Dare to do it! Whatever “it” is – go for it right now! Take the first step at least.
Your Invitation Awaits
There is a beautiful poem or essay, whatever you want to call it, entitled “The Invitation.” It is one of my favourites and one that has sunk in my mind and from which for years now my life is lived.
Fear has a way, a strong way, of blocking our wanting to dare. Our invitations sit on the mantle gathering dust. We tune out.
Every day God invites us on the same kind of adventure. It’s not a trip where He sends us a rigid itinerary, He simply invites us. God asks what it is He’s made us to love, what it is that captures our attention, what feeds that deep indescribable need of our souls to experience the richness of the world He made. And then, leaning over us, He whispers, “Let’s go do that together.” ―
Dare To Accept
Failure is a great motivator to do nothing! Boy, do I know this. Due to fear of failure, we get stopped in our track along the way to the kind of adventure each of us is called to.
- You want to start a business but you see how many small businesses have failed. So you do not even bother to write the idea down.
- The relationship is not working the way that makes your heart sing. Nevertheless, a decade later and you are still playing the one key as you dare not change the instrument.
- Seems you have this natural talent to paint, draw, make crafts or write. Yet, you dare not show anyone as you fear they might think it silly, stupid or worse yet amateur.
Dare To Start A Business
As usual, went in search of articles and information that would support your dream of starting and running a business. That search led to an article – “How To Conquer Your Fear Of Starting A Business.”
Following are the highlights from that article that felt in keeping with what we have been sharing with you each week. The author, Jason Rusenko, offered these tips to help get over the fear and start your business.
- Set attainable goals – Start by identifying what your overall company mission is, and build smaller, achievable tasks that serve as stepping stones to reaching that mission.
- Focus on your passionate community – A key element here is identifying and building your community. Your community should be made up of a few groups — investors, partners and passionate customers — as each will aide in your financial success.
- There is no perfect work-life balance – You’re getting ready to pour a majority of your time and energy into starting a business because if you don’t it will be difficult to succeed. So, what will happen to your personal life and relationships?
These are just the main points. Read the full article on and take notes.
Dare You Not To Fail
Another article that caught my attention is this one – “I Dare You And Your Business Not To Fail.”
Best Consult, the website on which this article was printed, points out three things that lead to business failures that you can avoid. They are:
- You are the wrong fit for the business that you decided to start. We discussed this in just about every post that we have on starting a business since August. Your skillset and your passion must match your business.
- Lack of a solid business plan. A business plan is a “living document” where the owner can test and validate assumptions he or she is making.
- Failure to manage your cash flow. According to the article, cash flow management is a little more than the balance in your chequebook or money in the cigar box. However, there are a number of software programs available that can make the job much easier.
Please, read the full article and take copious notes.
There Is No Better Time!
We will not belabour the point. Just do your research and start your startup! It might be from your bedroom, using your laptop, making calls on your only cell phone. Do it!
Peace and Love,