“Life has a way of changing all of us over time, but often the change is subtle and imperceptible. There are, however, certain accelerators that can bring about rapid and meaningful change in an individual's life. The decision to become an entrepreneur is one of those accelerators. The act of creation, of building something from nothing, fundamentally changes those involved for better or worse.” - Chris Meyers
If entrepreneurship is an accelerator, there is no question that becoming a mother is too. A few years ago, Steve and I made the decision to start Rainsford Company before having children. The reason was simple, I thought getting a head start on the business would allow greater flexibility once we were a family of 3. The funny thing is, when the site went live and the proverbial treadmill was on, it not only stayed on, it sped up! Needless to say, 2019 was a year I will never forget and I learned some very valuable lessons that I hope you can take something from.