Entrepreneurs: The brick wall exists for a reason

Most entrepreneurs I know love what they do and relentlessly drive to make their vision a reality. I hear a common theme from them about how hard it is sometimes, and they ask, “why does it have to be SO hard?”

 

At least once a month I ask myself, why does it feel like there is a perpetual brick wall standing between me and my vision to sell my biz for tens of millions of dollars?

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What does success mean to you? Are you successful?

Yesterday I had one of those epiphany moments you hear about.

Someone shared my article on Facebook and described me in a way I hadn’t previously viewed myself. It was interesting because sometimes it’s hard to know how others perceive you. Then there’s that potential gap between others’ perception of you and self-perception.

In this case, there was definitely a perception gap, and I think it’s a good thing.

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Is It Risky Playing It Safe With Your Life?

During my incredible video interview with Digital Lifestyle Expert and TODAY Show correspondent, Mario Armstrong, we were talking about what inspired us to be an entrepreneur and I said, “I want to be a shining example to my 20 month old twins of what’s possible when you believe in yourself and follow your passion,” and not just play it safe.

Then I said, “It’s risky playing it safe,” which intrigued Mario.

 

A Life Of Regret

What inspired my risky-safe riff was an article I read a few months back by a palliative care nurse whose job was to take care of patients who were sent home and expected to only live another few months. The nurse said the most common regret from all her terminally ill patients was:

I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

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