“You don’t choose the life of being an entrepreneur, it chooses you,” is something I found myself saying to a young entrepreneur the other day.
In over a decade in business, I have seen very few true entrepreneurs; people who play big, who take real risk, who get way outside their comfort zone, who risk ridicule every day, who believe when others don’t, who evolve their industry.
It’s not that people can’t do those things, it’s that they won’t do those things.
Your comfort zone is an incredibly attractive place, and most people won’t actually leave it because they won’t leave what’s inside it behind.
If the life of being an entrepreneur is calling you, be prepared to leave a lot behind because the journey is tough.
We worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.
To love and be loved. Isn’t that all there really is?
Almost everyone I know who has achieved greatness in something, be that business, sports, the arts, they all began their journey to escape something.
There’s a lot of talk now about hiring people for attitude rather than skills.
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.