I’ve been thinking lately about how dangerous isolation is for entrepreneurs.
It’s like a cancer that can plague all of us. A cancer that is marketed like it’s the solution to our success goals.
It’s so dangerous. So simple to avoid, but so easy to experience.
And the simplicity and ease of it plays itself out in the high suicide rates of entrepreneurs.
The challenge is that there are conflicting ideas presented to us about how to get to that lofty placed called “successful.”
Consider this angle:
This post addresses one of the injustices I see on a regular basis that people think is true, but is factually 100% NOT TRUE.
But before that, consider this..
The past few weeks I’ve realized something about myself and I am writing to see how many people are like me.
When I started Rules of Success (the podcast I produced for almost 3 years) I did so from a space of “I am such a nubie in this space, I have so much to learn from this person.” When I would reach out to guests of my show, I did it thinking that I had little to offer, other than a great conversation and that their presence on my show was a favor to me.
As the time passed and my episode count steadily rose, I started to see that I was actually equal to (and in some cases) or more experienced than the “experts” that I was having on my show.
I now had an audience that listened not just to my guests, but to ME and my experiences.
The heavy, 10 foot garage door was opening as the headlights of my convertible BMW M6 hit the the back wall of my garage.
Sitting there on my heated, stamped concrete driveway, waiting for the garage to open enough to drive in and park and the only discernible emotion was fear.
What a day it had been..
It was the day that I learned that we were not going to be able to keep our end of a large commitment we’d recently entered in to.
Inevitable lawsuits were coming…
Whenever I see a person that is unknowingly (or knowingly) hurting themselves, I feel sadness for them.
And here is why..
Follow me for a minute.
It’s a humbling moment when someone reaches out to you as a result of the feeling of hope that your message offered them.
From there, the process of getting to know someone and inviting them to participate in your coaching is an intimate one; to say the least.