I spent a good portion of that flight and a while after that beating myself up for such a stupid mistake that was a razor's edge from being a major problem.
I'm not proud to admit that it took a little while to let myself off the hook for that, but even as I was figuratively telling myself off, I was (and still am) very grateful that I caught my mistake with enough time to rectify the situation.
Can you guess where I'm going with this.....? Even when you're on track and think you're exactly where you should be, sometimes "stuff" happens, sometimes conditions change, and sometimes you're just plain wrong.
Am I right?
This Beijing airport adrenaline sprint happened several years ago when I was on one of my many buying trips in China, meeting suppliers and visiting factories back when I ran my private label business and was selling products on Amazon.
When I'm paying attention I like to get triple confirmations on everything important whether it's research, margin levels, or departure gates, LOL! Even with the best of intentions, sometimes things can still get away from us.
I took that "fun experience" as a reminder:
-to tighten up,
-revisit any assumptions I recently made on important issues, and
-move forward on full alert.
This "near-miss" was a perfect reminder of why it's so important to have checks and balances and milestones to work from. For me, and most other successful entrepreneurs I know this also means having a coach in my corner. One person can't see everything. It takes a team especially when you're building a business.
Fast forward to today, it turns out that my diverse business background, my many, many failures, and the handful of big wins I've had have put me in a unique position to reach back and give the next ambitious woman who is hot on my tail a big leg up!
Today nothing brings me more joy than helping expat women like me to find their way in this online world of business and to arm them with the true reality, the best "selected & vetted" training available in the industry, and solid accountability every step of the way.
I've found that when combined together, these three
elements become a winning trifecta that breeds
one success after another.
If you're prepared to roll up your sleeves and get started on a business that you're going to love, if you're ready to win - then I invite you to take a small step forward and explore what I have created for women like us.
Everything I do and teach is custom-made for expat women who want more out of life than manicures and lunch dates, who want to utilize their resources and talents and do something fulfilling with them.
My only question for you right now is,
are you one of my kind?