EP63: Growth - Is Not Always Linear

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We ALL want things to work exactly the way they are in our minds. Our business plan is perfect. The goals we set will become real. But, life gets in the way. Reality takes over. Things change.

In 1993 I left the US Navy.

My dream was to become a business person.

That was the goal.

It wasn’t something I just woke up and did.

And it wasn’t a pipe dream either.

Let’s not be confused - I HAVE spent a huge amount of time dreaming.

As a child, like ALL children, you included, I spent a lot of time dreaming of what life would be like when I become 16, 21, and beyond.

But my plan to become a successful business person was something I had in mind for a very long time.

So I began to devise a way to make it real.

I spent a lot of time researching the business I was buying into. Essentially I was purchasing a turn-key business.

The business model was proven to work. [You can still see it in commercials even now, over 30 years later.]

So, naturally, I convinced myself that I too could make a place for myself in this world of business.

I don’t think there was this cool word, entrepreneur, being used in 1993.

So I purchased this turn-key business, which cost me $14,000 at the time. I drove from Connecticut to Indiana to take possession of the hardware and software that together formed the foundation of this new business.

I was happy.

I was free.

And still…

I was scared!

I didn’t know it yet, but I would soon learn, that purchasing a business - even a turn-key business, did NOT make you a business person.

But I had a dream, and I was on my way.

Have you ever felt that way before?

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