I am a “look at all of the angles” kind of person & if I don’t see the angle I want I’ll keep looking from a different perspective, with diligence & determination.

That’s why I loved the entrepreneur-ism of starting my own business. If something didn’t work right the first time  – by God – there had to be another way to tackle the situation, a better way.

Thinking outside the box has been a trait I must have been born with or developed early, I am the 3rd child out of 4 (if that means anything). No to me never met No but was more like a challenge – how could no be changed to an I’ll think about it“. At some point during my early teens I pretty much stopped asking & just informed my parents of my plans. One of my earlier memories of this was in grade 7. I had the chance of travel far from on home a youth group conference. I got all of the details of the conference, including info about a stopover in the Big Apple, but knew there was no money for me to go and I really wanted to go, so a plan was hatched. I ousted the president of our local chapter & took the position. ( I forget the details but we remained friends so it must have been a well planned takeover) I then suggested that the president needed to attend the conference & proceeded to fund-raise for the trip….

To make a long story short, this was one of those life changing moments… If things had been handed to me on a silver platter, I would not be the person I am today.

We need to let our children forge their own path, experience failure & move ahead, letting them know everything is possible with hard work, determination & a spot of optimism.

As I watch my children move out into this world, I know these traits has been passed on to  them -it is painful to watch the bumps – but ooooh the pride of watching them pick themselves up, forge ahead & succeed… nothing like it!

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