“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” - WARREN BUFFETT
This. Just this.
Be big, bold, proud and get started even if you feel like you’re totally unprepared for the journey.
The great thing about being an entrepreneur is that you can learn as you go! It’s like you’re building the plane as you fly!
Terrifying, but necessary if you want to land safely.
If you’re afraid of the thing you want to do, chances are, you should do it.
Real, crippling, life-threatening fear which you would face if you were say, standing in front of a Death Adder Snake in the middle of the Australian outback. That fear is super legit and if you found yourself in that situation, you’d probably be questioning every decision you ever made…. Ever.
Totally fair and reasonable.
The second type of fear is the unreasonable fear which prevents you from taking chances and following your excitement.
This fear is the kind of fear you actually want to follow, because with this fear, the thing you’re afraid of is likely something that will truly do awesome things for you. Have you felt this fear?
It’s like stage fright or that nervous energy you might feel before you perform. If you’re developing an idea or creating something new and you feel this fear, chances are, you’re on the right track and you should keep going.
'IF IT'S NOT A HELL YES, IT'S A NO' - MARIE FORLEO
"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” - ALBERT SCHWEITZER
This one should be pretty self-explanatory, but let me break it down.
And, if it’s a no, you don’t need to do it (unless its like, taxes or something important that you do have to do. In which case, buckle up and get it done asap).
And remember, whenever you say yes to something, you’re saying no to absolutely EVERYTHING else you could be doing instead.
“How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable.” - SETH GODIN
Think of the ripple effect.
One drop in the water can start a reaction where the ripple becomes larger and larger as it moves from the starting point.
Be the person who does one small thing each day and you will set yourself on a steady path to success.
Because small, consistent action brings greater results than larger, sporadic “cram sessions”.
“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” - BILL GATES
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - THOMAS EDISON
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” - WINSTON CHURCHILL
There's not much that’s worse than feeling like you've poured your heart and soul into something, only to watch it crash down around you leaving you with only broken pieces of your once brilliant idea.
Hello, massive recital where my instrument fell apart mid-way through...
If you're worried that by failing you're not cut out for this entrepreneur thing - It’s not true!
How do students get better at their craft? They practice.
And at its core, what is practice?
it's failing over and over again at something until you no longer fail any more!
We all worry about this idea of failing, when really what we should be thinking about is learning.
No matter what your craft, or purpose or venture is, if you've never done something before, you're learning how to do it!
When you fail, try to keep moving forward. Learn from it and try again.
After you fail forward enough times, you will arrive at your destination.
Everyday, every single one of us has things happen to us that are out of our control.
These things range from unexpected emails, to being stuck in traffic, to planes being delayed all the way to family members and friends being hit by tragedy.
A lot of the time, there’s nothing we can do about these things, but we let them distract us from our goals and dreams.
If life is constantly happening to you and you find yourself constantly making excuses and putting your ideas on hold, perhaps it’s time to have a look at how you’re reacting to life.
EVERY successful business person will tell you that finding your niche and “niching down” is the key to success in biz.
There are 7.5 billion people on this earth, which sounds AMAZING if you think about what could happen if everyone on the earth gave you $1.
One of the biggest and most powerful secrets to business success is to find your specific niche and focus on delivering specific, helpful and amazing content, products and services to those people.
Would you hire a “music teacher” to help your 12th grade saxophonist prepare for college music auditions, or would you hire a “college preparation saxophone teacher” to do the job?
Find your niche and tailor your services to them.