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Losing Leaders & Forcing Myself to Rise Up

Owning a business is not always rainbows and unicorns, it definitely has its ups and downs. I was reminded of this one quarter when I got hit really hard and hit rock bottom.

If you know me, you know I pride myself in building leaders. I'm either all in or all out! So while on vacation to Disney with my family I had a gut feeling that I was about to lose one of those leaders that I had put a lot of time and effort into. Well, my gut was right. Just 2 days after that I got a Facebook message and got on a call with that leader. We cried together and talked about everything. This was a huge blow to myself and my team but I knew it was what she needed to do. And I'll always support a tough decision like that when it's what is best for you and your family. So even though I was totally bummed, this was just the name of the game and everything was going to be ok. This was not where I would hit rock bottom.

That would come just 2 months later when I would lose another leader, except this one would be a lot more complicated. This leader didn't come to me herself and tell me she was leaving, I actually had to find out from her top leaders. I would also find out from them that not only was she going to another company, but was recruiting my team to go with her! Talk about a punch to the stomach, I was devastated. This was not your average leader, she was at the top of her game and on her way to building a million dollar business. I invested so much time into her, I took her as my guest on trips, I helped and mentored her in any way that I could. I was completely blindsided and felt like a failure. This was my rock bottom.

I could have let this ruin me, I could have lost all that I had built over that past decade. And there were times where I didn't feel like fighting or being strong. But, there's only two options when you hit rock bottom, you stay where you are or you go up. So I put on my big girl pants and decided to fight and figure out what I didn't know. I worked hard and searched for what all of this was suppose to be teaching me. My fire was lit again and I realized that I had gotten bored in my business. I needed to change that and that's exactly what I did.

There will always be these types of bumps in business, sometimes they are bigger than others. And you will be affected differently by each one. The point is to not let them break you and to control the one thing you can control, you. You can control whether you get back up or not, if you keep fighting, if you make sure you don't get bored and to always keep that fire lit. I can happily say that I found that again in my business and I'll keep working hard for as long as I can!

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