This is the 1st time, since my business closed 6 years ago, that I have been able to walk by my old store & not feel like I’m going to cry, but instead, feel proud & liberated.I have finally found peace with myself & the situation & feel like I have been set free.
Here’s the not so pretty truth. My business partner, who I trusted like my family, was doing unethical things that were causing irreparable damages to the business & brand image. He was unmanageable & council suggested we terminate his employment & let him keep his equity. Cut our losses & move on.It was clear he didn’t want to pull his end of the bargain & it was a completely unsustainable option for him to remain an operating partner for the business to continue.He sued me for $5 million, the business for $5 million & my other partner for $5 million. No, I wasn’t protected by my LLC. The abridged version- it crippled the business for 9 months & forced it to close. The feeling of betrayal, deep loss,& immense pain was excruciating. ⭐️
What I now see, is that this tragic experience was a blessing in disguise. It was my limiting beliefs in myself that invited this type of situation.@mariannewilliamson talks about how when you have a strong sense of self & such deep love, you aren’t even able to attract negative situations.There is no place for them in your energetic space. If you radiate confidence and self love, that is what you will attract.It’s easy to blame others & play the victim, but, no matter what the situation is, as hard as it is to accept, you attract everything that comes to you.The best part though, is that it’s always to serve you & you can attract whatever you want. Whatever energy you put out,will come back to you.
I feel it’s critical to share the real, raw, unpretty truth, despite how unpopular it may be.My hope is that my story will give struggling entrepreneurs hope that they will get back on their feet &try again.When I was going through this, that’s what I really needed. ⭐️
It’s time for me to set my truth free.It’s cathartic for me. I have been holding my story inside of me for years out of fear despite my burning need to share it to heal (Continued below ⬇️)