When Canadian entrepreneur Arlene Dickinson found herself as a single parent with five young children, she went back home with her kids to live with her dad, depressed and with a sense of helplessness.
Miserable, depressed and feeling helpless, Dickinson said she sat on the couch and cried almost every day. One day, her dad asked her what she was doing. “Can’t you see I am having a pity party?” she sobbed. “Well who do you think is going to solve the problems you have gotten into?” he asked. “Maybe you dad,” she sobbed. Firmly but gently he responded, “No not me. You have to solve them. You got yourself here, now it is up to you to figure out a way to get yourself out of here. Nobody can think for you or act for you.”Continue Reading