Sitting in circle last weekend with other women entrepreneurs, we talked of our hopes and dreams, our fears and self-doubt, love and loss, struggle and bliss. There is a comfort in knowing you are not alone in the challenges you face. I find so many people want to become an entrepreneur because they imagine a life of freedom, defining your own schedule, working from wherever you want, making money while you sleep…living the dream. And while I have experienced much of this, the road has been paved with landmines.
Last night Marc David and I were talking about how running a business has been the most intense personal development “workshop” either of us have ever done. It has stripped me of everything I thought I knew about myself and knocked out my breath more times then I can count.
But each and every time we have come back stronger, brighter, fiercer and smarter.
We started talking about why that might be.
Why we didn’t quit, why when the rug was pulled out from underneath us over and over again we didn’t give up.
Here is the simple answer:
*We believed in our cause more than our fear.
*We believed in the mission more than our insecurities.
*And we cared more than we were scared.
That is it.
Those are the reasons we didn’t quit.
So if I had to give you some advice, it would be this:
Believe, trust and commit to something bigger than yourself.
Choose to make money doing something truly good and meaningful in this world that uplifts others and leaves the planet a better place.
Then live your cause so fully that every challenge becomes an opportunity to do better, be better, and trust more.

❤ Emily Joy Rosen

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Emily Rosen is the co-owner and CEO of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating where she oversees business development strategies, student affairs, marketing and public relations, and keeps a pulse on the fields of eating psychology and nutrition to ensure the Institute’s position as a leader worldwide. Emily makes things happen. Her passion for health and transformation has provided her the opportunity to speak and present internationally and be at the forefront of a new generation of women leaders committed to making a heartfelt difference in the world. Her tireless work and faithful commitment have touched the lives of millions of fans and followers worldwide.