“When you are pointing your finger at someone else there are even more fingers pointing back at you.” I never liked that saying, but I’ve grown to not only accept the truth, but to welcome it. It’s provided me a way forward when I’ve felt stuck.
That saying reminds me of one of the hardest seasons of my life: I had worked hard on a personal dream and made tremendous progress. I was soon to be the owner of my own business. To top it off, this was an established business with a good reputation. It was certain to lead to a long, profitable life for my family and me. I had put in the extra time, sharpening my skills and the business plan, met with investors and was just days away from wrapping the whole thing up. I was elated—the work would soon pay off!
Then came a Monday morning that I’ll never forget. I arrived at work at my usual 7:30 time, but found another vehicle in the parking lot that was never there that early. I wasn’t sure what “he” was doing there, but “he” was the current owner so I didn’t worry too much. As I walked in the door “he” approached me and motioned to my office saying, “we need to talk”. [Read more…]