Is there a reason things didn’t work out?

Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach for Women Business Owners

We always want to get it right the first time.

Because… what if we screw up? And lose time? Or money? Or face? Or credibility? Or love.

But it so rarely works that way.

I have 3 single friends who have gone through the adoption process.

Each of them went to great lengths to make it happen…

One faced years of delays from the Haitian government after being matched with her son who was living in an orphanage.

Another went through multiple rounds of IVF before she finally decided to adopt.

Yet another went so far as to hire someone to create a special social media account seeking adoption leads after getting zilch results from the butt ton of cash she paid a fancy pants attorney.

While I swooned over one friend’s adorable 1-year old last weekend, we talked about all she went through to be cradling such perfection.

She said, “There’s a reason things didn’t work out.”

She’d definitely planned a different path to motherhood.

But even though things didn’t go as she hoped, she couldn’t be happier. (Or more sleep deprived. 😴)

If my friends had all gotten it “right” the first time. If everything had gone “according to plan”, they wouldn’t be raising the beautiful humans they’ve been gifted with.

And the same goes for our businesses.

Sometimes we have a few (dozen) false starts before we find perfection

So the next time something doesn’t go as planned, remember what my friend says, “There’s a reason things didn’t work out.”

And trust that it’s all part of the process.


More importantly, keep starting…

One BEYOND client spent over 6 figures and a couple of years trying to figure out how to bring in regular recurring revenue for one of her products. It wasn’t until she hired me that she let go of her old ideas for how to do that — and is now earning more than $1500 per hour with the perfect “baby” (aka business model.) And she’s just getting started.

You’ve gotten a LOT right already. Now hit me up to see if I’m the right thought partner to help you get your arms around your next big thing!

Posted In: Business Model Design, Mindset & Priorities