Year ago, when I started my first business venture at the age of 13, I was fascinated by the magic of creating a business, and how it is possible to make money and help people at the same time. Whether it was my mail order business where I sold advertisements in mail order publications, or the school newspaper which I became Editor-in-Chief of, early on I had the knack for getting things done, even when people said it could not be done. And I was passionate about learning new things, hearing new innovative ideas and then sharing them with people.
I registered my consulting & training company in 1995 with the purpose of making a difference in the world and with the idea that businesses can be a force for good in society, positively contributing to the company’s investors & owners, its employees, its customers, and ultimately to society at large.
But somewhere along the way I got sucked into making a living and paying the bills and working for other people, making them rich while I stayed in the same spot. I had lost my passion, and even forgot why I had that passion in the first place.
Until now. Leaving the corporate world last week has given me the opportunity to rethink things, and interestingly enough, I am going back to my roots in some ways; remembering the things I forgot; and focusing on what I am passionate about, which is entrepreneurship and making a positive difference in the world. Plus my new found passion, which is writing, which I always loved, just didn’t really realize how much until now.
I have some pretty neat things in store and am excited to be back, and to be me again. Because sometimes reinventing yourself means going back to who you have always been.