Are you one call away from success?
16 years ago, I met with the largest image-provider in the world, armed with 450 images/stock photos, and a great idea – and they almost laughed me out of the room!
These executives were accustomed to companies coming in with expansive libraries filled with millions of images. But it didn’t matter to me how small my company and library were. I was determined, and I convinced them that I had 450 valuable images. If they gave me a chance, I could nimbly adapt to new data that we would glean from future purchases, driving performance, and make them even more money.
And that’s how I sold my business to Bill Gates and completely changed my life.
But, before Microsoft purchased my company, I was a deeply in debt, single mother and I was terrified. I wanted to give up. But I stuck with it because I knew I had a good idea…and it paid off!
Maybe this sounds familiar to you. Maybe the obstacles seem insurmountable sometimes making you want to give up. Just remember:
You might be one phone call away from epic success. Don’t give up now.
Beate Chelette is The Growth Architect & Founder of The Women’s Code, a training company specialized in providing companies an ROI on Balanced Leadership. She has been named one of 50 must-follow women entrepreneurs by the Huffington Post. A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, she bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly-successful global business and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal.
Beate works with business leaders and supports organizations by developing and providing training the training, tools, and expertise to create and maintain a balanced, equal, and inclusive work environment that fosters creativity, employee engagement, and corporate growth.
Recent clients include Merck, Women’s Legislative Caucus of California, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), NFTE, CreativeLive, the Association of Corporate Growth, and TracyLocke.
Beate is the author of the #1 International Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go From Overwhelmed to Awesome” a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.
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