Why you shouldn’t be in business

For every person out there who builds the dream business, ten more sit on their hands and whine. Trust me. I hear from them every day.

I don’t have time.

I don’t know what to do or say – and no one will listen to me anyway.

Social media is exhausting.

Good, then go take a nap and quit bitching about the business you want so badly but refuse to do anything about. The rest of us stay up late and get up early. We function on four hours of sleep (sometimes less) and all but kill ourselves to get shit done. Because. We. Must.

Because the burn – the desire to help people – is so great, we can’t sleep anyway.

I’m officially declaring war on bullshit excuses

I work with entrepreneurs who get up at 3 a.m. and create content until they have to get the kids off to school. Some stay up until dawn networking on social media. A few do both. Some use their lunch breaks. Some record ideas and concepts on their cell phones during the commute.

But I’ll be too tired to work.

But my kids need me.

But my relationship with my spouse will suffer.

Really? Your family won’t understand if you need an hour or two to yourself every day to do what you love and create a life far better for all of them? You can’t muscle through a workday on too little sleep? Or is the truth simply you’re afraid you’ll fail?

Business is hard. It’s not always lucrative. It’s isolating and often heartbreaking. So if you’re not getting it done, don’t beat yourself up.

Not everyone is meant to be in business

Not everyone has the fire, hears the thunder, feels the promise of the moonlight.

And that’s okay.

But the rest of us can’t help it.

Colonel Sanders founded KFC when he was 56 years old. His recipe was rejected more than 1,000 times before a restaurant picked it up. That is dedication.

Oprah was fired from her first on-air gig.

Steve Jobs was fired by his own company.

The world is full of stories just like this about people who persevered no matter what.

So decide. Are you finally ready to go all in on your business?

No one one will blame you if you’re not.

But if you are, take every excuse and flush it. Then get to work.

And then go here to see what I can do to help you get the results.

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