Wednesday with Wally – Let Your Disappointment Fuel You

Often times when something I think feels right, I begin to imagine every piece of my life fitting into that decision. That means from my family and friends, to my day to day experiences, to my future dreams and aspirations.

This happened to me a year ago. However the outcome was that something I believed was “SO MEANT TO BE MY PATH” almost ended up breaking me.

It was a job position that I believed was to lead innovation in my town. I had filled an entire journal of possibilities, plans and dreams of how this was going to be the change making position that was going to fuel me.

With a journal filled with a 5 year plan and a gusto that I felt like no one else had…I was willing to put aside my growing business, work a 9-5 job and make a lot less because passion was going to fuel me. So when I didn’t end up even getting short listed for the position, needless to say, I wasn’t too happy.

Luckily for me, Wally was already in my life.

I received a phone call first asking if I was okay as he didn’t live in my city. From there, he said to me, “If this is something you are as passionate as you say you are about it, then let your disappointment fuel you. Show them that you are meant to lead it with or without the title!”

Although this didn’t initially inspire me, over the next few weeks and months, my anger turned into fuel. This incident became the cornerstone that I began to build the movement around rallying the startup community.

It started with baby steps. First, I visited Kelowna and saw what a startup community even meant, to now, a whole year later, leading the startup movement in Prince George.

I realize now that the position I thought I always wanted, was never meant to be mine. Rallying a startup community requires an entrepreneur on the ground. My work has just begun, but the fuel that ignited the movement would not have been so powerful had my disappointment not been so great.

But only time could have shown me that lesson.

Time is my friend…That’s another Wally Lesson, but that’s in the next article!

To view the Startup Community in Prince George visit

And since the Universe never ceases to amazing me in the orchestration of my dreams, you might as well also check out Pivot Magazine. Pivot is a Canadian National magazine for entrepreneurs. As the lead for Startup PG, my company LiveWorkPG was given the opportunity to come in on the ground level and be a part of creating the business model as well as to be the editor.

Who would have ‘thunk’ it?

Let your disappointment fuel your passion and the “Universe will always dream a bigger dream for you than you can dream for yourself.”