How to Be a Courageous Entrepreneur instead of a Broke, Bored and Unthinking Zombie
By Eric Johnson
Las Vegas Informer
Zombies kill, eat, moan, wander around aimlessly and get shot by humans. They don’t think. They just meander.
Have you ever felt like a zombie entrepreneur?
- You go through the motions
- You rarely or never think strategically
- You just get by, or you’re on the border of being broke
- You wander around purposelessly online (web surfing) and offline (networking events)
From experience, I can tell you that being a zombie entrepreneur is BORING! Boredom is the antithesis of entrepreneurship.
Being courageous is the CURE. Courage emboldens dreams and electrifies entrepreneurship.
Courage is the one thing in life that sets everything else in motion, both personally and professionally. It is the trigger, the ignition and the power that transforms our lives and the lives of others. (Miss the first article? Click here: http://goo.gl/WPZw8. The link’s at the end of this article for you too.)
Stop viewing courage as something you “don’t have”. That’s a lie you keep telling yourself. Forget your past failures and the loops playing in your head. There are people who are less smart and less talented than you… and they’re leaving you in the dust! I think this is why…
They know the secret is to view courage as a MUSCLE. It is something that you exercise. Consistently, over time, your courage can grow to amazing heights…. adding to your personal and professional fulfillment, your happiness and your bank account! (That’s FAR from boring!)
I’m talking about your personal life here now because there is a DIRECT OVERFLOW of courage from your personal life to your professional life. We do not experience life in fragments. Life is lived and experienced as a WHOLE.
Ready to leave your zombie entrepreneur-self behind? Let’s get started!
Action Steps for Practicing Personal Courage
Here are practical and simple ways to start building your courage muscle:
- Practice courage by reaching out to two PEOPLE over the next week. Call someone or ask them to coffee or lunch. Do what needs to be done – rebuild the friendship, apologize, help them through a hard time if they’re currently in one, tell someone from your past how much you appreciated their love and support during a certain time in your life.
- Practice courage by pushing yourself PHYSICALLY in the next week. If you don’t exercise regularly, take a long walk or go jogging. Do push-ups and sit-ups. Break a sweat. If you work out at a gym, work out in an area you don’t usually use, like the advanced training section, a free motion area or some other type. Find a new machine, get on it and use it. Also, go to a class at your gym that you’ve never been to before. Go to Zumba, Yoga or an aquatic class.
- Practice courage by asking two CLOSE FRIENDS this question – “I want to practice living a more courageous life. What actions could I take that would prove to you that I’m living courageously?” Just by being vulnerable in asking this question, you are practicing courage. See what they say. Don’t judge their responses or “take them in”. Just “hold them”. This is a conversation about exploration, not judgement. After the conversations, write down one to two actions you can take in the next four weeks.
Hunger to ramp up your courage professionally? Here is the first article in this series: http://goo.gl/WPZw8
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Eric Johnson MBA is the founder of Finish Your Project Consulting. www.finishyourproject.com. Visit his site for a copy of his FREE Project Breakthrough eBook and more. His business is affiliated with Online Biz Boss, which focuses on simplifying online profits for small business owners. To kick off your own online explosion this year, take the Online Biz Personality Test at http://www.onlinebizboss.com.