I decided very early on that I would never start a business! True story! I was very adamant about this. The main reason being about 15 years ago my Business Law Professor told our class, “I don’t want to burst any of your dreams…but launching a business is generally a very dumb thing to do!"
He went on to share that only 25% of businesses make it past their 5th year of business and most likely will lose a lot of time and money in their pursuits. From that moment on, coupled with the fear of failure, I was convinced that entrepreneurship was not for me.
Fast forward, I learn much more about finances, health, the field of human resources, faith, business, marriage, motherhood and the list goes on! I decided to go for it, despite all my pre-conceived notions. I research a ton about why businesses fail…how to start a business…how to run a business…etc…. for hours and hours.
Last week marked 4 years of launching Higher International Human Resources LLC! I opened our business in a hotel room in Nashville, TN at Christy Wright’s Business Boutique Conference, recommended by dear friends and business owners John and Lauren Velarde.
A major theme of that conference was “Do it Scared!” So, I followed this motto and haven’t looked back! I’m so excited for the future and the many possibilities we now have with our dynamic, beautiful, impactful organization!
That doesn’t mean it’s perfect every day…there are problems to solve, kinks to work out, processes to improve… but the adventure and impact is so worth it.
I’m a big believer in taking baby steps towards those dreams and passions on your heart! If you have a goal, most likely it will still be there years later…so you might as well jump in and get started with that first baby step!
We don’t take anniversaries lightly. You better believe we will do everything in our power to make it to that milestone 5-year Anniversary AND far beyond. We are very happy to be here working hard on initiatives we love…impacting our clients, community and beyond…and we are just getting started!
Happy 4th Year Anniversary to our ‘Go Higher!’ Team! You are some of the most talented, hard-working, trustworthy, result-oriented and KINDEST people I have ever met. We are so thankful for each and every one of you and grateful to be on the journey with you!"
Author: Erika Butler, CEO