You Aren't Your Work: Business Failure (Featured on Startup Southerner!)
Last night I cracked open a book that's been sitting on my bedside table for months: Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown.
It probably wasn't a smart idea to read it before bed because two pages in I started getting fired up. Brown doesn't hold anything back: she launches into vulnerability and why it's important.
I haven't always been game to talk openly about the struggles of life, whether it be my health or career or being a woman in 2016, but soon I realized that everyone is either a) feeling these thoughts or b) needs to hear someone's perspective in a respectful way.
It wasn't overnight, and it was some small steps towards the ultimate goal of vulnerability, but I've realized that there's power in vulnerability. One person's vulnerability gives another the idea and the strength to share.
All this to say, this week my third piece in Startup Southerner was published. It's a look at business failure and a frank reflection on how I'm feeling about it a month and a half later.
I'd encourage you to check it out; not because I want you to read my work, but because if there's one thing I've learned, it's that there needs to be more openness about the hard times, not just the good.
Check it out here!