Several times each week I interact with people who enrolled in the Break Free University because they are working to make the mental and emotional transition from being an employee to being a successfully self employed entrepreneur.
Most of them tell me they were highly successful in the corporate world and yet struggle to accomplish their own personal dreams, desires and goals.
Most of the people I encountered in my own 20+ years in the corporate environment were extremely bright and creative, so it is no surprise to me that they would have a craving to run their own business so they can do things “their own way“.
Unfortunately, the workplace is NOT a place for learning how to be the master and commander of your own life, so if you are working to transition yourself from “employee” to “entrepreneur” you must reprogram yourself with a more empowered mindset and more empowering decision-making strategies.
You Must Learn to Embrace Failure as Your Most Valuable Learning Tool.
As “employees” we are highly discouraged from making mistakes and from failing, so we didn’t learn how to process failure in a truly healthy and positive way.
As “employees” we are taught to collaborate on just about every little thing before making a decision, so as entrepreneurs decision-making without collaboration can be a large source of anxiety and self doubt, as well as a major cause for procrastination.
One of the most valuable pieces of advice given to me by my coach was to “fail as fast as possible” — and to do that — you must make and ACT on lots and lots of BAD decisions in order to more quickly figure out the GOOD decisions.
As an entrepreneur it is vital for you to reprogram yourself with internal decision-making strategies that will empower you to move forward with a decision, as opposed to waiting for more research data or collaboration opportunities.
It seems that no matter how smart, educated, experienced or prepared a person is — being a successful entrepreneur takes enormous persistence and tenacity and above all… you MUST be willing to EMBRACE FAILURE AND USE IT AS ONE OF YOUR MOST VALUABLE LEARNING TOOLS.
As always, you can get step-by-step guidance through the Break Free University curriculum.
Here’s to your great Success!
Remember… Persist Until You Succeed!
The more success you create for yourself, the more good things you can do to help other people!
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