Outward Success, Inward Struggle

JUSTIN MINOTT

Right now I have a great opportunity to be vulnerable so I’m going to take it. Over the last few weeks, a lot of cool things have happened. Business has been taking off for Good Coffee, I’ve had some fun speaking engagements, opportunities for impact are happening all over the place. It’s awesome. But truth be told, it doesn’t feel awesome all the time.

I attended a type of networking breakfast recently. The keynote speaker asked the room an uncomfortable question and had everyone write their answer down anonymously on a piece of paper. “What is a current struggle of yours that people would be surprised to find out?” she asked. The room went silent. As the event facilitator read off a few of the pieces of paper, it was beautiful to see the power of openness, even anonymous openness. The atmosphere in this room full of powerful leaders…

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