Sometimes, the methods used to survive difficult situations hinder the ability to elevate and move forward on a new path.
A heart of stone may have gotten you through a loveless childhood with your sanity intact, but that lack of vulnerability is keeping you from finding and keeping true love. Your unshakable independence allowed you to put yourself through college and build your business from scratch but is now preventing you from reaching out to the right contacts to growing your business.
Just as we outgrow fashions and relationships, we always outgrow survival and defense mechanisms. And sometimes we get so caught up in simply surviving that opportunities to thrive are missed.
Heal and shift.