The Third Option

Shannon Miles

All too often, we are forced to choose between the traditional forty-plus-hour workweek and unemployment. Yet, tremendous opportunity lies in the middle, in The Third Option. If a rigid, corporate environment is consuming your life, or you’ve left the workforce and miss being a professional, you can craft your own Third Option. You will need to dream bigger, decide to make a change, and do something about it! You can offer your skills and talents to companies and clients on your own part-time schedule and create the work/life balance that’s best for you.

In The Third Option, Shannon Miles shares how she took a leap of faith to create a flexible career that gives meaning to both her work and her family, and she shows how you too can accomplish the same. Whether you want to be a contractor or freelancer—or change an existing position into a job that meets your needs as well as the company’s—you can work virtually at home and still make a living. More importantly, you can live and work on your own terms.

Press & Praise

Carey Nieuwhof, Founding Pastor, Connexus Church

"Shannon Miles is a great thinker with incredible business acumen. But she also loves life. Very few leaders manage to rapidly grow their business and keep their faith, family, and personal life well-nurtured. Shannon Miles has done that. Wise leaders will lean in to hear how that's happened."

Jeff Shinabarger, Founder of Plywood People and Author of More or Less

"Shannon has a tenacious ability to enhance the lives and work of everyone around her. She creates innovative solutions that match the greatest needs of our organizations. Shannon is a problem solver who makes our world better everyday."

April Bernal, CEO, EHR Concepts

"Shannon's authenticity and caring nature is contagious and genuine. Her brilliant mind for business and creativity is what makes this book so unique. If you listen and apply Shannon's secrets to her success, you will no doubt be encouraged by the growth that will naturally occur."

Shannon Miles

Shannon Miles is the CEO of BELAY Inc., an Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Company and winner of CultureIQ and Entrepreneur’s #1 Company Culture awards. Since 2010, the company has grown to nearly seven hundred team members and serves nearly one thousand clients on a daily basis. Whether through team development or Balance Mentoring, Shannon is passionate about serving others and inspiring them to live life more fully, while firmly remaining her own worst critic. While on Necker Island with Richard Branson, she learned that if your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough. Shannon lives in Atlanta with her family.

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