No one is going to believe in your dreams as much as you do. If you want to do big things, you have to start building your own network. Hanging around others who have dreams as big as yours keeps things exciting.
Whether it’s emailing an old friend, trying a new hobby, attending a conference in your field or reaching out to someone you admire, one of the coolest parts of about entrepreneurship is that you get to decide who to spend your time with. Find those that stretch your understanding of what’s possible. You know what they say, seeing is believing! I dare you to email someone you think would never respond. You’ll be surprised what you receive when you put yourself out there.
By connecting with others, you’ll start to gain an understanding of what you’re going to have to do and the new skillset you’re going to have to learn, in order to achieve your dreams. It’s going to feel impossible because that’s how it’s supposed to feel. There’s no one recipe for success, everyone’s journey will look different.
Fear will do everything in it’s power to keep you from change. This stage of biz requires an awful lot of courage to put yourself out into the world and admit that you have no use what you’re doing. And I hate to break it to you, but the fear never completely goes away, you just slowly learn how to live with it.
As you keep following your heart and tune out your brain, the days will start to add up. Every day, you get the opportunity to strengthen your natural flow of intuition. Learning to let go of perfectionism and stability is how all of the possibilites start to bloom.
When I started S&S, I didn’t know if I’d make it past year one but I’m grateful for a severance package that gave me the financial freedom to try. Once I got a little taste of all that lie ahead, I knew I could never go back to corporate America. So I did a scary thing and cashed in my retirement account so that I could actually start working on all of the ideas I picked up in year one. Year 2 of 7 coming soon.