An Overnight Success Is Never an Overnight Success. Building Your Business One Fabulous Step at at TimeJan 09, 2020
By Tricia Scott
Do you sometimes find yourself coveting successful businesses and wondering how they just managed to show up and be successful, like all of a sudden there they are! Taking their respective market by storm!
Let me tell you; we really have to stop looking at successful businesses and assuming they are instant success stories. This kind of comparison can be dangerous and detrimental to our productivity. In reality, most successful companies, musicians and people have taken years of work and faced many ups, downs, tears and tantrums along the way. Each path to success is different, and we need to acknowledge that no two stories will ever be the same. If you take the time to research, you’ll find that many successful entrepreneurs have faced seemingly insurmountable hurdles and adversity along the way.
The difference is always in the attitude.
As a business owner or entrepreneur, you must know that whatever comes, you are following your path and it’s OK not always to be OK. You have to be willing to look at the real picture and understand that you can’t build an empire without first going through the construction. The great thing about adopting this attitude is that you get to make each step as valuable as it can be, even in the very beginning. And take pride in the steps you’re achieving along the way.
To quote one of my favourite female business bloggers Ash Ambirge of The Middle Finger Project’ Surely, when they built the Empire State Building, no one was embarrassed that it WASN’T JUST A BUILDING, ALREADY. Instead, they documented the entire construction process, excited to have the privilege to work on such a monumental new project.’
Ash, I love you.
Your business is no different. Get excited about it; this is yours! Don’t be in a hurry for it to be a business already. Take the valuable lessons along the way, celebrate and enjoy the process and stop making unrealistic comparisons on social media or in the press. You’ll thank me for it, I promise.
This is your journey. Make it count.
I believe in you.
Tricia Scott is the Founder and Editor of The Female CEO - Create Evolve Overcome, a platform and digital magazine holding the space to showcase female entrepreneurs from all over the world. She works and collaborates with various organisations to bring the most inspirational journeys, stories and training to help entrepreneurs on their own personal success mission. The Female CEO is growing, expanding and gaining global recognition daily and Tricia is able to bring her own level of expertise as a coach, mentor and multi-company director to her very exclusive table along with her team of brilliant Guest Editors and Bloggers. You'll usually find her with her MacBook in one hand and a coffee or a glass of something fizzy in the other and she always have sunglasses in her hair. Reach out anytime!
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