We know the power of stories. They can be a bridge between our current reality and a new possibility. And we need them because sometimes taking the step into Your Next Chapter, starting a brand new business, or simply realigning the one you already have so it is a better reflection of the woman you have become, can be challenging.
Self-doubt and fear can kick in. Procrastination or perfectionism can keep you stuck. Comparison can unravel you and overwhelm can take over. You can feel you are the only one with these emotions and challenges, especially if you work alone.
But you're actually not alone at all. Women in their 40's and beyond represent one of the fastest-growing demographics of small business owners. As one of my storytellers, Jo Hanlon says:
"We're smart, have a good number of life skills, enjoy and value the sisterhood, have experienced a good amount of life - happiness/sorrow, loss/abundance and are genuinely into sharing and caring for each other. We're also very creative and capable - that's why we make such fabulous entrepreneurs!"
The stories shared here, from women just like you, are intended to provide you with inspiration, tangible examples of what's possible when you take action on your ideas...