This morning, as the day began and the duties began to pile up, I came across a quote from Tommy Hilfiger: “the road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American Dream.” No matter what you have going on in your day, no matter what may be happening your life, you, as a small business owner, continue to navigate, persevere, and endure. No, it may not be easy, but it is worth it – if your heart and passion are truly in your business, you are in the right place, and yes, it is worth it. The road may be long, the road may be difficult, but it is worth every bit of the journey. Not only are you living the American Dream but as a small business owner, you personify the American Dream – you are the American Dream.

Only one who is truly dedicated can navigate this road to what we know as the American Dream, but, as a small business owner, you are both strong and dedicated. Push onward, live your American Dream, and continue to be that example of strength and perseverance.

John M Beaman
President of The McGraw Council Membership, Inc.