We are blessed with so many stories of courage and bravery, overcoming the odds to achieve the almost impossible.
How even more relevant are these stories now, given how, as business owners and entrepreneurs, the last few years we have been battered by our own storm. I’m an advocate of people being positive about how their businesses are going, but if we take a moment to be real, it’s been tough, very tough, and for those still standing, we need a huge round of applause.
When I set up my business people thought I was crazy – now I know I had to be! It’s hard work but anyone who sets up their own business isn’t put off by that.
“I don’t need easy, I just need possible.”
-Bethany Hamilton who lost her arm in a shark attack and went on to return to professional surfing. (I recommend the film: Soul Surfer).
Recently I have been mentoring and coaching people who are still in their teens and 20’s, the overridding characteristic of these people is that they are more resilient than others. They have guts, they seem to go out there with the aim of making things happen, and sometimes they fall, they get up, bounce back, grit their teeth and say try again.
No one said it was going to be easy, where’s the fun in that!
Sallie Bate – The “crazy person” who set up the Coachworks.