For the next few weeks we’re going to be talking about the obstacles that can come with launching a business. Last week we dove into the topic of shaking self-doubt. This week it’s all about learning to accept success.
Now you might be wondering how can success be an obstacle. Well, let me tell you a little story.
My friends and I love to get together for girls’ night dinners. A few months ago a friend suggested we all go around the table and fill in the sentence, “I’m a badass because….” with the idea that we all share what successes we were experiencing in our lives.
The table went silent at the suggestion followed by girls trying to make a run for the door. These incredibly accomplished young women would have been more comfortable if you’d asked them to jump out of a plane than answer the question.
The truth is, it can be extremely hard for us to embrace success and this can be a real obstacle when you’re trying to grow your business. After all, if you don’t believe you’re capable of achieving great things than how are they going to happen?
I loved this question and have started asking the female founders I interview to answer it. Watch now to see what a few of them had to say…
Now it’s your turn, complete the sentence “I’m a badass because…”. Leave your answers in the comments below and keep the conversation going over @ToastMeetsJam.