March 29, 2023
Everyone has at one time or another said “I wish I’d known” earlier about something in their life.
For channel women, such a wish usually pertains to confidence, capability and role models. None of our respondents expressed regret in any way or wished for a second chance. For them, it’s not about do-overs, it’s about do-betters.
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Authenticity and relationships ranked high among our respondents. Somewhere along their career paths, they shed their protective coloring and began speaking their minds. They quit selling or promoting and began focusing on problem-solving. And then they began mapping their own career paths instead of following someone else’s.
Sure, it might have helped to know a few things earlier. But then again, in the words of author Alex Elle, “I am thankful for my struggle because, without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.”
Scroll through the slideshow above to find out how channel women responded when we asked them, “What do you know now that you wish you’d known when you started out in the channel?”
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