Sometimes we have everything ready to start a business and just need a motivational kick in the pants.
John Jantsch from Duct Tape Marketing put together a short audio to serve this purpose.
I really agree that entrepreneurship is a revolutionary act.
Listen and enjoy!
John has a lot figured out — starting with 118,000 subscribers to his blog feed. My goal for 2008 is to turn my jealousy into action and pump up my own numbers!
You already have one evangelist form Israel. Keep up the good work.
Pam thanks for passing this on. Revolution is such a fine metaphor for self-employment. I’ve always said that employment is akin to slavery and many who are being told what to do all day long by petty micro-managers agree.
James I certainly feel your frustration man! Finding the exact “what” is the very thing that stops so many. Pam has shared some very unique ways to find your what in previous posts. But here are a couple of other tips that might help.
1). Go to the “how you want to feel” before the “what should you do”. Since our feelings very much determine our futures a grand place to start is to determine how you’ll feel basking in the total freedom of self-employment. Really imagine the moment-to-moment liberty and what that means to you. Once you’re really cooking with glorious feelings you might ask. Of all the things I’ve said I wanted to do over the years which one feels the most delightful to me when imagining it?
2). Just take your best guess and get started even if it’s part time. Sometimes you just can’t see what door will open to your bliss until you start walking down the corridor. But when you do take action, your whole perspective changes and you can see openings that you are right now blind to.
3). Know this. You have a unique gift to give. There is something that you can do better than any other. But you may need to trick your conscious mind into silence to see your own uniqueness. Your fear resides in your conscious mind and it needs to be temporarily taken out of the picture for your core desires to surface.
Bottom line is this. You’ve got to put more attentive focus on the possibilities than on your sticking point. Go for it!
Am I alone in pounding my fist in frustration when someone challenges me to start a business, and I can only think, “Ok! But doing _what_?”
Thanks for sharing this motivational recording – we all deserve to do work that we love – and live our purpose – even if it is scary – maybe even because it is scary!