Thank you to The Business Owners magazine for allowing me to share why I believe “Business Is Personal” in their monthly magazine for Business Owners.
Here are the opening paragraphs…
“Do you remember that moment on the film ‘Taken’, when Liam Neeson is searching for his abducted daughter who is being trafficked? He is in a lift and is pointing a gun at the perpetrator? The evil man says, “it was never personal, it is just business” and Liam replies “It is personal to me”.
Well I identify with that within the business world. Several years ago, a pivotal moment in my self-worth, and the direction of my life that I took, was when an investor, was brought onto a Board of a Company that I Founded, by one of the other major Shareholders. As we left the first meeting that she attended, she turned to me and said, “you know Penny, I don’t have to like you, it is just business, it isn’t personal’. Wow, I thought, this is going to be hell, and I was not wrong. My business was personal to me. It is where I place my values, my passion, my time, my energy and my desire to have impact”
I hope this helps anyone who feels that their business is no longer serving them and gives them courage.