Ain't that the truth? At least for me.
For decades the one thing that I wasn't, held me back. My boss, co-workers, friends and family didn't seem to mind that I didn't have the one thing that held me back.
And that one thing? A college degree.
I had never needed one. I did well at all my jobs. I was often the "go-to" person for leadership, new skills training, etc. But something was missing that kept me from applying for positions inside and outside of my company. I tended to stay put for fear of having to compete and thinking that I didn't have all right pieces to even do that. So for years, no, decades, I felt less than. Unworthy. Not smart enough.
The birth of my son, Alejandro, changed my perspective on education. Or rather, on opportunities. Wanting to give my son every opportunity meant that I needed to give myself the same. In 2010, I started going to school full-time. I took a semester off after I finished my undergraduate degree, started on a Masters and now, I'm starting a second Master's degree. (Yes, there's probably a Doctorate Degree in my future. Overkill, I know.)
So, now that that one thing holding me back isn't a thing anymore, I'll take a look around for other things (and even people) that are holding me back.
This should be an interesting year. And you'll hear all about it if you stick around. I would love to hear what holds you back. And hope to be able to help in whatever way I can. So, tell me, what holds you back?