I believe you will love today’s video. In it, I hope to inspire you to deeply believe that you are an incredibly valuable gift to the world…
…and why if you begin to doubt yourself or your abilities, you should stay the course and never give up on playing a bigger game or creating an impact for yourself, your community, and the people who work with you.
What I’ve learned about being self-employed is that there are obstacles everywhere. You can’t avoid them.
There is never a point at which you reach this ‘Entrepreneurial Nirvana’ and everything always works out well.
There will always be places where you bump up against a wall or you have to find a different path. Watch my inspirational message for you today to stay the course so you can keep showing up to do the work you’re here to do:
When we’re in isolation, when we’re not surrounded with hundreds of other entrepreneurs, self-employed people, business owners who support us, and mentors who help us to stay the course…
…it’s easy to doubt ourselves.
This has happened to me too. And I want to share a quote with you that has really helped me stay the course and continue playing a bigger game, no matter what obstacle comes my way.
It’s a quote from the book named The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. (I go back to this book again and again and again, because it’s rich with tools to help you move past resistance.) Here is the quote I love so much:
“Are you a born writer? Were you put on earth to be a painter, a scientist, an apostle of peace? In the end, the question can only be answered by action. Do it or don’t do it.
It may help to think of it this way. If you were meant to cure cancer or write a symphony or crack cold fusion and you don’t do it, you not only hurt yourself, even destroy yourself, you hurt your children, you hurt me, you hurt the planet.
You shame the angels who watch over you and you spite the Almighty who created you and only you with your unique gifts for the sole purpose of nudging the human race one millimeter further along its path back to God.
Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”
God, I love that quote!!
It is a reminder to me (and I hope to you) that
It’s not always going to be peaches and cream, unicorns and rainbows in your business or your life, but you’ve got what it takes if you can just remind yourself that you were born for this. You were born to make a contribution.
Just remember this and stay the course, okay?