The Art of Reinvention: Taking Responsibility and Credit Leads to Power
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Four years ago, I lost my job. I was sad, angry and unsure about what I wanted to do next. I knew, though, that I didn't want to go back into the corporate world, where the chances of another layoff down the line would have been pretty high. Yet, I was confused.
I didn't have infinite new business ideas to start something on my own. No one in my family or my inner circle had developed an entrepreneurial muscle. I felt lonely and was scared sh*tless of the unknown. A year later, I started blogging. At first, I did it for myself, and then, gradually, for other people's blogs. It took me a year to decide I wanted to take the next step and become a freelance writer.
Why that long?
Fear. Fear of failure.
According to a recent RBS survey, this is what stops 60% of the polled women from turning their passion into businesses. Lack of self-confidence is their worst enemy. Also, women don't take as much credit as they should for their accomplishments.
My story is the story of many women
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