So here it is, my throughs laid bare. Open to opinion, scrutiny, likes, dislikes, it's pretty scary to be honest. I wrote my book 'taking that leap of faith' during my first-year transitioning from executive to hopeful entrepreneur. To record the ups and downs, my findings, learnings, mistakes, excitement and reading it back, it brings incredibly fond memories of last year.
The support you have given me and Cancer Central is indescribable and the words thank you will never feel enough.
I finished documenting the first year of my journey in Dec 2018 and have been asked, "why have you not published yet?". It is partly due to cost (yes the F-word still haunts me) and partly due to me being scared stiff. There are lots of start-up entrepreneurs, advice and experts who have succeeded. Being frank, I was getting a serious case of imposter syndrome. I always use the words 'be brave' and this time I needed to listen to my own advice.
What we are creating with Cancer Central is unique. We are not a commercial business nor a charity. We are a Not for Profit and most importantly, we are being built by you, the community. We are collectively coming together to design & build a powerful resource for people affected by cancer. We are not like anyone else; our business model is different. This itself poses huge challenges and opportunities.
I purposefully captured my year in words and pictures as both share a different perspective, connection and side. A story is not one-dimensional therefore my book wasn't going to be either.
If you are thinking of taking that step, that big leap of faith with your own idea, I hope my story helps you in some way. My message to you is to just go for it. No one has all the answers, we will all do things differently and none of us know how it'll end up. Your happiness and enjoyment of every day is unequivocally the most important adventure there is.
Live it. Enjoy it. Go for it!
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