This corner of the internet has been so quiet, which if you know me personally, quiet isn’t normally a word that describes me often.
This business life is a roller coaster of emotions, but thankfully after 3.5 years, I’ve grown to just expect the lows until we’re living in a perfect world. The lows of feeling less than. The lows of feeling full of self doubt. The lows of feeling defined by your follower count. There are many, and they can so easily rob you of joy and hard work. I’m human, it happens, and then life moves on.
But then there’s the highs. What makes it all worth it, always. And highs don’t normally come without the lows, so I’ve learned that even in the deep valleys, there’s always something to celebrate.
Like Maddie. 16 years old, chasing her dreams while balancing the life that comes with being in the middle of your high school career. We sat for almost two hours and picked through her business together yesterday during her one-on-one mentoring session with me. We identified her strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for the growth she craves. She drove an hour to see me, and she has no idea how much she inspired ME.
I had big dreams in high school, but I just assumed that’s what the rest of my life was for. So, I worried more about what people thought of me and what I could do to fit in, ignoring all the things I could do to stand out and be unique. What I would do if I could go back and teach my 16 year old self a thing or two...
So, here’s to the Maddie’s of the world! Brave enough to step out of the norm and not waste another minute of dream-chasing. Saying yes to educational opportunities even when it means throwing it in between the end of your school day, and the basketball game you have to rush out to cheer at. A timely reminder that it doesn’t matter your age, your season of life, or the opinions of others.. the only limit to what success could look like for you is the one YOU put there.
Reach out today to find out more about the many educational opportunities with me! Few things bring me a greater honor than this. In the meantime, no excuses! You’ve got this!