It’s been said that I’m a “challenge junkie”.
I’ve pulled Dukes of Hazzard-like stunts from moving cars. Biked through Ireland. Danced on stage at the Sydney Opera House. Done stand-up comedy. Jumped out of airplanes. Moved to NYC on a whim.
I’ve started multiple businesses. Founded a large-scale business expo in the Midwest. Walked away from a perfectly good business to start something else. Launched a series of one-day events in multiple cities.
And I jaywalk in New York City. (Ha! Who doesn’t?!)
But that’s not where I started. I started taking tiny little chances as a kid. Then bigger ones as a teenager. Then even bigger ones as a college grad. I worked up my “challenge muscles” and it became easier and easier to take on the bigger risks and challenges.
What saddens me is that I see many entrepreneurs not playing up to their brilliance. Hiding. Not going after the thing they REALLY (maybe secretly) want to do.
So you play smaller than you’re capable of. You get sidetracked doing stuff that doesn’t really matter and before you know it, it’s tomorrow. And that really cool thing you wanted to do is still just something you want to do, not something you’ve done. So you feel unfulfilled.
So what is it for you? What is that thing you’ve been wanting to do, but haven’t because you don’t know if you have the money. Or wonder if it’ll fail. Or think people will laugh at you. Or that you’ll be exposed.
Or maybe it’s something personal that you’re just waiting to do until _________ happens in your biz so you can actually go for it.
If any of this sounds familiar to you, I want to challenge you to a dare.
If there’s something in your personal or professional life that you’d like to accomplish but you don’t see how to make it work – or find you just haven’t gotten around to it because other things seem more pressing – I dare you go for it.
In fact, I’m so interested in you making “shift happen” for entrepreneurs that I’m going to walk you through 21 micromovements that get you clearer and closer to it becoming a reality.
It all begins January 21st and runs for 21 days straight. It’s fun. It’s free. And it’s fruitful.
You with us?
If so, click over to http://declareyourdare.com to put your name in the ring and join the party!
I double dog dare you to join us!
Everyone is talking about Hurricane Sandy and it got me to thinking…
There are some entrepreneurs who sell like a hurricane.
They are singularly focused on their own direction and goals. They have no regard or respect for who or what is in their path. As a result, they leave a wake of destruction and devastation behind.
But you don’t want to be a hurricane salesperson because that isn’t your deal-io. So you run for cover and avoid selling altogether. We both know that’s not going to help anyone.
So what if you sold like the sunshine? A nice breeze? A gentle rain?
The sunshine serving as inspiration. The breeze moving things along. The rain nurturing growth.
That seems like a much kinder way of doing business.
What way of selling works best for you and your potential clients?