Setting up Your Business As a Gentle Soldier
More than a decade ago, in an ex business métamorphose, there was a person in my life whom I actually considered a mentor and role model. He acquired taken a thought, envisioned the potential of it, then backed it with work and long hours until it paid back as a worldwide multi-million dollar happening. I got to watch the entire process unfold and even played a tiny role in it.
Certain things take place in our lives that leave BIG impressions. Often they are big things and sometimes they are incredibly small things Poe New Skill Builds.
One day this man asked what looked like there was a very small question but became one of those BIG things. In an email communication he asked, “Are you a warrior or a conscientious objector? “
My personal hippie roots kicked in and the knee-jerk, indignant and self-righteous response in my mind was, “Conscientious objector, of course, inch because the thought of being a warrior conjured up a flurry of images of things like ruthlessness, attack, plunder, and killing; nothing I was eager to ascribe to myself.
But as the first reactive wave passed, We realized the truth is that I am and have always been a warrior. And over the years, I have found that it is possible to be a “gentle warrior: “
that you can fight for a thing without harming others
that you can be pro-active without having to be antagonistic
that you can champion your croyance without judging or convicting others for theirs
What are you willing to fight for – not swindle, con or change others to achieve, but stand up to and for? What is frightening enough to make you want to choose and run but important enough to hold your ground over?
My old friend Merriam Webster describes a soldier as, “a person included in some struggle or conflict. “
The turmoil that creates the greatest obstacle for entrepreneurs occurs when a business idea hatches and soon falls under attack from bullies throwing fear-spears and doubt-arrows.
Beating your bullies, whether or not they are in your mind or the real-world type that sometimes takes the form of well-meaning family and friends, takes a daily decision to become mild warrior and guard the greatness you know is uniquely yours and is just around the corner your claim to it.
All the “how-to” stuff you need to learn in order to claim your destiny is secondary to believing that you can have it. And dialling on the strength of the original source that planted the idea in your head to commence with is the shortest path I realize to obtaining it. If you call it Soul, God, intuition, Allah, Angels or any other packaging, your vision and desire had a creative source. Trace it and engage it for the valor and strength you will need to beat your bullies.
Once you are ready and willing to agree to that daily decision, hold on because that’s when the “how-to” stuff that you learn can actually pack a wallop and possess the power to rock your world!