The game of being an entrepreneur often finds us stuck between a rock and a hard place – one foot boldly through the door and the other still inside.
We invite you to stop living this way.
It’s our stand that all entrepreneurs are seen, heard and make a difference. (check out our blog post: What the Hell is a Stand and Why Should You Care? Head over there for an explanation). In order for you to make that difference, you need to be moving forward, every day.
We know that the first step for any entrepreneur is to draw a line in the sand, step over it, and don’t look back.
Back when John F Kennedy was young, he was challenged to climb over a wall. It was a big wall, and no one thought he could do it, not even him.
But he was determined.
The young JFK happened to be wearing his favorite hat that day, a hat that meant everything to him (we all had that shirt, shoes, or other thing we could never part with as a kid, right?).
So he threw that hat over the wall.
He knew he would do anything to get that hat back. That even though he couldn’t see a way to get over the wall now, if threw his hat, he would do anything to get it back. He would do the impossible.
That was his line in the sand. He didn’t look back, he just did what it took.
And he got that hat back.
That’s how you need to be with your business. Being an entrepreneur isn’t something you do casually. It isn’t part-time.
Being an entrepreneur is a lifestyle.
It’s a commitment.
It’s “playing full out” and giving 100%.” It’s drawing a line in the sand and never looking back.
It’s doing whatever it takes, regardless of how uncomfortable it may be.
When you decide to cross that line and commit to your stand, you’re saying that no matter what, you will make this entrepreneur-thing work. You’ll work the hours, you’ll make the sales calls, you’ll go to events, you’ll dedicate your life.
Behind that line in the sand you drew is the old you, the you that kind-of wanted to be an entrepreneur. That sort-of wanted everything to work out.
And it will get uncomfortable. You need to get comfortable getting uncomfortable to make your business work. To have your movement start and grow. To build your tribe. To be successful.
If you don’t draw that line in the sand, you may never make it. You may compromise. You may even quit.
So throw your hat over the wall and do whatever it takes to make it work. Just like the young JFK you’ll get the reward that comes with doing what it takes and in the case of the entrepreneur, a successful business.
What’s your line in the sand? What’s that moment for you when you decided to throw your hat over the wall? Comment below and inspire others!
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