You only get one life to live. You can spend your life complaining about the things you didn’t do. You can spend it blaming other people for holding you back. You can spend it in a state of depression, because you’re obsessing over your regrets. OR you can start where you are and make the best of the rest of your life.
I wanted to be the smartest in class, the prettiest girl in the room, the best dressed, etc. Whenever I noticed that someone else was further along than myself, I would clinch my fists and wonder why my life wasn’t different. I spent years downplaying other people’s accomplishments, because I wasn’t happy with my own.
Then, I realized I needed to make something great happen, rather than to expect something great to happen to me. That’s when I started working diligently toward my goals.
It is never too late to make a change. Only you can live your life. No one else can live it for you. Don’t allow any more time to pass without you living on purpose. It doesn’t matter how long it takes, as long as you’re in motion.
So many of my clients come to me for entrepreneurship coaching, and while I have many tools, skills, and abilities to use to help with, there is one thing that I can’t do. I cannot do the work for them! I love coaching, but I am also running my own business. I have to do my own work.
To be very specific, most people feel that they need all of the “right” answers before they get started, but that is the very thing that will keep them standing still forever. There is no completely perfect combination of actions that can be taken that will automatically ensure success. The truth is, success comes from a person making a series of relentless decisions to achieve their goal.
Most people who seek out the services of a coach are already on the right track. They are using someone else’s experience, expertise, knowledge, and skills in order to better position themselves in their businesses. Kudos! Once you have some insight and direction, it’s time to get moving. In fact, the thing that I say the most to my new clients, is to just start. Do the work, and you will start to get a better idea of what could be altered.
Do the Work!
Don’t put too much energy into going through every little scenario in your head before you get started. Whatever the entrepreneurial endeavor is, it belongs to you. You can mold it whichever way you choose, and if you decide later that you want something different, you can change it. Nothing is set in stone. As you grow and change, your brand can evolve with you. Just get started!
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