When I write a blog entry I don’t like to write about situations that “just happened” or about events that get me agitated! Not because I don’t think they are good topics but more because when I write I try to do in a balanced way, having considered the situation carefully. Many times people have assumed that what I wrote was referencing them or their actions directly, and almost invariably they are wrong. Very occasionally they are partly right, because their “incident” might have sparked an idea which I developed based on numerous situations.
Today I was having a little “writers block” so I went looking for some inspiration … and as so often happens it was Seth Godin who got me thinking. He wrote a blog entry called Living With Doubt… which struck me as an excellent description of the entrepreneurial mind as any I have read. As usual he accomplished more in a couple of sentences than I could in a page!
I have been spending time with my boxing coach recently. A 26 year old entrepreneur who likes to downplay his accomplishments but its refreshing to talk about business with him. He talks about one of his early “Ah ha!” moments … while he was providing some evening boxing coaching “one on one” to a doctor, “I suddenly thought, why am I working at the credit union for $10 an hour, when I get $70 an hour for doing this … and I love this!”
What he doesn’t see is that as an entrepreneur it was an easy decision … but for many people that decision would be too risky!
Seth’s point is that without accepting risk you miss out on opportunity … learning to embrace risk open doors!
So … to be clear, this blog was inspired by recent events. Seth Godin’s clear insight on his blog and Matt Whittaker’s thoughts on entrepreneurship. Credit where credit is due!