• You have to take on risks in order to grow
  • you have to grow new skills and new mental maps to understand business, finance, and sales
  • you have to think creatively in order to problem solve for others
  • you have to deal with your own fears that make you shrink away from rejection,
  • you have to lean into negotiation and speak up when you feel like avoiding conflict
  • you have to show up with confidence when you don’t feel confident
  • You have to accept criticism when it’s right and apologize; put aside criticism when it’s wrong
  • You have to boldly ask for the sale
  • You have to rigorously organize, record-keep, track and measure even if you don’t like the minor details
  • you have to discipline urges to be distracted or jump to a new shiny idea
  • you have to focus and work when you don’t feel motivated
  • you have to respond to others’ doubts and questions on sales calls with agility,
  • you have to accept smokescreens, ghosting, and lack of communication from prospects with equanimity
  • you have to constantly seek to understand others and your own blind spots
  • you have to sacrifice the short-term pain for the long-term gain
  • you have to keep trying even when it feels like things are failing

The list is endless. What else have you learned from running a business?

Who else finds business good therapy?