman Doesn’t Have to Choose Between a Career and Family, but Can Actually Have Both and Succeed. She helps women figure out if that will work for them through the book and her website.
Today, we talk about:
What the third option is and the story behind it
Why it doesn’t have to be either staying at home or working
What the transition is like when you step out of your full-time job
How she and her husband were able to pay down their debt and figure out the space to be able to say yes to the third option
What Belay is and how it helps women choose the third option
The one thing you can do this week if you’re feeling the pull towards the third option and want to make it a reality
Take Shannon’s Free “Is the third option right for you” Quiz
About Shannon Miles
Shannon Miles and her husband, Bryan, lead a 100% remote team dedicated to helping businesses achieve their vision. She left her successful career and together they cashed out their 401(k) to start this business on the notion that high-performing executives could achieve more if they were paired with a top-notch US-based virtual assistant.