Looking for advice on clearing my head of past experiences that still bother me.
My first business was an adventure and full of amazing lessons, I was able to exit sucessfully with no financial detriment. However there are numerous events that happened that I still dwell on these days which give me anxiety and knots in my stomach … how do I shake these feelings?
Long story short, I sold a majority stake in my business to an investor, although I was running the day-to-day, he would step in occasionally and make or over-rule decisions. On several occasions, I got very vocal about believing the path or choice was wrong (for a variety of reasons) and I was overlooked or over ruled. As I had suspected and voiced, the decisions turned out to be disasters, now by no means can I say that any one of these led to the closing of the business, but they still irk me beyond belief because I wasn’t able to change the outcome and to some extent, it makes me feel like a failure in those instances.
I know the responses will most likely say “Get over it, you got overruled, move on!” Look I get it, that’s the rational expectation, but entrepreneurs aren’t rational and I’ve been struggling with these thoughts for a few years now. So, I’m just seeing if anyone else went through similar experiences and figured out a good way to move on. I feel hampered by these thoughts and I feel like they are holding me back from a new venture.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Irrational Head Case