As you develop and grow your capabilities, you can start to combine them in new ways to create something greater, but you’re also able to collaborate at a much higher level with other people.
There’s a big age gap between me and my next oldest and next youngest siblings. So, on the farm where I grew up in Northern Ohio, I spent the first years of my life without any playmates. When I dealt with anyone, it was with adults.
Like most entrepreneurs, you can probably instantly say what activities you find irritating or just okay and would like to be freed up from. But when it comes to things you find irritating, the input is coming from outside you—it’s an activity that’s outside of you, a situation that’s outside of you, a relationship that’s outside of you. So, to a certain extent, the world is doing the work for you. In other words, it’s irritating you and it’s not giving you stimulation that’s anything better than okay. You want freedom from these activities.
Even though Strategic Coach entrepreneurs represent over 60 different industries and dozens of countries and cultures around the globe, and are as different as they could be as individuals, the majority share one common trait: perseverance.
I’ve discovered that when entrepreneurs become emotionally engaged with a big new possibility or idea, they’ll often find themselves procrastinating on achieving it.