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why success can be as disorienting as failure…

A delightful update to my past post

Elizabeth Gilbert was once an “unpublished diner waitress,” devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’ she found herself identifying strongly with her former self. With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple — though hard — way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.

Does success scare you if your business works?
Does success scare you if the sale of your business works?

You know what, do as Elizabeth has done and that is, DO IT first, be successful and then worry about working out how to handle the success later!

Seriously, it takes an amazing amount of luck and a very large amount of continued effort to get anywhere. “Success” is elusive. Business is no different. So if you are fortunate enough to become a success (as defined by you) then milk it for all it’s worth. Only worry about how to deal with the following project once you do get there….

 

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  1. Elizabeth Gilbert’s Advice to Women: Get Out of Your Own Way
  2. eat, pray, love for the women entrepreneur and beyond…
  3. Tips for Success from “Room to Read”…

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