I never knew the journey would be this hard, would test me this much, and would make me question everything I've ever believed about myself and my ambitions! Coming so close and being pushed back, again and again. Knowing that the 'solution' is absolutely right but watching clients fail to invest. Making massive steps towards a goal only to hit a brick wall and then feel like you've wasted time, effort and money.... BUT, I've learned more in this last 2 years than I have during the 20 years of my working life! I've learned more about myself, my industry, my beliefs, my colleagues, partners and associates, my market and my clients. I've pushed through my darkest moments by reaching out to my trusted contacts, remaining humble and asking for support and advice when I needed it, by believing in myself and believing others when they've told me I CAN AND I WILL.
I reflected on every lesson and used these to focus my mind and my strategy..... I know the rewards are coming, and I know they'll be great. They'll be great because I know how much of myself I have given to the cause. The best things in life don't come easy, and that applies to everything in life, and my biggest lesson in all of this is that you absolutely have to put yourself outside of your comfort zone, accept that there will be pain along the way, accept that you WILL have to work your ass off, and if you are ready to do those things, and the thing you wish to do is right and you believe in it, you should put your ambition across because you WILL eventually succeed!