…If you’re willing to look
I help entrepreneurs tell a better story. A movie like The Social Network, the Steve Jobs movie, Joy…these kinds of stories really inspire ME!
I came across a movie called The Founder, a story about how McDonald’s became the monster that it is. It made me compare my life to Ray Crock (one of the founders of McDonald’s), thinking about how many times I’ve taken big swings and FAILED miserably the way he did.
In the movie, Ray Crock helps the McDonald’s brothers understand his vision of a franchise program and then lights a fire to get the first few investors on board. Without that urgency, nothing would have gotten done. And it’s true for your business, for your health, for your life…without urgency, it’s pretty rare that anything gets done. (But it doesn’t have to be that way.)
There is no comfort zone. You think because you have a boss that you have predictability, but you never know when that business will do layoffs or when you will suddenly have to move for your family. I partnered with Beachbody, but if Beachbody went away, I still have to find a way to provide for my family. The difference is that now, I have the skills I’ve learned will easily take me into the next venture.
Sometimes people get frustrated with how often I post about health and fitness, but all of these entrepreneurs get a little obsessive! Because we have that gene, we care so deeply about our vision. I’m absolutely obsessive about my business and the way it helps people, and those who don’t like it will eventually fall off my map. I want to stay humble, coach-able, and continue being obsessed with helping others to build the lives they want to live.
Does any of this resonate with you? Do you have that entrepreneurial spirit, too?