It hit hard, fast, and was an incredibly difficult time: suddenly I was facing a super high payroll, I really struggled, fought for the company, but failed. So the cycle of 18 hr. workdays, of seeing endless clients, clearing mountains of paperwork, writing proposals – started again. But even after years of experience, I finally learnt there are situations where you need support. Where you need to be able to reach out and find a hand that’s always ready to help and, not only that, but that it is OK to seek that hand, to ask for help.
It’s from this experience, to know that you need help, that I learned how important support for continuous entrepreneurial growth is. I thought I’d seen it all, could handle anything, but on discovering that this wasn’t actually the reality of my situation I decided to act. This is why I joined a very smart group of exceptionally qualified entrepreneurs based within the Argonauts’ Board Entrepreneurial Growth Program. Now I understand why – as an individual – it can be so tough, why the troughs can be so deep, and the peaks not as high as they could, because as a Board we are more successful through less failure. We guide and learn from each other in complete confidentiality, all the while facilitated by an experienced consultant who is, themselves, an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur.