As you can probably tell by my intro, reaching my full potential has always been a point of emphasis for me. From sports, to school and into my professional life, I’ve always strived to make the most with the tools that I’ve been given.
This interest has only magnified since I decided that I wasn’t cut out for working for someone else’s company. See, I’ve always admired people willing to take on the risk and responsibility associated with running their own business. It also seemed like the only way to have true ownership over your life.
Recently I was inspired by a couple of friends of mine. Both had been working steadily for big companies since graduating college. They were making decent money (albeit in different industries) and had a job that was relatively secure. Both were pretty happy, but ultimately not satisfied with that path. When you work for someone else, you have to answer to them. Your livelihood depends on it. That fact left them feeling like their current path wasn’t good enough.
So they quit.
One started day trading after taking a couple courses. And the other started his own painting business. I was impressed.
It inspired me to find my place. To build something myself. Maybe that’s part of the reason for this blog. So that I can work through ideas that I have and, in the end, find the path to owning my own business.
So, where to start? I spoke with both of my friends and they said that the biggest thing they had to overcome was the doubt in their own mind. Maybe it was fear, maybe it was a lack of faith in themselves. But they both said that before they decided to make the leap, they had to confront it.
Positive thinking is all the rage. There’s a lot of books and programs similar to “The Secret” and “Think and Grow Rich” that talk about the benefits of positive self talk. So that’s where I decided to start. After looking at a few, I’m working on one that I mentioned in the opening post. The link to it is here. Let me know what you think. Are there any others that anyone can recommend?
As always, feel free to contact me with any thoughts, comments or suggestions.
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