It has been one year since I have joined the ranks of the rising number of female entrepreneurs, and it has been a year of a lot of learning and fulfillment. Growing up, I never thought about being my own boss—my parents always told me it’s better to work for someone else because there’s more security in it. They’re totally right, but being my own boss has taught me so much, and while it can be stressful and even scary at times, I love it and have never been more determined to hustle and make things work out. I'm also incredibly happy. So, while I’m still learning every day, I thought I’d share with you what I learned my first year in case any of you can relate or are thinking of being your own boss, too. Or perhaps you have your own tips and struggles you want to share—we’re a community here, so feel free to share your stories!
I just wrapped a 23-year career in education. Okay, so I totally included preschool in that count, but I totally learned things in preschool. In fact, probably the most important thing I learned in preschool was how to write my name. You know they give you 40 or 45 points just for showing up and writing your name on the bar exam…for each part of the exam—so that’s 240/270 points!
How many times have you left your phone number on a cheque for your cute waiter? And how many times has it worked? I'm just curious. The first time I did it, well, the guy very bluntly hinted at me to do it, and he was super cute so I did. Our short affair was…well, short. Turns out we were not a good match at all. That was the only time I’d ever left my number on a cheque, so I don’t even know if that time really counted since I knew he wanted it.