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Just Do The Damn Thing!

“Chop Wood, Carry Water” is an ancient Zen proverb. In other words…Do the damn thing! Just do the work in front of you always! Work is magic and the great equalizer…there is something beautiful about how simple brilliant work done over and over with concentration and faith can completely level the playing field. It’s not complicated…we decide what the goal is, define the strategy and simply put our head down and get to grinding! I love that those with less talent can simply decide to out work everyone who are both more gifted and talented, and that makes ALL the
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Stuck? Just Do This!

The next step is just that…the next step! I see it all the time…entrepreneurs who are flat out stuck, not moving, standing still. They don’t admit it right off the bat but I’ve grown used to seeing the signs and I can spot it during opening conversations with many business owners. The tragedy is that because everyone is so preoccupied with projecting success and total confidence you’re very reluctant to reveal that you’re stuck…you honestly don’t know what the next step is. There is no logic to what happens next it is all an evolutionary reaction…when there is doubt, there
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Thoughts Indeed Are Things!

It is so absolutely true! Here’s the thing though…amidst all of the easy platitudes, and courageous quotes (and they do have their place!), somtimes I really do think that there is a huge piece of this entrepreneurial lifestyle we leave out and it’s this…Yes it’s great to say “Have Courage!”…”Be Bold!”…”Don’t Take No for an Answer!”…but on those mornings when you just flat out aren’t feeling it and the idea of projecting that seems sooo far away, what do you do? Or let me ask you this…have you EVER in your life had that moment where you simultaneously were projecting
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Inspiration vs Action

There will be many many times you will not “FEEL” like doing what you need to do in order to win! You must learn to act regardless of our fleeting emotions. I see business owners everyday who have clearly gotten up that morning feeling the burden of deals gone wrong, the shame of mistakes made, & goals missed….they have decided “I just don’t feel like it today.” Feelings should be barometers, or the nerve center for our decisions not the govenor. They might alert us to issues we need to deal with but they should not be the determining factor
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