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We’ve all heard the term “overnight success”, but the truth is that there is no such thing.

What successful people do is they refused to give up. They put in the hard work, long hours and refuse to give in to fear and doubt. They get serious about their goal setting, they examine their lives, and they make the tough decisions. Sometimes, that means walking away from an industry you loved and worked in for 9 years.

That’s the story of Emily McDowell, today’s podcast guest. Emily became an entrepreneur “accidentally” by with the creation of a greeting card. ONE greeting card and her life changed. She’s a self-taught entrepreneur with a commitment to personal development and a refusal to give up. Today, we’ll talk about:

  • The importance of empathy
  • What NOT to say someone going through a health crisis
  • How Emily became an "accidental entrepreneur"

Emily McDowell is a writer, illustrator, and entrepreneur who specializes in chronicling the human condition. In 2012, she left a successful career in advertising to launch her greeting card line, making cards for the relationships we really have. 

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