From the very beginning of my coaching career, I’ve been aware that getting trapped in their past is one of the biggest things holding entrepreneurs back in their lives. Yet it is the present that holds all the possibility, growth, excitement, and satisfaction of being an entrepreneur. Being present in the moment is an undeniable catalyst for success.
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Over the past year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the secret that every entrepreneur keeps: the fact that they procrastinate. They see it as an entirely negative experience, one they feel tremendously guilty about. They feel like a fraud, a failure. Because an entrepreneur’s entire life is results-driven, getting stuck is the worst possible situation they can find themselves in.
In the early 1970s, about six months before I was to graduate from college, I was visiting a friend in Toronto and was introduced to someone that I just clicked with. This man was a creative director at Baker-Lovick, the second largest advertising agency in Canada at the time.
Almost all the trouble you’ll get yourself into as an entrepreneur will come from trying to sell someone on something you’re not sold on yourself.