As a business owner who left corporate life to start my own business, I was inspired by Sophia’s message to never give up, never stop moving ahead a step at a time. One passage in Embracing Greatness that stood out to me from the book was when Sophia’s dad, after telling her she could not go to college because of money, arrived home one evening and told her it was okay. This was a major change in her life. She did not question why he changed his mind. She did not hesitate. She signed up for college and began the next phase of her life. Sometimes it is not for us to question why, but for us to take advantage of opportunities. I live that every day in the coffee shop – why are some days slow and challenging and some days busy with a steady stream of customers in and out all day? Take advantage of the busy days and open your mind on the slow days.