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How to Make It in America

Last night, Big Chuck and I were watching our favourite new show, HBO's How to Make It in America, and at the end of the episode he said, "I really like this show, it's all about the small victories." He was right, How to Make It in America is exactly what it claims to be, a show about two young guys living in New York who set out to start a denim line, and essentially, try to make it in America. What's great about this show is how realistic it is. They're broke, they're hustling and they're trying to make it anyway they can. So, when every step forward is greeted with three steps back and opportunities come packaged with even bigger challenges, the honesty of their struggle really comes through, and their small victories are that much sweeter.

How to Make It in America

Why am I writing about a TV show for today's Small Business, Small Steps post, you ask? Because you know what else is all about the small victories? Our small businesses. I wanted to use today's post to remind us that the small victories are the best ones. You can't break too long to celebrate them because they are often just another part of a hectic day, but you should take a little time to give yourself a mini pat on the back, say a little "Hey, look what I did!", or get a high-five from your four-legged office mate. I really do believe that life is so much more about the journey than the destination. So enjoy your small victories along the way, you deserve them!

Any small victories you'd like to share, business or otherwise?

Have a great Wednesday!

ps. If you haven't seen How to Make It in America you can watch the first episode online here if you live in the US.

(photo credit: HBO)