The stats are not very good. 8 out of 10 businesses will fail in the very first year.
But that’s not what’s really sad.
The numbers don’t exist on this, but I imagine they’re even worse. Most businesses fail before they ever even launch.
They never actually get to that point where they put their stake in the ground and put up their “open for business” sign.
Through working with thousands of budding business builders, the patterns are clear.
I’ve found that most people never launch because they’re obsessing over their website or message forever.… Click to read more
Earlier this week I received an interesting question from a reader:
“Jonathan, what do you do when you have too many ideas? How do you know which one to pick, and which one is going to actually sustain your passion long term? I feel like if I could just be confident in where I’m going and know a general path to get there, I could finally get started.”
The thing that’s not interesting about this question, is I get some version of this all the time.… Click to read more
Good morning fellow Trailblazers.
My team and I have been hard at work (except for our Shihtzu, Sofie, she’s mostly been barking in her sleep) on the new Trailblazer member’s site.
We’ve been releasing a series of videos over the past few weeks, and shared the success stories of some of our awesome members.
In less than four days we’ll be opening the doors to the brand, shiny new site, but for now, there’s nothing to buy. So put away your wallet.… Click to read more
In case you haven’t noticed yet, I’m not a big proponent of sacrifice, giving things up, or neglecting parts of yourself in order to achieve or reach a goal.
I’m all about joy and freedom now.
Sacrificing and putting things off creates an endless pursuit of delayed rewards and deferred life. It leads to what I call “Preparation Syndrome” — constantly preparing to live some day in the future.
The most common example of this in our culture is the act of sacrificing and working for years to attain a degree in a certain field, to get a so-called good job, to be able to afford the so-called good life.… Click to read more
Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. –Arnold H. Glasow
Simply put, indecision is the progress killer.
Decide, revise, decide, revise should be the herald of the true adventurer and sovereign woman.
There is a quality that all great leaders look for that is a diamond indeed hard to come by, and that is the quality of self initiative.
Most people wait for direction, then once received they execute and seek approval and direction for revision based on their actions.… Click to read more