The journey of a start-up entrepreneur is arduously fulfilling and at the same time frustrating. I’m always flooded with many thoughts that sometimes it keeps me awake at night. What I passionately dislike are people who can take advantage of your vulnerability, naivety and your hunger for success. As if they can easily spot that about you and they will create an opportunity that would actually become a hurdle for you rather than a bridge towards your success. They come in masks like “I’m the one who is helping you but you have to pay me.” Well, here are my thoughts about that:
-if you feel in your hut (heart + gut) that this does not sound or feel right…trust that. Walk away and plainly just say thank you. You don’t need to give them an explanation. It is your right to say no. And from what I’ve learned from one of Jack Canfield’s success principles: be brave to say no to good things so you can do great things.
– if they tend to waver with their commitments…trust that. Be courageous enough to say you do not condone someone who can’t keep their commitments. You are already working hard to build your business therefore you do not need any laggards especially since you are paying them for their services.
As an entrepreneur, especially for a start-up, we deserve to surround ourselves with those who can uplift us. Never let anyone take advantage of you on what we can become because they said so. Don’t let anyone make you feel that you are not worthy. We deserve recognition just as any other successful business would.
Be brave. Be bold. Be authentically honest.