No entrepreneurial journey is free of missteps. Even those who make it to the top swiftly can tell you tales of bad decisions, costly errors, and embarrassing moments in their business. I prefer to call these growing pains bloopers and I’ve had my fair share of them. Now, I haven’t had any Three Stooges-type bloopers where I tripped up the stairs in front of a large audience or slipped on a banana peel walking to the podium, but I’ve done a number of silly things along my entrepreneurial journey. And when I was living out some of those bloopers, it seemed the world was crashing in on me. There were even times I cried hysterically. In my rearview mirror, though, those giant bloopers just look like tiny speed bumps along my road to success. I am able to look back and laugh at them – at every single one of them. I’ve discovered that bloopers create character and they force you to grow.
Enjoy your journey through my blooper reel from seven years in business!