Bluebird in the Mud!

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I had a choice, build a company or die. 

I was laid off during what has come to be known as the dot com era.  My husband was a police officer and basically only worked to keep us well insured.  My income was primary.  I was lucky to have 15 years experience and a skill which was convertible into a business.  Some of you reading this had to get more creative to come up with a product or service to sell.  My livelihood was inborn and in demand and now I had to turn it into an independent livelihood.  What did I do? What did we all do?  We started a business.

What makes the difference between a successful business and one that you pour years, money, your soul and your family’s soul into only to have to give up in 2-7 years?  Why do some people work like you do, out of your garage, basement or dining room, and end up million billionaires, while you end up losing your house?

Why?  As much as I hate to ask why and less like to face the answers, I discovered the secret, the key, the answer while face down in the mud after losing a business I had worked heart and soul for 6 almost 7 years. 

My company had its shining moments, we had a good product/service and in fact the first three years were successful, so what happened?  Why? I won’t bore you with the story of those 6-7 years but the answer to those questions lies in not doing the answer I finally gleaned while face down in the mud.

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7 responses »

  1. I hope you have figures it out. Sometimes it seems like things happen and you cannot figure out the reasoning behind it. We just had a sale on our house and lost about $15,000 that was expected to buy us a car so my husband to get to and from work. It is really hard to be still stuck with one car and it does make you think, WHY? Why do I have to keep learning these lessons and why am I not getting it the first time around. After the hear felt tears were shed, I began to think that maybe the reason had nothing to do with us, but in return had to do with the people who were buying the house. Maybe they were in need of a “break” with their mortgage payment and somebody knew that I always can and will land on my feet. Maybe this will answer your questins, maybe you are strong enough to land on your feet and venture into the unknown, when others are not.

  2. I can empathize! I am a former police officer and know it is tough for officers that don’t have a second income. I have actually heard your Bluebird Sisterhood internet show on PlanetaryStreams.com. Congrats! I wish you continued success!

  3. I love the fact that you are so open with the reality of life. I think life always looks better for others then self. I have to say that I am so glad you stuck with your life and your dreams. Everything you have been doing is so amazing. Planetary Talk Radio is so fun. Ive had people calling me regularly saying how fun it is to listen to all the new radio shows. They are fresh and fun! I’m excited for all the new stuff you have coming on board soon. It is a great way for the everyday you and me to have our own Talk Radio show that is so affordable!! Stick with it!!

  4. Hey Yall while trying to find answers to my question about how to start a successfull business i listened to Planetarystreams.com for any helpfull hints one might need.

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