I’ve joked about entrepreneurialism being a disease, a curse, and possibly even an addiction. It’s no joke. It is involuntary, and wreaks havoc on your body and mind. At times, being an entrepreneur makes it difficult to be in the moment, or maintain a healthy work-life balance. It requires that you take risks, which often times include those closest to you taking the same risks, whether they agreed to or not. Entrepreneurs are innovators, problem solvers, have a high need for achievement, but most of all…are change junkies. I absolutely love challenging the status quo, and exposing complacency. I love to disrupt rhythms to find a rhyme or riddle for that matter. Change is the catalyst to solving any problem, no matter the size, scope, or genre. But change has a price, and it’s too high for most to consider. For me, fear remains a constant reminder of my past and potential failures, but my disease is what drives me to change, grow, and repeat. Life is collection of experiences, not things. Without change, your collection will remain small.
Recently, I’ve been quite discouraged. My income is hemorrhaging, I’m lacking in creativity, I’ve got writers block (fun to say that,) and many of my most recent deals have gone South. But…I feel alive, and as crazy as it sounds, it’s times like these that require a tremendous amount of focus, determination, and work. And I don’t mean mental masturbation…I mean get on the phone, get in front of the right people, ask for the order kind of work. With cash reserves diminishing, that time is here for me and my house.
As I prepare to change my situation, I challenge you to do the same. Let’s be change junkies together! I promise, we’ll live to tell about it.