As a child, I watched and learnedfirst-hand how true this can be.
Faced with supporting our family after divorce, my resilient mother refused to be defined by her circumstances. Back then, women had very few options readily available to them, which is why this has become such a long standing lesson.
Mom, along with her sisters, purchased a restaurant and successfully supported their families. I watched her, wide-eyed over the years and I took it all in. Her why was never in question. She wanted the means to support her family. I loved that she had achieved genuine independence via small business ownership! Beneath it all, though, she always understood there was a need to know how the business 101 “stuff” was being address and “how” to stay on top of it!