If I never learned anything from all this then the experience would have been wasted on me. Here are just a few things that I learned
Be emotionally in check
I had not realized how much baggage I was carrying around until I collapsed under it. As I look back there were many instances I should have spoken to someone. I should have admitted that I was struggling to cope. However, I had not even been honest with myself. I did not know I was struggling until it exploded in my face. I knew I was afraid of failure. I didn’t know that it was a constant rain cloud on top of my head.
Enjoy the journey
If this sanitary pad dispenser business fails then it fails. However, what I have learned through all this will be irreplaceable. I did not only build a company I also refined myself as a person. Inteco has molded me to who I am. Moving on I want to take time enjoy things that matter like interacting with you and getting your feedback. In some instances I would love to have an impact in your life and you in mine.
At the beginning I focused too much that all I would do was think about this is the goal and how I must achieve it. This caused me a lot of stress. On the flip side when I stopped been focused I let all “noise” come in and distract me. Moving on I have an overall plan that cascades down to individual tasks. That way I know when I finish a particular task I am one step closer to my dream
Fear of Fear
I have repeated it so many times in this mini-series that I let fear cripple me. I was all about what if I fail? What if the business dies? What if I do not get funding? What if sales don’t go up? But what if it does? What if Inteco changes lives? What if sales hit the roof and we are finding it difficult to keep up? What if I succeeded to my wildest dreams? Shouldn’t the latter what ifs be what I should be focusing on?
Until next time