“It’s nearly impossible for a Canadian to get a visa to the US.”
“You can’t be C-level exec so fast, learn some humility Amy.”
“Most businesses fail after 2 years. Are you sure you want to leave your job?”
“Why do you want to write a book? You know you won’t make any money from writing a book right?”
This was the advice that was given to me by various friends and family throughout the years. With good intentions mixed with unconscious projection, they wanted to protect me… from my dreams.
I remember each one of these conversations clearly and the feeling of motivation I felt after, saying to myself:
“Just wait, one day I’ll show you.”
And I did.
I got a visa—five visas to be exact.
I climbed the corporate ladder to become Chief Marketing Officer of a national brand in my early 30s.
I’m now in year two of my business and going strong.
And I’m writing a book—and getting paid for it.