Expressing your desire for entrepreneurship 15 years ago would have created laughter and an assumption you’re crazy…
The tables have turned, and entrepreneurship has become one of the most respected and intelligent paths to take. It’s saved our economy and continues to move our culture forward.
Dream “jobs” are disappearing fast, while creating your ideal opportunity is the new normal. A lot of people are getting into entrepreneurship with a blurred perspective. They think all they need is passion and work ethic. Those people are in for a rough ride, unless they learn these simple yet powerful tactics.
I. A Powerful “Why”
Realize that no matter where you are right now, you can always take it up a notch.
Your possibilities are endless when you strengthen your why and come up with enough compelling reasons. The goal is to create a why so strong that it pulls you through any challenge, all doubters, and even your own limitations.
In my opinion, a big portion of our society doesn’t have enough strong reasons for building a world-class life. Settling for mediocrity is becoming the society norm. If you don’t like or enjoy what you do then re-evaluate why you’re doing it.
Immediately create an action plan around what you want to do, and who you should connect with that will help you get there. We’re in an economy that now welcomes the entrepreneur, and has made it easy to design your ideal future. It just takes compelling reasons, clear intentions, and the right guidance.
When you don’t have enough reasons for why you do what you do you’ll give up and settle, and that is the worst thing on earth.
II. The Un-Required Work
While at a very high level mastermind meeting in LA earlier this summer, I got a chance to connect with the LA Clippers assistant coach, Kevin Eastman. His wisdom was exceptional, and his many years of experience in the NBA gave me a sharpened perspective.
When asked what separated the good players from the superstars he shared “They do the work that’s un-required.”
These days people want praise and recognition for doing what’s required of them, and what everybody else does. Everybody wakes up early, everybody works extra hours, everybody has passion.
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