Monday, April 30, 2018

Could this be why it is so hard to get anywhere when you are younger?

I was talking with a friend this evening when the topic turned to some of the challenges we’ve had to work through to get where we’re at. 

Being female in the male dominated world of construction, she mentioned the laughs, recommendations to get out, and outright ridicule she faced early on. After hearing her talk, I asked if she ever thought about the connections she would make along the way. 

She’s well networked with some pretty influential people these days. 

I talked about some of the challenges I faced early on as well as recently and how I’d grown to appreciate them. 

Even like them.

Looking back, those same challenges are what now keep us from facing more competition. “If it were easy everyone would be doing it”. 

Youth comes with lots of energy obviously, so these challenges are what separates the youthful dreamers from the experienced and successful. 

We face many of these challenges alongside others, growing our network along the way. Others still are watching from the sidelines re-living their own challenges as they see you work your way through. You may not see it, but you’re building a bond and trust with some of them and don’t even know it. 

It is as it is meant to be.

Next time you’re faced with a challenge, keep that in mind, it might help make it a little less stressful.

One of the things I have enjoyed most is watching those who take on new challenges, renting equipment to do a job they don’t have a lot of experience with or the equipment to do it. The real wins are when they do well at it, stick with it, and grow that business.

We may eventually lose the customer for that piece of equipment as they grow enough to justify owning what they have been renting, but that’s ok too. Another person is just starting off on the same journey.

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