What happens when you realise your path is entrepreneurship rather than employment? Lindsay takes up the challenge and shares an account of her journey as it unfolds…Down to brass tacks. What’s the status as at June 2018?
It’s been 21 months since I registered Mirror Mirror as a business and got started.
It’s been 18 months since Mirror Mirror went to market.
Countless contacts have been approached.
3 excellent case studies have been completed.
I dedicated Masters’ thesis (University internship) is nearly complete.
I’ve written lots of articles and blogs, done 3 speaking events, and presented 1 webinar.
I have now 3 fantastic people are on the core driving team.
To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity – William Arthur Ward
Making no mistakes is, of course, impossible.
There are some very interesting gender differences in how men and women view mistakes. In “How Men Think”, Adrienne Mendell notes the different reactions of men and women regarding their mistakes. Women, in general, have a more difficult time when they make mistakes. She says this is because women are socialized to feel differently about mistakes. Boys are raised to be respected by their team if they learn from what they did wrong. Mistakes provide an opportunity to do better the next time.
But for girls, it is different. When girls make mistakes, they are consoled. This reinforces the idea that they should feel badly about the mistakes.