I gave it all my effort, armed with the knowledge and expertise I had at that time.
I gave it a year, working sometimes 18-hour days – seven days a week. That is not an exaggeration.
My kids were in their last years at home and I missed it. I was behind close doors. Everything has a price.
I was like a mad scientist, literally shutting myself off from my family and the world for hours and sometimes days.
I tried to create a business that would give me financial freedom and a permanent get-out-of-corporate- america pass.
It took me about six months to realize there were some holes in my plan. It just wasn’t happening, and I certainly couldn’t see how this business was going to support my family.
We were barely out of the recession and it was hard to sell products that were a want versus a need.
I was under the very naive impression that because I was a smart business woman, was willing to work my ass off and gave it 150 percent of myself that I could NOT fail. I was so incredibly wrong.
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