I initially thought it would be specifically for business owners/entrepreneurs. I realized this applies to ANYONE that deals with clients.
Preface: I don’t want you to actually stop being passionate. The title is meant to grab your attention. I ENCOURAGE you to be insanely passionate about…
When I first noticed this pattern, I felt conquered. I felt like I couldn’t handle all of the things in my life. Then I got smart. I understood that this was OKAY.
If we can do that, we can start, at this very moment, writing our own story in a way that allows us to choose our happy ending.
Growing up, my mom had one favorite go-to quote. “If I die tomorrow, Daff, you need to know how to do ______” (fill in the blank with any variety of life action verbs such a plan, learn, apply, pay, ask, etc.). We make tons of fun about it now, but realistically, my mom was dead…
Being an entrepreneur is hard work. Being a young entrepreneur is even harder. In fact, being in any workplace as a young person can be extremely challenging when working alongside professionals older than you. A simple lack of experience can contribute to miscommunications, highlighted generational differences and barriers between collaborative projects. As a young female business owner, there are several things I realized over time that were holding me back in the workplace. I strongly believe these lessons learned apply to any gender and also to any workplace type of careerist.
Here are a few small things I did to grow this year. Try some of them out on your own or write down the things you did this year that make you feel good inside.