Trish Morrissette: Inspiring Women to Chase Their Career Dreams
Trish Morrissette is a successful business owner who knows a thing or two about starting off with a little and turning it into a lot. Hope for Women is honored to feature Morrissette and share the achievements of The Boss Network member’s journey in climbing the business world ladder. What is your profession? I am the CEO at Professional Translations.
What accomplishments have you made during your time in this field? My translation company started in 2008 with three translators and three languages provided: Spanish, French and sign language. The very first year, we made $125 total for the entire year, placing my company way in the red when it came to finances. Within one year of that, instead of giving up, I grew my company from three languages to now more than 160. I took it from having three translators to now more than 1,000 translators worldwide. Not only that, but within one year's time, I took my company from making $125 to making well more than six figures! Yep, and I did it all within one year of almost losing everything! I understood that if I was going to be successful, I had to begin thinking outside of the box. I had to have an international mindset—a worldwide takeover! That's why my company is the successful international company that you see today.
What is one of the most important keys to your success? Being determined, steadfast and focused! Giving up is never an option for me!
What are some of the obstacles and challenges you have faced? What helped you to overcome them? I faced financial challenges and the fear of failure. Meditation was the key. I began to meditate daily on what I needed to do and how I needed to go about doing it. I began to take steps forward toward my vision. I realized that if I never took a step forward to a new beginning, then I would always be in the same place. If I never asked for things that I needed, the answer would always be, “No.” I began to take those steps, scared and all! The only thing that I knew was that giving up was not an option. When I started my company, I didn't have a lot of money. All I had was hope. I quickly learned throughout the process that I had to work with what I had until I could get what I wanted. Fear and lack of money were not going to limit my dreams. That was not an option for me. I became my biggest cheerleader. I cheered and talked myself through overcoming my fears and obstacles—and here I am today!
How would you encourage other women seeking to take the next step in their career endeavors? Don't give up! If I can take a very rare company like a translation company and turn it into an international success, then you can do it, too. The only limits in life are those that we put on ourselves. Don't allow fear to consume you. Don't allow lack of resources to steal your dreams. Work with what you have until you can get what you want. Remember this: A dream without pursuit will always be a fantasy. A passion without a hustle will always be a fascination. Don't allow yourself to live in a fantasy that never comes true. Hustle to make your passions and dreams become your reality. It might take time, but in the end, it will all be worth it!
About Trish M: Trish Morrissette is the president and CEO of Professional Translations Inc., a translation company that specializes in translations, transcriptions, interpreting, subtitling and voiceovers. She is also a highly sought-after motivational speaker and author of Faith in a Barren Land. Trish travels internationally, motivating women to be fabulous in every aspect of their lives. Her motto is: “We don't have next; we got NOW!” www.professionaltranslations-inc.com
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