Get In There

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop talking and go in  – Napoleon Bonaparte

How do you strike the successful balance between looking before you leap and “analysis paralysis”? How do you know you’ve looked and analyzed enough? Short answer – you will never know – but use Colin Powell’s rule – “When you have enough information that you will probably make a good decision – decide” – not all the information, not certain about the quality of the decision, not a perfect decision. As Sir Richard Branson said recently – the business owners who take risks regularly are the ones most likely to “get lucky”…

Listen To Lady Bird Johnson

Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid – Lady Bird Johnson

Fear (like nervousness, or timidity, or any one of a dozen other mental barriers) is usually a result of focusing on ourselves. If we are instead focused on others – wrapped up in serving them – fear will shrink back from the barrier to success it is in too many lives into the warning of real dangers that it is supposed to be…

Till next time – Stay Focused…   …Live Your Dream

Don’t Let Them Talk You Out Of Your Dreams

Don’t blame your family, friends, peers, or others who try to talk you out of your dreams in order to “get a real job” or “make sure you have a (real job as a) fallback position”. They honestly think that sort of negativity is helping you. Starting your own business is not average – not normal – even in the United States. If you are realistic about what it requires, continually seek out the best advice and sources of help and education to improve yourself and your business, and never, ever, give up. It will not be a question of if you win – only a question of when…