Two of the most important lessons I learned as a business owner are setbacks and disappointments are unavoidable. The truest test of whether an individual is courageous enough to be a business owner is how many times he or she is willing to get up off of the canvas/floor after being knocked down. Over the years as an entrepreneur, I have had my share of disappointments and setbacks, but God willing I have persevered. My passion for living with integrity both personally and professionally have manifested in the many blessings I have received, presently. I noted when most successful individuals are asked, “what’s the secret to success?” They pointedly answer “never give up.”
No matter how difficult life was my late mother and father always found ways to protect and nurture me and my siblings. They demanded the uttermost respect from us and their generosity, resilience and perseverance were important examples for us to emulate. So, even in the most arduous times, I have found the strength to get up off the canvas and be successful when faced with disappointments and setbacks.