What a headline. It makes me sad – but not depressed or troubled.
Revolar is Jackie Ros’s, first start-up. She’s amazing! One of the most delightful and upbeat founders I’ve interviewed, she has accomplished great things,
was celebrated in national media, and her customers love the Revolar product.
At a recent dinner bringing together five past guests of PROCO360, all having become more successful since our interview, I was struck by their genuine gratefulness that their successes outweigh their failures. I could sense the recognition that even high-profile success can be fragile.
As a past entrepreneur I was not as successful as Jackie or those who joined me for dinner. Still, I experienced firsthand the amazing “rock star” highs as my business took off – thriving, growing, expanding. I also remember with great pain, the feelings of inadequacy and vulnerability when I didn’t have all the answers. I remember the relentless fear and embarrassment, and the sleepless nights during a dramatic downturn. I know what all that feels like because I did it, and that’s really gratifying.