The highs are high.

flea family photo by Sharon Hughes Photography

Business does not have to feel like this for everyone. But it feels like this for me.


Because of the specific business I chose to begin, I:

  • take huge financial risks

  • have a high-stakes business that could result in people getting hurt

  • am in conflict all the time overexplaining why we do what we do (aka I’m a female business owner)

  • have high expectations for myself and my team

  • never take the easy way

  • always take the hard way

  • have tremendous responsibility on my plate

  • am a human business owner with huge goals

  • love in the biggest way possible

  • am in two volatile industries (startup AND events)

  • have a large social media following where people routinely shame me with confidence

  • do not have a business partner or life partner

  • spend my days convincing people that their dreams are possible- and trust me people have a really stressful relationship to their dreams (most of the time)

  • work A LOT

  • am our serious complaints department

  • get yelled at in person at my events

  • have the hardest working team that deserves the best boss possible

  • AM THE LUCKIEST HUMAN BEING- BECAUSE ALL OF THIS MEANS I AM DOING WHAT MY HEARTS DESIRES DESPITE THE STRUGGLES.

Stephanie Sheldon