So true story…

At my first ever business networking event – after introducing myself as Cat Townsend from Not Pretty (my then business name) – a sincere older lady patted me gently on the shoulder and with a compassionate look told me:

“You could be pretty… with the right clothes… and hairstyle.”

The person beside me near wet herself laughing, and I seemingly took it in my stride. But deep down it cemented the belief that I needed to be someone else if I was going to make it in business.

Boy, was that a damaging belief!

I spent the next three years feeling completely uncomfortable and out of sync with the business I was building and the clients I was working for…

Read the full article on Thrive Global.