Updated: Aug 31
The road to success is often paved with hardships, rejections, and the constant battle with one's inner fears. But it's these very trials that shape our resolve, ignite our passion, and drive us to create something extraordinary. Let me share my personal journey, for it's a testament to what's possible when you listen to your discontent, take those brave steps, and believe in yourself.
Back in 2019, I found myself managing a store as part of a small retail chain. My extensive background in sales and beauty retail landed me the job, and I was excited about the potential to make a difference. Despite the promises, every idea I pitched was shot down. I was told I was too ambitious, even intimidating. The anger and discontent started to build. If these people could run a business, why couldn't I? The spark was lit, and I was ready to forge my path.
I allowed myself to feel that anger and discontent, for it was the fuel for my ambition. Podcasts, books, mentors - I soaked up everything I could, preparing myself for the journey ahead.
While holding onto my day job, I rented an office in an executive suite building. The first two months were lonely, with zero clients. Then, one client turned into 30, and the business kept growing. But that's not what this story is about.
The discontent wasn't just a passing emotion; it was a call to action. There's a reason you want to leave your job and pursue your dream. Listen to it. "What's the next best step I could take?" This question guided me and can guide you too. Keep asking, keep doing, and you'll progress beyond your wildest expectations. Those first two months with no clients tested my resolve, but persistence, belief, and action led to success.
Your path will be different from mine, but the principles remain the same. Feel your emotions, learn, grow, and take those brave steps. One day, you'll look back, awed by how far you've come. But remember, it starts with believing you can.
Starting my own spa business was a journey from a place of frustration to a world of fulfillment and success. It wasn't easy, and it required a lot of soul-searching, hard work, and perseverance. But the rewards were beyond anything I could have imagined. You too can embark on this incredible journey. Listen to your discontent, trust in your abilities, and take the plunge. The path is there, waiting for you to walk it, and the joy of doing what you love awaits at the end. You can.