As a table of 5 women sharing their stories and updating everyone on their lives, one thing became apparent. Everybody has their shit.
Not the most enticing word in the English Dictionary, I agree, but nevertheless, its meaning in this context makes it appropriate.
I enjoyed the company of 5 fabulous women tonight. Smart, beautiful, successful, emotionally intelligent and value adding, women that can converse on every topic imaginable.
They depict the women that I had in mind when I wrote "what men can do to make their women more successful."
We often get bogged down on everything happening in life and sometimes we play the victim. Life isn't being as fair as it should be to us and all of these things keep going wrong. But why? Why isn't life perfect or at least not creating drama, heart ache and disappointment? Why?
"Everybody has their shit," said my new friend. And she is right.
No matter what we try and project to the world and convince others of, we still have our shit. Things that only we have to deal with. Things that rock the boat. That don't make our world's perfect. That challenge us beyond what some days, we can handle being challenged on.
Tonight was an incredible night. I sat enjoying a delightful meal with women who all own their own businesses, two of whom where married and the rest who were not.
The two that were married were blissfully happy, in a good space. But they are the first to concur that they have "their shit" to deal with.
Three of us who are single and getting up there in the age stakes. We have what everyone else would see as fortunate lives but yet we sit there thinking that our lives are not great, they could be better. They could be more perfect.
The glass changes from half empty to half full from moment to moment . But we are all human. We all struggle with the same issues. We all succeed in our own way. We stand out from a crowd, then sit back and wonder why. Our belly's have butterflies because we get excited at the thought of a new idea, yet we wonder why something doesn't go to plan.
Our brains work overtime. We wake at 2am in the morning. We feel empowered then deflated. Mostly we feel lucky to live the lives we have, to not have to worry about food or water or an unstable political environment. The next holiday, or business challenge is only what is in front of us, that is of course if you don't include wanting to be happily living with a man that rocks our world. Makes it better and makes us better. You know the type. The one that when we wake up in the morning and see asleep beside us, quietly snores and we think it is the most beautiful thing in the world to watch.
We are women... and we are entrepreneurs. We all have our shit - it's just how we deal with it!
Mellissah Smith is a marketing expert with more than 20 years experience. Having founded and built two successful marketing companies internationally, she is well recognized as a industry thought leader and innovator. Mellissah started her career working with technology and professional services firms, primarily in marketing, public relations and investor relations, positioning a number of successful companies to list on the various Stock Exchanges around the world. She is a writer, technology developer and entrepreneur who shares her thoughts and experiences through blogs and written articles published in various media outlets. Brag sheet: #2 marketer to follow on Twitter (2003), Top 150 Marketers to Follow (2015), Top 10 innovative marketers (2014), 60K+ followers on Twitter with 97% authentic.
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