Chris-Tia Donaldson propelled her beauty business from the trunk of her car to the Inc. 5000, persevering through a breast cancer diagnosis to emerge as a powerful advocate for women. Chris-Tia’s tips for leveraging challenge to build and improve: Lean in to your team. Trust reinvigorates accountability. Prioritize self-care. Be creative. Think about how you can turn a setback into an opportunity (e.g. press, speaking engagements, etc.). People love a comeback. Be an advocate for those imperiled by the injustice you see. Build emotional stamina. Running a business is like being on a roller coaster. You have to buckle up and enjoy the ride. A self-confessed “workaholic,” Chris-Tia was unsure how her medical leave would impact her bottom line. She found the trust she placed in her team made TGIN a better company — with sales doubled.