Like many others, I grew up struggling and those struggles seemed to always beget more struggle, there was never a silver lining in sight.
And while my bi-vocational parents were loving and lovely in so many ways, we struggled financially — and THAT type of beginning is difficult to shake.
The path to success as a business owner is narrow — and even narrower if you are female, minority, foreign born, differently-abled or a single parent.
The resistance to rising to the top is real and it exists not just in the economics of the journey but even moreso powerfully in our minds, our memories and our expectations; so how DO YOU handle being knocked down by the business of your business?
Truthfully, over the years my heart and my brain have not been savvy enough to always know the difference between the kind of struggle that begets more struggle AND the type of struggle that begets success; and I don’t think I’m alone in this.
Leaning into the wrestle and deciding to dive deeply into risky waters seems counterintuitive when the risk is already so high and the waters threaten to capsize the operation; and yet we MUST find the courage to do so!
If you’re like me and you’re learning how to recognize the kind of struggle that exists along the path to success, I’d love to work with you — Email me here — Together we can help each other immeasurably in 2014.