A few days ago I was sitting working on my weekly email from a local Starbucks when next to me
I could hear the conversation between an older gentleman and a young man talk about business. The older gentleman was giving all types of business advice from knowing how to manage a business, setting up a budget, to knowing what to charge as a business expense.
I was trying to concentrate on my business, but the older gentleman kept talking until finally, he said something that got my full attention, “entrepreneurs always find a way to get the thing done no matter the circumstances.” I felt like going up to the older gentleman and give him a high-five.
Entrepreneurs always find a way to get things done no matter the circumstances. Think of all the celebrity entrepreneurs you hear about on television (e.g., Michael Dell, Mark Zuckerberg) all of them have done what impossible to possible no matter the circumstances.
John Paul Dejoria (Co-Founder of Paul Mitchel hair products) went from door to door selling his hair products to saloons when he was dirt poor. 50cent was selling his mix tapes to bootleggers so that they could hand them out to people. Michael Dell built computers from his dorm room.
As an entrepreneur, you have to find a way to get things done no matter the circumstances. As Dr. Michal Morris writes in his book Entrepreneurial Intensity, “successful entrepreneurs can combine adaptability with persistence in adjusting their concept when confronted with the obstacles, both natural and arbitrary, that arise along the way.”
Next time you face an obstacle in your business, startup, or life make sure you find a way to get through your obstacle, that’s what entrepreneurs do.
Mr. J Real Talk
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