Lessons Learned From a Leap of Faith

I’ll be honest. The past few months have been some of the toughest of my life. I’ve been filled with worry and doubt, unsure if I’m making the right decision.

So, I thought I’d share the lessons I’ve learned from the whole ordeal:

Starting a business is a lot like having a baby. It’s exciting, terrifying, requires many sleepless nights, and is downright painful. Someone should make an epidural for the process.

What goes around always comes right back around. When you are generous, generosity finds you. When you are difficult, difficulty finds you.

Saying goodbye is never easy, especially when you love the people you work with.

{Worrying about what you can’t control gets you nowhere. And no one can control everything.}

It’s humbling to take your life’s work and turn it into a series of bullet points on a piece of paper.

Credit union people are some of the most wonderful, supportive people on the planet.  I am so lucky to swim in this pond.

It helps to be surrounded by successful risk-takers when taking a risk. Self doubt can eat you alive if you let it.

Credit union marketers face the same challenges everywhere. It’s comforting when you realize you weren’t alone in your struggles to make change happen.

It’s amazing what you’ll find when cleaning out your office after nine years on the job. And funny how your perspective changes with experience.

Credit unions are so much greater than they know. What an honor it is to help them find this out about themselves.

You find peace when you realize what you were really meant to do. And sometimes it’s right under your nose.

And there’s always time for one last prank on the CFO….


About giraphcu

Greetings and salutations! Welcome to gira{ph}, a strategic marketing firm that helps credit unions amplify their greatness to create chemistry with consumers. The credit union movement has given so much to us. This is our way of giving back. Enjoy!
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