For years, I wanted to pursue my MBA, but knew that the time wasn't right (when is it ever?). This led me down a rabbit hole of various programs offered by every school imaginable, lots of existential crisis', and a whole bunch of "what-if" moments. I narrowed my search down to several programs, but knew the extensiveness and dedication of a full MBA regiment would take me away from this baby business I just started. Ultimately, now is just not the time.
The Universe heard my dilemma and showed me a semester-long program offered by Harvard Business School (HBX) that would require just the right amount of time I was able to offer PLUS it would help me hone in on all my special skills (and there are many), learn what my weaknesses are and obliterate them (also. many.), and work one-on-one with a coach who is a leader in the Harvard Business community. I'd also get the benefit of being in a classroom via their state-of-the-art live sessions and you know what that means: HEADSETS and dressing really well from the waist UP. The program is called Developing Yourself as a Leader -- a phrase that I am literally LIVING for.
I went back-and-forth on applying for about a week but decided to suck it up and at least try. I wrote two essays on my weird-af journey to entrepreneurship and why I could REALLY benefit from deep diving into leadership studies. It wasn't until recently that I learned that public speaking is not my enemy, in fact, I really enjoyed it! I had my author-friend Rob proofread everything. I even recorded myself reading them out loud to make sure it didn't sound absolutely horrifying. Clicked 'send' and took a breath. I mean, I totally had no chance of getting into this thing anyway so like, totally, whatever. Who cares.
But, the Universe came back AGAIN. This time, with an acceptance letter but also the realization that I had only 12 days to pay quite literally, thousands of dollars, otherwise my acceptance is refuted. I felt so defeated! I don't come from a wealthy family. I feel like I'm always just doing my best to make ends meet. I put my dilemma out into the World, and y'all really responded!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our big 15% off sale, donated money (!!), and sent words of encouragement. We've had more orders the past few days than ever (so please bear with me while I wade through everything). Clients I've never met donated. People who aren't even clients yet donated! It was crazy. I feel so blessed beyond measure and I officially enrolled today! This doesn't change anything with Tower Press, we will still operate-as-normal. If anything, the program will help me learn how to be an even better HBIC! I appreciate all of you so much, and am looking forward to my growth. Thank you for coming along for the journey.