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I’m just a girl from Minnesota, raised by immigrant parents who decided to go my own way in life.
For most of my life, I resisted being an entrepreneur. I wanted to be a nurse. That’s all.
My parents owned two restaurants on top of working their full-time jobs.
I remember my mom would take naps in a space at the restaurant no bigger than a coat closet late in the afternoons, when there were no customers, so that she would have enough energy to work her 10 hour night shift at 4pm. My dad would come at 5pm to take the dinner shift and close up.
I remember working there as young as 6th grade. I was probably the richest 11 year old in my class because I was the only one with a job along with my older siblings. I would be lying if I told you it was fun. This was our life. School and work, school and work. There was rarely any time for extra curricular activities or hanging out with friends. We were just kids at the time, so we didn’t understand our family’s circumstances. In retrospect, I wish I would have had the ability to see past my own selfishness because as an adult, I understand it all now.
Years later when they finally sold both restaurants, they didn’t even profit.
All those years of work … sacrifice …. losing part of their sanity … and for what?
So I resisted this path of entrepreneurship, but I learned later that it didn’t have to repeat my parents’ story.
It didn’t have to be the same kind of tortuous “hard”. I didn’t have to make the same sacrifices to design the life I desired.
And today, while there are things I have given up, I know it is only for a season of my life, so that I can create the life I want to live.
What story are you telling yourself about how your life and business have to look?
I believe that our businesses and lives can look the way we want them to and that true fulfillment begins with the decision to honor what it is that we really want.
What if it didn’t have to be so hard?
You’ve already got your WHY…
I’ll help you take care of the HOW.
IF you are ready to be done with doing it alone, contact me HERE. How would it feel to do your best work and show up in your life feeling confident and empowered, when you’re living and operating in your zone of genius? Let’s see what’s possible and book a discovery call.