How to feed Success
Support The Counter-Narrative
One thing I can say about entrepreneurship is that no experience does more to bring up your internal conflicts than this, whether its fear, doubt, procrastination, or any other self-sabotaging behavior. There is something about being an entrepreneur that can bring all of your inner battles to the surface for you to review closely. I don’t doubt that other people (non entrepreneurs or executive directors) don’t have some of the same issues in fact I’m sure they do. When you don’t have an org chart, a desk, or some other institutional construct to hide behind you have to face your demons frequently. You don’t have the luxury of putting it off or not dealing with it. So as you look to your left and your look to your right and it may seem that other new and emerging enterprises have it easier than you or that things just come so naturally and they have no issues. Think again. It is our job to make it look seamless on the exterior.
I’m sharing this so that you know that its normal, so that you understand a challenge internal or external is not a reason to give up. To choose leadership of any kind is to choose to be an uncommon person. That comes with uncommon challenges and uncommon rewards. When you seek opportunity of security you will be met with more failure than the average. If you are hungry for success I suggest you eat failure for breakfast every morning with a glass of orange juice and keep it moving.