At my first corporate job, I was miserably sitting at my desk, as my first website milaonsupplements.com (rebranded to brainsandgainz.com) got banned from the hosting company (back then, it was Weebly).
Yes, Weebly banned my account, and I had no access to the backend of my website, contacts, content, etc.
Back then, I was in a team with a brilliant marketing start-up guy with a successful exit.
He saw my moody look, and he politely asked if there was something wrong.
I shared with him that my website got banned from the hosting platform.
I have basically lost all of my work for the past two years.
I clearly remember how he looked at me, and with a very smooth, encouraging voice, he told me:
"Mila…Mila…if you haven't been banned from everywhere; it means that you haven't tried hard enough for your dream."
Those words stung me like a mother bee.
Later in the afternoon, that same day, I read Weebly's TAC policy, found their weak spot, and told them that I hadn't violated anything according to their TAC policy.
I pointed out all the reasons I think they are wrong, and in 2 hours, they agreed to give me back access to my websites.
The moral of the story: don't be afraid to f*cked things up; just make sure that you find a way to fix things and move on quickly.
I learned that life doesn't tolerate two things: half-hearted things and self-pitying people.
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