THE WORLDPOST
05/13/2014 08:38 am ET Updated May 13, 2014

To Create A Real Connection, Show Vulnerability

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The hardest part of my business failing was not the loss of the business. It was the loss of the identity that came with being a successful entrepreneur.

I had become so attached to this identity that when others asked how the non-existent business was doing, I said, “Great!” The chasm between the image of being financially set for life and owning a failed business was painful. I felt like a fraud.

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