The doors of my startup RIA have been open for a couple of months now, and it’s been an emotional roller coaster. Signing a client that you’ve been pursuing can provide a massive high, but when things hit a dry spell or don’t go your way, you can spiral into new lows.

I recently had one of those those low days -- the kind where you spend the day asking yourself: Can I really do this? Did I make a huge mistake? I started to doubt my ability to run a business, attract clients and, ultimately, provide for my family.

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