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The Power of Resilience is in the Speed of your Recovery . . . 

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By Donna M. Duffy

 No doubt, in the everydayness of building your business, you will encounter challenges and setbacks. Some will be more severe than others, making you question why you’re doing all of this in the first place.

Don’t despair! The power of resilience is in the speed of your recovery. You can get back up when you’ve been knocked down or seemingly knocked out.

My own journey of burned and learned, bumped and bruised moments makes me dig in to my purpose and passion all the more. I tap into the source of my faith and lean into my circle of friends and am reminded that I belong to a caring community of like-minded people who are intent on bringing greatness to their corner of the world.

So, when struggles step up to your door and the spinner stops at you, take heart. Find the lesson and the gift. Survey the situation and take stock, gleaning every bit of wisdom and insight. Set your sights on your why and take action! You are being strengthened and refined in the process and your willingness to move forward, despite the hardship or difficulty, gives hope and courage to those around you who are watching you.

GET BACK UP and be encouraged to stay resilient and tenacious:

Gain Perspective

Embrace the process

Tell Yourself the Truth

Be Courageous

Assess and anticipate your possibilities
Call in the troops

Kick the past to the curb

Understand that things ebb and flow so be like water

Pray and prepare to write a new chapter-great things lie ahead

Your business growth will require more of you at times then you ever dared to imagine.  It will take you to the edge of yourself where you feel there will be nothing left of you to give. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

The trials and triumphs, the transitions and tailspins, are all part of it! Be ok with that and go forward with grace and grit, faith and fortitude and tenacity and resilience.  You have something spectacular to offer from the treasure of your gifts and talents. Don’t shrink back, don’t give up. Get back up and keep moving in the direction of your dreams!

This is an excerpt from Donna’s new book, Soul Congruence, due to be published later this year.

We created a little something to keep you inspired!

It’s called the Digital Demitasse video series and its coming this fall so stay tuned. It’s your weekly shot of inspiration and wisdom to help you grow your business. You can check it out at:




“As a passionate holistic Massage Therapist I needed help to put all my social media platforms into place, a couple of years ago. Donna and her team took care of my needs in a very professional way. They listened with empathy, never leaving my business goal out of sight. Donna adapts very quickly to the individual needs for each of her clients and brings them to the next level of their success. I know that out of my own experience, but have had the pleasure of seeing the same success happening for other people, thanks to Donna’s passionate and efficient support.

That still in my mind, I just reached out to the team again. Recently I have had so many changes in my business that I was not sure what direction to put the emphasis on. Donna coached me within a brief meeting toward the right direction! Donna lifted the fog! Thank you so much! Thanks to your help, I am ready for my next professional step up. Donna Duffy and the 3E Marketing Team – you rock!” – Susanna Krueger, Path to Wellness – Massage & Body Work


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Donna Duffy is a dynamic entrepreneur, visionary, CEO/Founder of 3E Marketing Solutions and voted the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce 2015 Business Woman of the Year. Her talent for creative inspiration empowers, motivates and educates others. Donna’s mission is to educate, equip and engage small business owners and organizations with affordable marketing strategies and solutions through workshops, coaching/consulting, implementation and events. She embraces grassroots methodology, getting down in the trenches to meet business owners where they are and gains her greatest pleasure from the development of others.

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