Celebrating National Entrepreneurs Day

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Celebrating National Entrepreneurs Day

Yes, there is stress, anxiety, pressure, hassles, hurdles, but there is also joy, purpose, fulfillment, and lots of love doing what I do, but the best of all at this point in my life and career is mentorship.

I wasn’t only an entrepreneur, I was also a single mother of two. I never thought that was extra difficult or hard, just recently when I heard a single mother entrepreneur talking about the stress and struggle, I remember the hardship of all. When I was in it, I never thought about it, I just persevered. I didn’t have the time to slow down and think about it.

In honor of National Entrepreneurs day, I wanted to share more of my story with you. I come from a family of entrepreneurs. My dad and my grandfather were, and my brother and I are entrepreneurs. In our family, we learned the struggles and the successes of being an entrepreneur. Within every business, the ups and downs, recessions, and glorious times are always masked by hustling and staying busy without time for much else. Family time is limited for an entrepreneur because we are usually busy working to provide for the family. The family dynamic is different in an entrepreneur household. I remember when my son was little I used to joke about him not getting sick ever. All kids get sick the first couple of years at school, mine never got sick. I always joked about him knowing his mother was an entrepreneur and he couldn’t get sick. Looking back, I feel bad about that. My children learned how to cook dinners and do the laundry when they were very young. I wasn’t only an entrepreneur, I was also a single mother of two. I never thought that was extra difficult or hard, just recently when I heard a single mother entrepreneur talking about the stress and struggle, I remember the hardship of all. When I was in it, I never thought about it, I just persevered. I didn’t have the time to slow down and think about it.

When I first moved to the US, I worked in behavioral health practice. I wasn’t the owner, I was hired to be the business director. Even though I was running the business, I didn’t enjoy having to give explanations about my decisions. Being an entrepreneur is in my genetics, I don’t feel I have ever chosen to be one, I feel entrepreneurship chose me and I love every minute of it.

There is stress, anxiety, pressure, hassles, hurdles, but there is also joy, purpose, fulfillment, and lots of love doing what I do, but the best of all at this point in my life and career is mentorship. There is no higher honor to me than mentoring my students and clients. When someone trusts you to the point they want to learn what you know to do it themselves to continue the legacy I created… Well, that is the very best. Nothing is more powerful than having a group of my students sitting in a mentoring call every other week, with open minds and hearts ready to learn and share knowledge. Bright joyful faces eager for knowledge keep me on my toes to offer my very best every day.

If I knew 27 years ago I would get the honor and privilege to serve, nurture, teach, mentor and spread awareness about brain/behavioral health and that I would feel the pride that I feel today for all my students. I would absolutely go through the same hardships without thinking about it because this work changes lives.

My most profound gratitude to all my students. You are my pride and joy, I honor your commitment and passion.

Forever yours.

Gemi

 

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The Fabulous Brain

by Gemi Bertran

This book features real cases from Gemi’s work as a Brain and Behavior Coach. These personal stories show the trans-formative power of choice and determination.