HOW HAVE YOU OVERCOME BEING UNDERESTIMATED?

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After my second child was born, I decided to put my career on hold to become a full-time stay-at-home-mom. It was a decision that friends, family and colleagues thought my career would never recover from. But in that new role, I adapted and gained new skills. Fast-forward 16 years later, and I surprised everyone, including myself, when I rejoined the workforce and realized that my career hiatus had been a metamorphosis for me.

--Virginia Le

A year ago, I decided to become a full-time freelance writer and editor. I felt people underestimated my ability to do this, as I received countless skeptical questions: What do you do all day? Do you intend to do this forever? I used their skepticism to fuel my motivation to succeed. It worked. Not only am I thriving financially as a freelancer, but I'm also much happier now that I can be selective about my work and have the freedom that...

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