Times of general calamity and confusion create great minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storms. Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)
There is not an entrepreneur alive who would fail to admit that their business or venture has been the benefactor of past tough times. Almost to a person, business ebbs and flows……from the scary to the exhilarating, heaving and undulating like the ground during the hard winter frost. When I think of the hard times, I call to mind the stiffness and soreness after exercise. You put in a hard workout in the gym or at the track and that lactic acid pools in those muscles and you suffer for many days. We all know that that suffering body is transformed when those muscles naturally heal into a much stronger engine; your body is evolutionized by the pain forged in the foundry of hard work.
Tell us about your scariest moments in business or your venture? How did you get past terror and ride it into exhilaration?