Excerpt from Lisa Nichols' bestseller “No Matter What” (get a chance to win an autographed copy when you become a Pioneer!):

"One of the greatest things I have learned when it comes to getting to my desired results is that you should be committed to keep goals in mold and your plans in sand. Which means stay focused on what it is that you want to achieve and remain flexible on how you might get there. If your current plan isn't working, you may have to make the hard decision of changing directions, adjusting your timeline, even changing partners. Be more committed to the outcome than you are to how you get there. After all, it's not about the process, it's about the destination." 

As an entrepreneur and a fairly strong "type A" personality, this has NOT been an easy lesson for me to learn. It applies to all areas of life, but for me, it has been the ultimate challenge in the business sense. Building a business and asking others for support in bringing my ideas to reality has been and continues to be one of the most vulnerable things I have ever done. For entrepreneurs, mistakes are inevitable, road bumps are guaranteed, disheartening moments will occur, and conflict of one sort or another will land in your lap at some point. During those times, it is very easy to be taken over by my desire to remain in control at all times, and lose sight of the destination I am moving towards. It's difficult, however, to admit that my plan isn't working as well as I thought, or that I made a poor decision, and look at a situation without bias and see it for what it is so I can change directions as needed. But all of the challenging moments I have faced so far have forced me to be flexible, adjust, and continue pushing forward because my desire to reach my goal of helping others is greater than my need to remain in control of exactly how that unfolds. I am usually one of those people that preaches "It's not about the destination, it's about the journey." but I guess it's really all about balance. You need to focus a little bit on both. One doesn't exist without the other...