Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, was just named the youngest self-made billionaire by Forbes Magazine. Yes, SELF-MADE BILLIONAIRE. No trust fund. No rich husband. All on her own. Unfrikkinreal.
HERE’S MY CONFESSION TO YOU LADIES:
When I see Sara Blakely, I am triggered.
Our lives are parallel - up until the Billion Dollar List part of course!
Sara Blakely, founder of a hosiery company. Me, founder of a promotional products company.
She bombed the LSAT. I bombed the GMAT.
That failure made her rethink her life. That failure made me rethink my life.
She founded her company in 2000. I founded my company in 1999.
She started her company with $5000.00. I started my company with $5000.00.
She’s inspired by Oprah Winfrey and Richard Branson. I’m inspired by Oprah Winfrey and Richard Branson.
She is growing her company around the world today. I sold my company in 2006 to be a mom.
SCREEEEECH!!! BREAKS ON!!!
And my confession?
I sometimes wonder where I’d be if I hadn’t. I don’t believe in regrets, but when I see Sara Blakely, she gets my business juices flowing and she inspires me to up my game.
She makes me wonder, WHAT IF?
WHAT IF I hadn’t traded my successful company for motherhood?
I’ll never know.
Watch this rockstar:
I’d love to know, did you ever give up a career for motherhod? Did you ever throw in the towel on something great? Have you ever had any regrets or second guessed yourself? Have you ever wondered, WHAT IF?
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