“Entrepreneurs have a mindset that sees possibilities rather than problems created by change.”
At the outset, entrepreneurship is a rewarding journey, offering a wide scope for independence and innovation.
However, it comes with its own set of challenges. Whether it be managing finances or handling unprecedented events out of one’s realm of control - there are many seemingly insurmountable hurdles that entrepreneurs must cross every day.
Yet, it is with these challenges, entrepreneurs enjoy tremendous growth. Overcoming obstacles rewards them with a world of experience in tackling the toughest of problems seamlessly.
With this context, let’s now take a look at the story of Sarah Murray Walsh, General Manager – AIRTEC, who credits her challenges as catalysts for her long term growth.
Why did you choose to become an entrepreneur?
I really love a challenge, and I love being told I cannot achieve something, it makes me work even harder to get the task completed. I am forever learning and trying to improve.
You see, no one ever knows ‘everything’ and I believe the more we educate ourselves the better for everyone around us and of course, for ourselves.
How has your journey been running a business?
It’s been challenging - Tough at times, but overall, I really love it!
In your opinion, why is it important that more women become entrepreneurs in the near future?
Women are forces of nature. We just need to believe in ourselves more. If we do not, then who will?
What do you think helped you get so far in your career?
Persistence, dedication, hard work, and the hunger to always improve and be better than the person I was yesterday.
Do you feel that you have achieved what you wanted to?
I have achieved a lot that I am proud of, but I believe it will be at the end of my days I can and will truly reflect on what I have accomplished, not just for myself but for those who matter most.
What is one piece of advice that you would share with aspiring entrepreneurs?
The only person you ever must prove yourself to, is yourself. Do the best you can, be the best you can be and always save a smile for the end of the day. Life is tough but you are tougher!
What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?
Wow, this is a tough one! Probably to trust myself more, and put my energy into pursuits and people that are truly worth the effort and time.
How important is it for women to lift each other up and what does that mean to you?
A real woman empowers other women. When one of us does well, we should all feel like we did well too. We help ourselves by helping others too. If all women remembered this, and practiced this, then what an amazing world it would be!
What is the most important message you want to send out to young women thinking about pursuing entrepreneurship?
Do it! Stop thinking what could go wrong and start focusing on what could go right. Where thoughts go energy flows. There is only one of you, that is YOUR super power, so make it count!