On The Road to Success Series
At L Duncan Apparel, we are committed to our success as well as the success of others. We are keen on uplifting our community. We are starting a series of stories that we have learned over the past year. As a small business, it can be difficult to compete with other businesses and still remain true to your values. We want to share our story so that other entrepreneurs and small business owners may learn from our mistakes.
On the Road to Success Series: Beware of the Friends you keep
In an ideal world, your friends and family are the most supportive of your endeavors no matter what there are. We have been blessed to have an extremely supportive network as you can see from our pictures from various events including our Annual Dress for Success and Website Relaunch party. A strong network is essential to any business pursuit. These people will be your champions, pick you up when you’re down, support you and give you great ideas.
On the other hand, not everyone will be supportive. On the road to success, there will be many naysayers. We have also lost many friends or people that we thought were our friends. It is not a pleasant feeling to lose touch with someone you have known for years.
How to cope with losing friends over business
- Remember not everyone is dedicated to your success. Everyone is in your life for a reason and a season. Very few people will be with you in the end.
- Stay focused on the end goal. You are in business for a reason. You can’t let relationships distract you from your dreams.
- If it were meant to be, it will be. If the relationship was a true friendship, in time you will both heal and come back together again. True friendship endures all.