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Life After The Perceived Fail

November 14, 2015

Inspiration for women entrepreneurs, women and small businesses


I received a heart filled letter from a woman entrepreneur who made a painful decision to change her business mission after a couple major setbacks. Understanding her pain and wanting to make her feel better, I sent her the following words:

“There have been many times over the past 20 years when women entrepreneurs have told me about their heart wrenching decision to make a positive change in their lives because the businesses they started did not work out the way they intended them to. I hope you find inspiration from my personal business mantra which is, “If you don’t try, you can’t fail; and if you fail, you get right back up and try again.” My dear friend, you are living proof that life exists after the perceived ‘fail.’ You join me in the moments when my own business journey failed and I had to start again. Please keep in mind you are not alone in the pain and decisions you had to make. You are never alone when you have another woman – and especially a woman entrepreneur – as your friend. I admire your efforts in trying so hard. I admire your efforts in stopping and realizing your business wasn’t working. I admire your positive efforts to start again.”

Although most women entrepreneurs become members of my company Women TIES to receive marketing, promotion and state-wide economic connections, they always receive personal advice from me when they ask or need it. I have dedicated the last 20 years of my life to supporting women especially women entrepreneurs. I have walked their path and understand the language they speak.

In any time of failure – especial business failure – we must remember that the best way to know the direction to head in next, when we come out of a dark place we have been residing in because the proof of decline was evident over time, is to simply start anew and move forward. We must remain proud of hard decisions we make to start anew whether that’s related to a health challenge, personal life hardship, athletic goal not achieved or business difficulty.

Today remember life exists, and sometimes begins again with more light and purpose, after the perceived fail.

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