1. I don’t like slow. I’m not a tortoise. I’m a hare and that’s okay. I don’t like working in small chunks of time or pacing things out over weeks. I like all weekend, all nighter, get it done in a few large chunks and forget to eat and go to the bathroom. When my daughter was born it quickly occurred to me that if I was going to start a business around her hours, I just couldn’t be a hare. The first years of my business were built between the hours of 4-6 am and short bursts of 15-30 minutes at a time. That slow a pace probably would have driven me crazy had I not been so tired from taking care of a new born baby. All these years later I’m still a hare at heart, but I can be a tortoise. I’ve had to be. It’s annoying and uncomfortable and not my natural state. But moving more slowly than I’ve wanted (that’s a super polite way of putting it. I often feel like screaming into a pillow) has been a great lesson. I’ve learned that waiting, going slowly, making very small strides can actually save you in the end. Save your sanity, save you from mistakes, and help give whatever you are working on the chance to breathe and let others in. Now is my time to be a tortoise. And there is some good to be discovered here.

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