Oasis & Romeo

Heads Up Entrepreneur – Life’s Not Fair

Once upon a time there way a six-year-old girl taking a walk with her best friend, a black, toy poodle named “Noodles”.  Noodles looked a little like this:

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To make a horrible story short, a Doberman became loose and attacked my bff and that was it for noodles. Here’s a cute picture of a Doberman – no hard feelings.

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I was hysterical but I remember my life changed at that moment.  I’ve had several in my life that have really formed me into becoming an entrepreneur.

Anyway, my father stood before me as I cried, kneeled before me and said “It’s time you learn a really important lesson in life, Tara.”

I continued sniffily probably just wanting a hug.

My dad took me by the shoulders and said, “Life isn’t fair.”

There was an echo in my little ears.  The memories of events passed before me again and I understood. Straight I stood with my shoulders back and head up.  My future wasn’t going to be fair and to expect it was to live a life of ignorant regret.

Therefore I move forward with all passion, integrity and compassion possible looking forward to what loops life throws at me.

How does this apply to being an entrepreneur?  I have loved my businesses with everything in me. To make it good, it takes time to nurture and care for it much like having a child.  My customers and users become so close because I know them that well.  I want to.   It’s my responsibility.

However, I’ve also seen death in business.  Death of a dream.  Watched a site come down or doors close for the last time.   

There was an echo in my ears.  The memories of events passed before me again and I understood.  Straight I stood with my shoulders back and head up.  My future isn’t fair and I live a life of daring awareness.    ARE YOU?  LEAVE COMMENTS BELOW!

POPULAR QUOTES

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
― Thomas A. Edison

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston Churchill

“Life is full of screwups. You’re supposed to fail sometimes. It’s a required part of the human existance.”
― Sarah DessenAlong for the Ride

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”
― H.G. Wells

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Looking Forward!

Tara Husband

P.S. I’m happy and things are going great with my new healthcare start-up DrugPlug.

P.S.S. The picture on the very top is of Oasis, my daughter and our Yorkie Romeo!

4 Comments on “Heads Up Entrepreneur – Life’s Not Fair

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  2. You are absolutely right Tara. There are no guarantees in life, and certainly not when running your own business. Things happen. Rolling with them and, hopefully, coming out stronger on the other end has always been my goal.

    When I started by business in 1996, I had 2 other partners. One left in 1998. The other chose to leave in 2004, right in the midst of my chemo and radiation for breast cancer (I was 35).

    I could have just chucked it all. Instead, here it is 2013 and I am better than ever. I found a way to put a positive spin on what was dumped on me and am definitely better for it.

    Good for you that you have found the same. I will be sharing your article in my online paper on 10/2 for sure!

    • Thanks for your response and sharing your story Kimberly! I’m so glad to hear you are better then ever! Tweet me the post when you share it @TaraHusband and I spread it around. Glad to connect, Kimberly. Feel free to reply and post more about your company.
      Tara

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