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Busting the Overnight Success Myth

I physically recoil every time a sponsored link rolls through my Facebook feed promising some massive success in a short period of time with that nauseating ‘just do what I did’ schtick.

If my journey were to have a title to sell in a sponsored Facebook feed it might say: Build a successful career over 15 years of hard work, brimming anxiety, burnout, existential angst, striving, deep and difficult inner work, crash courses in money management, being on the brink of bankruptcy, sleepless nights and a really challenging time discerning when enough is enough. AB_CommunityBlogTour6

This article is part of the Busting The Overnight Success Blog Tour, where 21 women are sharing their stories of how they built successful businesses. These stories are aiming to pull back the curtain on what many people assume from the outside so that we can all better honour our own journeys and what it really takes to build a career we love. When Allison Braun asked me to participate, saying yes was so obvious to me because I see some real pain out there for people when it comes to building a thriving business. Part of what contributes to this pain are the notions that you should be doing better sooner, that others are clearly more successful, happier and hotter than you are, and that once you reach some measure of success, you’ve ‘arrived’.

I’ve now built two ‘dream businesses’. My definition of ‘dream’ is making a good living doing something I love, where I set my own hours, consciously design my lifestyle, am creatively expressed, leading something and serving others.

But your definition of a dream business may be something else.

What is success?

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Not Doing Work You Love? This Might Be Stopping You.

I was 16 when I discovered that some people don’t like their work. I’m not kidding. Before that, I lived in this fantasy world that everyone loved their work, otherwise, why would they do it?

We can blame my ignorance on my hippie parents who always seemed stoked about whatever work they were doing, and who were so supportive of my self-expression and my passions and interests that it never occurred to me to pursue work for any other reason than love.

But when I got my first job and discovered the world of dissatisfaction and complaint amongst my co-workers, it was the beginning of almost 20 years of what’s felt like an anthropological experiment bringing curiosity to why and how we approach…

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