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Dealing With the Tough Stuff by Margot Fraser, Lisa Lorimer

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3 Learning to trust yourself

Idealism, vision, and gut-trusting can help you plunge forward in pursuit of your dreams. We have all heard about the American icon: the entrepreneur. He has wild stories about what it was like in the “old days” when he started his now-successful company. A lot of times he will begin his tale with “If I knew then what I know now, I never would have begun.” He might talk about how much he believed in his product and how he went against all the odds to make it happen. But it’s hard to hold on to that kind of optimism and self-reliance in the face of industry naysayers. You might also have to face your own feeling that you should be doing one thing when your intuition is actually leading you to do something else.

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