Are you looking for small business success?
You’re reading my about page. Since you’re here, I’d guess you want to know if I’ve got anything valuable for you. And you probably want to know if I’m the real deal. I could tell you I’ve got the goods you need, but I won’t. I’ll let you discover that for yourself.
My bio in brief
Here’s the short list about me.
- I’ve been self-employed for 25 years.
- My wife is in business with me.
- Most of my business lessons came the hard way.
- I wrote a book and started this blog to share my hard-knocks lessons.
But I quit writing my blog and promoting my book because I got scared.
The Impostor Syndrome
So was I afraid to fail? No. The fear of success shot me down.
I’ll let you in on a secret. You can learn how to be an entrepreneur. You can start your own business. You can even make a good living. But what you believe to be true about yourself is like a glass ceiling. You feel like an impostor if you try to crash past your limiting beliefs.
You Create Your Life
Here is the deal. You can find entrepreneur blogs and books everywhere. Are you looking for “just the facts?” Want to dig into the how-to nuts and bolts? You’ll find some of that here.
But I needed more than that. I was like a plugged faucet. My success dribbled along because I didn’t have the mindset for more.
I missed opportunities. I held back. I played it safe.
I broke free from my screwed-up beliefs. God helped a bunch. And I faced down some giants.
I’m not going to pretend to be more than I am. Yes, I still writing about being self-employed. But success is more about being as it is about doing. You’ll find the same themes in my book. Your skills have to be sharp, but your mindset determines your success as an entrepreneur.
Being an entrepreneur won’t make you happy. The truth is nothing makes you happy. But if you’re free and happy you’ll be way more successful as an entrepreneur. And your happiness is an inside job.
Then Comes Abundance
Here’s what I’ve learned: You have to be the kind of person who does what’s needed to have what you want.
Your business sucks up time and energy when you’re an entrepreneur. But you have to make time to feed your soul and take care of your body. That’s what I’ll be talking about here. Freedom is good, but living an abundant life is my passion. I hope you decide to stick around and join in.