It shouldn’t matter what your race or sexual preferences are, but as a country we are FAR from the kind of tolerance we profess in business and in life.

Siri Lindley has had to overcome significant obstacles as she trained to become a World Champion Triathlete and then again when she launched her business. Here’s her advice on over coming any obstacle that stand in the way of your success and ultimate happiness.

In this interview, Siri Lindley shares her personal experiences “fitting in” when she was offered an incredible sponsorship to support her Triathlon training as long as she portrayed the heterosexual image her sponsor was going for.

If you let obstacles like these get to you, you can start believing the lies — that you are unworthy, not good enough and don’t deserve the success you’ve already achieved.