When I applied to college, I submitted an application to Marquette University, my father’s alma mater. My brother was already there and it was assumed I’d automatically get in and would go too.
But I didn’t. I couldn’t. They wouldn’t accept me.
My father tried pulling every string he could, even asking his connections to make an exception and accept me on probation.
They wouldn’t and they weren’t willing to take a chance on me.
I wasn’t a bad student, but I had horrendous test anxiety and my grades and SAT scores reflected it. It was no wonder why they wouldn’t accept me.
But it hurt.
And it hurt again years later when my two younger sisters attended Marquette too. Making me the only one of my siblings to be rejected and not attend.
Fortunately I didn’t feel too defeated, the University of San Francisco accepted me and I was excited to move across the country from my tiny hometown in New Jersey to start a new chapter of my life.
However, the rejection from Marquette became the first in a long serious of failures I’d face in my college career.
Failure became a constant struggle throughout my college career, but I firmly believe the lessons I learned have helped me not only survive but thrive as an entrepreneur.
If you’ve ever had a moment of feeling like your business isn’t where you want it to be yet or that it’s taking longer than you’d thought to reach the level of success you’d like, I encourage you to watch today’s video.
If you’ve been feeling like you’re failing at times as an entrepreneur. If you’ve been comparing yourself to other’s progress or success. If your family doesn’t understand why your business is taking so long to grow, watch today’s video.
Please know that I get you. I know you. I’ve been there and you’re not alone.
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