I was reminded this week the importance of takng risk to fulfill your dreams. It really is all about risk...but risk that is based on proper planning and information...not emotion.
How this reminder came about was that I had to make the decision whether to invest more into an opportunity or to back off and retreat because things weren't just going according to plan....well that;s not true. Things were going according to plan..just not fast enough for me...and this is where I almost made the fatal decision to retreat. It is a fundamental problem i have..patience. I am working on it but sometimes it causes me to switch gears before I really need to. All this does is stop momentum....and sometimes that is good momentum.
You see, there is an old saying that most entrepreneurs give up just before great things are going to happen. If you have a great plan and you have bought into it you need to be patient to allow the fruits of your labor and time to come together.
So fortunately I heard the little voice in my head that said.."Hey Stupid..here you go again" Business isn;t black and white it's gray. So what if the plan is not moving as fast forward as I want...it is going in the right direction. All I need to do is to keep the momentum going and the speed will look after itself.
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- Rivers Corbett, MBA is an award winning entrepreneur, speaker, and author of "13 Fears of Entrepreneurs" He has received numerous business honors including Entrepreneur of the Year, Canada's Hottest Start-ups List and Canada's Fastest Growing Companies list through Profit magazine and most recently recognized as one of Canada's 10 Mentor RockStars.. Rivers is presently a member of Startup Canada's National Advisory Council, founding entrepreneur of StartUP Fredericton & the "Entrepreneur in Residence" at the University of New Brunswick. His real joy and expertise is being a StartUP Advisor and "zagging while everyone else zigs"...like his two newest businesses ventures the Relish Gourmet Burgers restaurant chain and TheRockStar StartUP for StartUP entrepreneurs. Oh... he is also the leader of a team of over 25 chefs through his other company The Chef Group. Not bad for a guy who hates to cook. Always looking for a new idea to help businesses' succeed...this is his newest marketing discovery for StartUPs The Lyoness Advantage. "Rivers is a 21st century entrepreneur, he's the one to watch" - Jim Gilbert: Canada's Huggable Car Dealer!