I’ve built multiple businesses, from fleeting ideas to companies that posted well over seven figures in annual revenue. Product-based. Service-based. Online. Brick and mortar. As a solopreneur and also with several employees.
I started with zero, made a million dollars before I was twenty-five, returned to zero, dusted myself off, and did it again. If we are keeping count, I’ve had more failures than wins. I’ve found myself off course—so far off course, as you now know, that I wondered what the point was of any of this. It’s hard for me even to write those words. And to be honest, this piece of my life wasn’t included in my book as it entered final editing.
Despite all of the introspection putting 40,000 words on paper requires, and completely ignoring the fact that the entire second chapter is about authenticity, I kept it hidden. Too painful. Too hard on the ego. What would people think of me? My inner critics and saboteurs were hard at work, a concept we will discuss at length in these pages.
If you know me and you’re reading this, you’d think, “That’s impossible! You’re always so high-energy and upbeat! You do what you want when you want. You have a great life!”
You’re right. I do. And I have. And this dark period showed me just how strong our true Core Values are. How they hide from us when we don’t ask for help in identifying them, and how destructive we can be to ourselves until we get back to center.
See you on the journey…
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PPS – My book, Million Dollar Flip Flops – Peace, Prosperity and the Courage to Change Course in Life and Business is available for pre-order here!