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Why Introspection Matters During The Pandemic Post-Covid-19, believing in yourself, your entrepreneurial vision, your drive and personal agility are no longer enough. You need more.

By Bill Jensen

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Thirty-five years ago, my parents joined me at my business launch party at my penthouse offices in Soho, New York. My own new firm — no more working for anyone else! Woohoo!

My father was a retired cop and had moved on to cleaning plane interiors for American Airlines. In the middle of the party, he asked: "Where's your security?" He didn't mean bouncers or guards. Nor was he asking about financial security from angel investors. (Although Mom was one, and never told him!) He meant: "How will you be able to afford a home, or retire? Where's your long-term security?"

"Here, Dad," I replied, pointing repeatedly to my chest. "Here."

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