Dr. Margo Bush

"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." — Coco Chanel.

Is there a financial roulette table somewhere that determines who will become successful and who will not? Who can grow a profitable business, and who can’t? Does wealth come from being smarter and working harder, or are certain people just destined to have more than others? Is success based on gender or dependent on marital status? Does prosperity happen because one might look prettier, live on the right side of the street, or be more endowed than someone else? Or could there be other factors that play a role in your success?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably asked similar questions as you considered where you are in your life and your business. Most of us want success and we may even dream big, talk big and go to all the right seminars—but so many times we don’t know how to turn those dreams into real money or realities. The bottom line is this: You are the CEO of your own life. You—yes, you—have been entrusted with the life you’ve been given. What will you do with it? What will you set out to accomplish with the gifts you have been given?

Making a decision to take control of our lives and our businesses isn’t always easy, especially when things don’t go as we have planned. And believe me, CEO of our own life or not, we will all experience times when things go awry. In those times, it will be more important than ever to push forward and fight for the right to succeed. Don’t let past circumstances in your life keep you from having all you can have or fulfilling your God given purpose. How do I know this? Because it happened to me. Life can interrupt our dreams, and that leaves us with a choice to make about how we’ll move forward. The way we come to the point of decision may differ, but the result is the same: we find ourselves facing a situation that demands we dig deep to survive and thrive. To not stay stuck in past losses or past hurts, but to move on with our lives and all that we are called to do. For me an unexpected death, lifelong plans interrupted, and grief called my name every day for years to hold on to what I had lost. Every day I fought to not listen to it, look forward and not keep looking back. For me, this happened in the fall of 2009, when everything in my life changed in a matter of one unexpected moment. Before that day, it seemed as if my future had been carved out for me; life was fairly easy and smooth. I had all I wanted or needed. Little did I know what was ahead of me, and how important it would become for me to dream again and see life bigger in order to secure a future I could be proud of. In other words, it is the reason why I do what I do and have built what I have built at Don't Do Business Alone. I know these principles of success work, because I had to learn them and work them. I had to become clear on vision. I had to build an unshakable confidence to go to the top and develop greater communications skills than I ever had before. I call them the most important 3C keys to business you can learn: Clarity. Confidence. Communication. And I believe that you can learn them too. You, too, can dream big and fulfill your God- given destiny. Your business, and your life, can thrive and grow as big as you want it to be. You can build the life you want to live. You have to choose it, pursue it, and work hard because it will not just happen by accident. It requires effort and discipline to master your business all the way to the top. I'm rooting for you!