Last week I was reading an article on the pros and cons of having a full-time business versus having a side hustle. Among the pros of having a side hustle - diversification, peace of mind, and a competitive advantage in your job. Among the pros of having a full-time business? You have faith in your business. Because, by quitting your “you are telling yourself that you know your business idea can and will work.”
“Fuck that noise!” I thought to myself and slammed the computer shut.
I once had a mentor tell me he was concerned about my ability to take it to the next level. “Every time you take a few steps forward, I see you take a step back,” he said to me.
I was crushed. Devastated, really. I had failed to be successful all the time, which I thought meant I was a failure all the time.
I know better now.
I started the SheHive on the heels of grad school and a straight 19 months of studying the science of how we learn and grow. After a lifetime of living by my gut, I was thrilled to finally understand the scientific research that supported what I, intuitively, had always known. So much so that I started identifying first and foremost as a scientist - leaving all that “gut” stuff behind.
And then came the SheHive - and an introduction to the “universe.”