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riskahead

I absolutely believe entrepreneurs need to be willing to do these three things.

Yep, over and over.

And it’s OK!

In fact, by definition entrepreneurship involves taking risks.

There is no way around it.

You might fail. You might waste time, energy and money. You may feel like you look silly.

It’s all part of the game.

Now, the risks can be calculated and smart. We’re not talking about throwing all caution to the wind.

But the truth is, the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward.

As an example, I hold intense 3-day live events every year and I have taken MAJOR risks every time.

Why would I keep doing that?

Because the rewards are so great. Because the experience helps me stretch myself in tremendous ways. Because going out of my comfort zone is the only way I grow.

There will be times things don’t work out, that you fail, that you don’t hit your goals.

It’s alright because it’s how you learn and refine for the future.

As for looking dumb, it sounds worse than it is.

I’m sure I look dumb to some people. Oh well.

You will have things that publicly don’t work out. You’ll be rejected. People will tell you “No.” They’ll consider you a “marketer.”

This might make you feel dumb.

That’s how it FEELS, right?

Know this: I want you to realize that everyone who is successful—and I do mean everyone—has felt this and goes through it.

They don’t die, their skin gets thicker, and they learn a ton from it.

So don’t fear it.

When things go a different way than I planned, this is my mantra:

A setback is just a setup for a comeback. I have way too many people to help to stop now.

Let that be your mantra.

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