You have what it takes to run a business

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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

  1. Consider the source. Notice how it’s never successful people tearing you down?
  2. 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!