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Thrive Global | How CEO Katica Roy Avoids Burnout By Protecting Her Family Time

Jan 27, 2020

TG: Share a quote that you love and that gives you strength or peace.

KR: Brene Brown said: “You can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot have both.” When I founded Pipeline, I chose courage. I’m a breadwinner mom with a husband and two kids who rely on me for their economic well-being. This quote reminds me that my brave choice was the right choice. Being brave also set an example for my children by showing them what’s possible when we choose courage over comfort. Finally, this quote is a good reminder for working mothers that “having it all” is a sexist myth placed largely on the backs of women. We need to redefine what it means to be a good Mom.

Soon I will be embarking on a new journey (stay tuned, I’ll share more soon!) that requires me to be even braver still. Again, Brown’s quote is a reminder that the brave choice is the right choice.

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