What ? What the hell do you mean I shouldn’t do it ? It was good for you, but not for me ? I wanted to punch the guy square in the chops.
I had sat down with a friend of mine that has had some success, and was talking through some things I wanted to pursue. Its not like he was on the cover or Forbes, but he has made a few million dollars, people know who he is, you know. And, since he is a “been there, done that” kinda guy I wanted to see what he did right, wrong and what to avoid. We are friends right ? I was surprised by his response, thus explaining my feelings of a shot to the jaw.
This got me to thinking, what the hell did I need his approval for ? Why was I putting so much value in what he thought ?
You see I think often times we give other people more credit than they deserve, and we don’t give ourselves credit enough. This has happened to me on more than one occasion, but it has happened to me for the last time. I, like you am an entrepreneur, a rainmaker, a dreamer, a believer in what can be. If there are passions you have, a business you want to start, a product you want to bring to market…DO IT ! Don’t wait. You don’t need anyones permission to be successful.