I think being an entrepreneur was hard coded into my DNA at an early age.
When I was in High school I dreamed about playing in bands. I used to draw band logos in class and pictures of dudes jamming on stage.
After staying back in tenth grade because of lack of attendance in my second year repeating the tenth I quit school and hitchhiked to Florida to live my dream of playing music full time.
It was a gutsy decision that was filled with the unknown but I made the choice and I jumped.
I never realized it was the first step in exercising the entrepreneur muscle. It was a leap of faith. My passion and desire outweighed the fear of the unknown.
EVERY entrepreneur faces this. The moment when you make a decision that catapults you into new territory. A decision that makes you uncomfortable. They say that bold moves are rewarded and I never met an entrepreneur that achieved massive success by being meek.
To be clear, i’m not talking about being reckless, I‘m talking about calculating the risks and then jumping in the face of fear and in the face of the unknown.
I was a dropout with a dream. I took a shot. My passion and my talent took me all over. It wasn’t easy but it was worth it.
I was blessed to play in front of 12 thousand people and I also played dive clubs for no money but took the leap and I never looked back!
When I met some people that made a full time income working from home I made the leap again. It was scary at the time because I had a mortgage and a daughter in private school but I felt the reward outweighed the risk.
In my time as a consultant to the industry I have seen it all. I have had unscrupulous people lie to my face and go out of their way to screw me and I have met awesome people that I have been in relationship with for years.
Looking back I can say that even though the road is rocky and fraught with unknowns, hindsight proves again that the rewards have far outweighed the struggles and the challenges.
The longer I have been doing this, the more immune I have become to fear. I have learned to strive forward and follow through even when the going is really rough. It is a reflex now. Some days I’m flying forward and other days I feel like i’m crawling in the mud but one thing is certain…
“I WILL follow through”.
Those of you that are dreaming of a better quality of life but afraid to take the steps I can assure you of one thing. It is better to try and fail than to never try.
If you want to live an epic life then you have GOT to think Big and make epic moves! You must JUMP! Again, I’m not saying be reckless but I AM saying calculate the risks and bet on YOU!
You will find it forces you to become the person that you must be to live the life that you dream of.
You will find excitement in the transformation!
You will inspire others to dare to live their own dreams!
You will splash down in the pool of infinite possibility!
You can do and be anything you want in this life regardless of how old you are.
There is joy in becoming but make no mistake…
you must JUMP!