Knowing When to Let Go
By Olumide Somefun, an EO Netherlands Elumni, and CEO/co-founder of Special Crafts Group
It’s amazing how life has a way of changing your future.
I managed a law firm in the Hague, Netherlands, for 10 years. We employed about 12 people and serviced roughly 250 corporate clients. About six years ago, I started wondering if having a law firm was really what I wanted to do in life. At the time, I was asked by a wealthy client to be an interim director of his super car company in England. This unique opportunity stopped me in my tracks on an unconscious level. It reminded me how much I love speed and sports, and it forced to me analyze my current situation. Was I happy? Was I still enjoying my job? At the time, stepping away from my successful law firm wasn’t something I could easily picture; you don’t leave a company you built just to try something new— or do you?