What Others Think of You Is None of Your Business

Http://www.grategy.com Lisa Ryan grategy statue“Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.”  Jean Dibelius

When I was 22 years old, I was working for an Executive Search Firm in the data entry department. It was at that job that I was exposed to the wonderful world of sales.  When I told my father I was going to leave my comfy salaried job, for a straight-commission sales position, he said, “Why do you want to do that?  Sales is feast or famine – don’t you want stability?”

Although he thought I was crazy, I chose to go into sales.  For the next 20 years, I built a very successful career.  I worked hard, had fun, and made a great living.  That choice also paved the way for my entrepreneurial pursuits.  I pursued what I wanted, and never looked back.

Is there a dream that you’d love to pursue but others are telling you that you’re silly for wanting it?  Do it anyway.  Life is too short not to pursue your passion!