Remember: Your Success Is Someone Else’s Miracle
Written by Violet Lim, CEO and co-founder of Lunch Actually Group and an EO Singapore member. A version of this post originally appeared on Violet’s LinkedIn blog.
Fear of success. Self sabotage. Imposter syndrome.
In the last 14 years of running my business, I have gone through cycles of all of the above. “Was it really me? Is it a fluke? Maybe it is a one off?” to “Maybe I cannot do it. What would people think about me?”
So, I am so happy to have met Jeff Hoffman and heard his personal story. Jeff Hoffman is a successful serial entrepreneur who has co-founded many billion-dollar businesses such as priceline.com and ubid.com
After a sale of one his companies, he went out for dinner with his friends. He wanted to celebrate with them and when the bill came, he decided to buy them dinner. He was shocked when they were actually upset at his gesture. They thought that he was trying to show off.