You have what it takes to run a business!
My friend Michele tweeted the other day that people should hear more often that they ARE capable of running a business, especially from a young age.
Damn, I never knew this sentence was so triggering to me, but here we are. The reason it’s triggering is because growing up, like many, I was surrounded by societal, familial and social relationships that discourage free thought and expression.
Throughout my 20’s I always had ‘crazy’ ideas, and my whole life I was told things like “that’s not a lady’s job” and “that idea is ridiculous” as well as boyfriends straight up telling me “you don’t have what it takes to run a business”. Luckily, that just ended up causing me to question the status quo more and more, and ultimately understand how insecurities, and scarcity are projected. Well… that ends with me. I see way too many grown-ass adults tearing young people down.
So if anyone tells you you’re not capable of doing something, remember two things
- Consider the source. Notice how it’s never successful people tearing you down?
- In the words of Brene Brown, “If you’re not in the arena getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your opinion”
So, I am here to tell you… Yes, you DO have what it takes to run a business! Now go for it!