Ask any successful woman and she’ll tell you, on the road to financial freedom and confidence, you’re likely to hit a few bumps along the way. Setbacks come in many forms — the layoff that hits you when you least expect it, the business launch that flops, or the debt that feels completely overwhelming. While for some, these obstacles are perceived as failures, for many women, they can actually serve as the wake-up call that pushes her to reassess, take bigger risks, and achieve even greater success.
In partnership with Intuit, maker of TurboTax, QuickBooks, and Mint — the tools you need to power your personal definition of success — we spoke with four women about how they turned roadblocks into major motivation and even greater prosperity. For some, these hurdles led to a higher income; for others, it was a newfound ability to pay off her debt or support herself while pursuing her passion. But what all these women have in common is they let their so-called failure push them into a more confident, empowered relationship with their work and their finances.
Read on for all the inspiration you need to see your next setback as the setup to your greatest success yet.