First, let me welcome you to Career Girl Network. I know there are new readers here and readers who have traveled with me from Minneapolis Career Girl to Chicago Career Girl and now on to this national media platform to advance the work of women in business. I am honored to have you join me in this journey and I am honored you will take even a few moments of your day to spent here at CareerGirlNetwork.com.
The journey of entrepreneurship can often be a scary one. And at times, you think there will be no moment scarier than the one before. When I left my full-time position nearly a month ago, I thought nothing could be more frightening that the moment I put in my notice. Then, I thought nothing could be scarier than the moment I realized my 3 weeks notice had turned into 2 days notice. Following that, I thought nothing could be scarier than waking up in the morning with no clear path of the first step on my journey. All scary moments, moments I worked through and triumphed upon. But none more frightening than this one word – launch!
Yesterday, I took Career Girl Network public. For the first time, someone other than my husband and closest friends saw this website, and I won’t lie, I had a little bit of what I’ll call an “ugly baby” moment. Every parent thinks their child is adorable. But we’ve all run into those babies we think, “my goodness, I hope you grow out of this phase.” That’s exactly the fears I had before the website launched yesterday. What if I think it’s adorable, and everyone else thinks I have an “ugly baby”?
Luckily, though, here you are, some of the first readers at Career Girl Network. If you’re here, it’s because you are committed, like I am, to the work of advancing women in business, and you’re likely searching to improve your own status in business and learn skills to get ahead. So stay with me, read daily links and posts, and give me your feedback. Nothing is more valuable to me than your comments and thoughts. Together, we can make this a collaborative community that changes the world for women in business and the future generations of girls.