And I’m a capable, independent, self-starter.
Just for good measure, let’s throw in a straight ‘A’ student all throughout my years in academia.
Not to mention how proud I am when I can replace the mechanism inside the toilet tank all by myself!
I don’t have just one little measly toolbox, I’ve got two big ones and an entire array of power tools (I love my B & D drill and my Makita palm sander).
But guess what?
All my capabilities, independent nature, smarts, and stubbornness combined aren’t enough to transform me into a successful entrepreneur.
No one can build a business alone.
I certainly can’t. It took me three years of struggling on my own to reach that conclusion. And if you believe YOU can do it flying solo, you’re in for a long haul and some big disappointments.
Build community and camaraderie and don’t be too proud to reach out for some help.
Even the sharpest knife can’t carve its own handle.