Yesterday I spoke with a woman who told me that she has known for many years that she wanted to run her own business. She knows people in business or who are part of a franchise system, and always knew it was the path she wanted to take. Life and children and other demands on her time and energy have occupied her for the past several years. Now she feels the time is right to finally take the step into business ownership.
Recently, I’ve heard that story from several women – they “knew in their heart” that being in business was right for them. It got me thinking about how life sometimes gets in the way of our goals. To quote an observation by John Lennon, “life is what happens when you are making other plans.”
It interests me to see women at this moment in their lives. They are leaving the known comfort of employment and pushing their boat out into building equity in a business. They will have the helm. The franchise system is the rudder.
I shared my story about when I knew it was time to go into business. Telling these stories reminds us of why we do what we do, and encourages all the other women out there who are wondering if now is the right time for them. Please share your story.