Updated: May 12
'Alle guten Dinge sind 3.' the Germans say. All good things are 3.
If you know me, you also know that I regularly like to take a step back and actively reflect on things in order to set the right focus and priorities for the future - for my personal and professional life.
Now being 3 years in the business after transition from a corporate leadership role into entrepreneur life, I get more and more asked for advice on how I built a profitable business that we successfully pivoted and scaled online during the pandemic.
I feel that these 3 things helped me to get where I am today:
1. Passion. If you don't know why you do what you do, you will easily give up. This is also why a lot of businesses and 'wanna be' (excuse my French) entrepreneurs fail.
For me, it is all about the positive impact we create in people's lives, careers and businesses with what we do at The Best Possible You.
So be clear on WHY you do it before figuring out how or what.
2. Resilience. After 33 333+ roller coaster rides, I know that everything is work in progress and that you never simply 'get there'.
Nobody has it all figured out. And nobody is perfect either. Accept the fact that you are trying the best you can at this moment in time.
And don't be too hard on yourself. Enjoy the ride and this exciting journey - with all its ups and downs!
3. Persistence. It takes most people years to become 'an overnight success'... and there is no secret success formula.
What might work for others, might not work for you. There is no one size fits all fast track to 'success' or 'happiness'.
In the end, it all starts with YOU. And showing up consistently - no matter how you are feeling or what excuses might jump to your mind.
About the author:
Katrin Sturm is the Founder & CEO of The Best Possible You Ltd.
She combines her strengths and passion of developing driven leaders and entrepreneurs after climbing the corporate ladder for almost 10 years in elite sales and leadership roles in companies like Oracle and Salesforce and helps companies to create a more gender balanced company culture and leadership style.
Katrin empowers leaders and entrepreneurs to thrive with a passion for female empowerment in male dominated industries like Tech with her own company since 2018 and runs the Thriving Female Leaders Circle. She also advises B2B SaaS scale-ups.