Written By Athaliah Renee
There’s an insidious lie that crouches at the ear and heart of far too many people with dreams of owning their own businesses.
It’s the lie that only people with access to large sums of money, privileged starts in life, WASPs, and highly educated heterosexuals can really have a go at success and actually come out on top.
I stand with author, Sheryl Sandberg in the bold truth that “no matter what any of us have — and how grateful we are for what we have — no one has it all”…and I argue inversely that no one has absolutely nothing either.
We all have something — so bring what you have to the alter of life as you seek to negotiate and navigate the start of your business.
Firstly, I encourage people to take a honest inventory of what you have in your resource pools in finance, relationships, creativity, and time.
Secondly, once you have a sense of what you have, ask then how can you begin to leverage your strengths while building your growth areas; because success will come when you start to do the things you aren’t good at or aren’t very comfortable doing.
Starting a business takes an immense amount of heart — and you can only truly begin when you stop believing the lies.