I love the song by Miley Cyrus "The Climb." It should be the entrepreneur's anthem because it so reflects the journey we all take. The ups, the struggles, the excitement, the stumbles, the celebrations, the falls.
But what I like about the song the best is it recognizes that this is the right of passage for success.. It is going to happen..the ups and the downs..but it's how we approach it that will determine how high we go.
We can check out at the first sign of struggle or we can keep climbing because we know the view from the top of the mountain is so spectacular. And believe me it is...Oh...how spectacular it is. My father loves to say.."The view from the top of the mountain is much better than the view from the valley." But it can only come for those with the belief and trust that their journey is the one they want to be on...
I love this saying too because it represents the climb. "The man at the top of the mountain didn't fall there." You see we all have to do the climb. No one is exempt. It's the right of passage...for those that want it..
How high do you want to climb and how much are you willing to persevere to see the view from your climb?
- Rivers Corbett
- 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!