“Most dying people regret not the things they did but the things they didn’t do.”
– Olga Rickards
If you are like me, the end of the year is a time of reflection of what was completed and experienced over the past 12 months and what is to be pursued and created in the upcoming year.
Many times, the pursuits we are inspired to embark upon in the new year get quickly put to rest by our fear of possible failure. This is especially true when we have the “evidence” of our past to rationalize our not taking risks. It is then easier to accept playing small, because although it is uncomfortable, it is safe.
“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.”
- Joel A. Barker
I believe we are all born with a vision for what we want in our lives inside of us.
Just think back to when you were child and the numerous visions you had for what you wanted to be in when you “grew up”. Your imagination was boundless. I personally wanted to be a cartoonist, a doctor, an astronaut and a super-hero (Actually, when I was 5-years old, I WAS Batman).
I believe these visions exist inside of us so we have a means to...
“Organize around business functions, not people. Build systems within each business function. Let systems run the business and people run the systems. People come and go, but systems remain constant.”
- Michael E. Gerber, author, The E-Myth Revisited
When I first began my entrepreneurial journey, almost 24 years ago, one of the most impactful books I read was, The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber. In it, he talked not only about the value, but the necessity of utilizing systems in order to make businesses work.
Like most entrepreneurs just staring out, I engaged in every facet of running my martial arts business; I taught all of the classes, I...
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