So the new year is here, the excitement is building and there are so many great adventures on the horizon! As you embrace this exciting newness, and feel full of hope, you start to feel differently, lighter somehow, with a bit of a hop, skip and jump built into your stride. This may not be very visible to others, however they can see your smile, your joy, your effervesence and your happiness. You are oozing and overflowing with hope and possibility, and it shows! Your inner glow is beaming out to the world and you are feeling EPIC……..but sometimes those closest to you don’t see what you see, and don’t feel what you feel and perhaps are a little ‘miffed’ that you seem so happy, especially when they are not. You start to feel a little jaded, and perhaps start to pretend, or suppress your excitement, letting it out again when no one is looking.
So what if this new adventure is your new business? You are so excited, and your business is taking off and gaining momentum, yet your friends and family don’t understand, and think you’re crazy for getting involved. Worse still, they inadvertently put you down, and make jokes about you because this warped banter is somehow acceptable when you are the topic of conversation.
This, my friends, is the Rocky Road of the Entrepreneur. Get used to it. The best way to deal with it? Believe in yourself. Believe in your purpose. Don’t hide your light under a bushel just to make other people feel better about themselves. Build your resilience. Spend time with like-minded people, those who want to see you excel and believe in you. They will lift you higher, when you need it most. Your truth is enough. Be strong and in time you will develop a thick skin. You will need it as the Rocky Road is unchanging. What changes is your ability to change how you respond to the negativity and see your way through to a brighter place. Focus on doing what you need to do, to get you to where you want to be. Always be thankful. Smile.
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