Accomplishing all you’ve ever dreamed of begins in a place many never think to look: within
Too often we set ourselves a challenging goal, leap into the fray with the best of intentions, drive, drive, drive to get it accomplished… and burn out without actually meeting that lofty goal that spurred us on in the first place.
If this doesn’t sound familiar, you are a rare person indeed. Most people want to live successful lives, and in general our society rewards ambition and purpose. However, if you begin your journey toward success with outward focus, you may find the above scenario occurs over and over again: set goal, pursue, fail, repeat.
Success Starts With Self-Mastery
Too often books or blog posts that offer entrepreneurial advice separate you into two people: the worker and business owner, and the thinking, feeling individual. But you and I know you are both, and separating the two is both inaccurate and unhelpful.
I believe in pursuing a model for growth and fulfillment of your life in business. Every successful entrepreneurial endeavor stems from the abilities of the entrepreneur, after all. Growing and honing them is necessary if you want to be able to see your goals through and avoid the boom-and-bust cycle of goal setting and failure.
Keeping Pace Is Crucial
Many people have the tools and abilities necessary to run a small business. The goal of any business, however, is to grow and flourish, and if yours becomes successful your first instinct is no doubt to celebrate. Unfortunately, businesses can and do outgrow their founders.
That’s why it is so important to ensure you have the wherewithal to keep pace with a growing business in a challenging world. If you don’t, you might find yourself unable to helm the ship you created.
By growing yourself as the entrepreneur before you dive headfirst into the task of growing your business, you can avoid this unsavory situation. Building the character and the skill set necessary to run a successful business is like any other worthwhile professional move: hard work, but well worth the effort in the end. You’ll not only reap the rewards of a thriving company, you’ll gain an immense amount of personal satisfaction as well.
Down to Brass Tacks
It’s all well and good to claim that “building yourself” takes precedence over building your business, but without the necessary tools to do so, most entrepreneurs are just as lost as ever.
I want to give you those tools. My new book The Three Challenges: Your Model for Personal Growth as an Entrepreneur shares the guidelines for unlocking your personal potential and applying it to your business, offered through the lens of my own experience throughout a quarter-century of work in the entrepreneurial fold.
By reaching your full potential as an entrepreneur, you will build a repertoire of skills that will empower you to meet the challenges of a demanding business world, so both you and your company can become more successful than you ever imagined.