“It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
― Babe Ruth
My second year in "business". To say that I have learned a lot is an understatement. No one can ever prepare you for what lies ahead. No business course, no self-help book. You will experience everything and everyone. You will see the best in people, you will see the worst. You will cry, stretch, grow, cheer, feel defeat, joy....and sometimes all of that in just one day.
You will make mistakes, and yah, you will get some things right. But, the one thing that you cannot do is give-up.
― Beverly Sills
Build the right team.
Know what you know. Know what you don't know.
Learn the value of equanimity....in ALL circumstances.
Don't let others ever define who you are.
Don't ever allow yourself to be "apples to apples" with anyone. If you are, you are not working hard enough.
You may experience betrayal. You most definitely will be surprised by people's steadfast loyalty and dedication. But, here's the thing, if you wake up every morning and remember why you are doing what you are doing, and have integrity, it will all be worth it. If you "stay the course", aligned with YOUR values, and they are good and true, you will achieve a high value success, not valued in dollars and cents (although that will be nice too), but an internal core success that can only be realized and felt by staying true to those core values, that at the end of the day, define you and define me.
It is ALL so worth it. Every bit of it. And I am ready for what lies ahead. What is next for us on the horizon. For with the right roadmap, the journey can take you on a tremendous path of growth and understanding, beyond your wildest dreams. Far exceeding your goals for yourself and your company.
“She was tough in the best sense of the word. She'd taken blows, the disappointments, and had worked her way through them. Some people she knew, would have buckled under, found a clutch, or given up. But she had carved a place for herself and made it work.”
― Nora Roberts