By: Rachel Lyda, West Coast Franchisee
As a young entrepreneur, it is almost guaranteed that you will run into unpredictable situations, conflict, and endure periods of high stress. This is then when you decide how to conquer those situations, or else, they will conquer you. My second season, as a College Pro returner, I had high hopes for a great and profitable year, expecting it to be much easier and smoother than my initial rookie year. I thought that with my large PC [previous customer] base that it would be almost unreasonable to not do well. Unfortunately, things definitely did not turn out that way. As I sit here,reflecting on my past summer, I am in a much different place than I was when I was planning to start up the business last year. I can describe a range of emotions from frustration, bitterness, discouragement, embarrassment, and anger that I have felt over the course of the year that I had to work with daily to keep them from taking over my entire thought process.
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Conflict & Circumstance: Rising Above the Unexpected – Part I
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