Are you good at taking risk or do you normally play it safe? Maybe it depends on what it is.
Risk taking can take on different forms like sky diving, bungee jumping or less extreme cases like writing weekly blog posts.
Risk taking puts you in direct line of fire for success or failure. It’s the failure part that keeps most people on the sidelines watching all of the “crazy nuts” plunge head first towards a risk.
Being a business owner takes guts, courage, and risk taking. It can be frightening because who in their right mind would subject their beloved “baby” to the world to be judged, ridiculed, slapped, rewarded, cheered, encouraged, and rewarded greatly. What not YOU?
If you’re still reading this post, then I’ve got your attention. I’m so glad you’re here. Are you ready to fire?
I few months ago I read the book Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael Masterson. This book set me off in a good way and I wanted to shout to everyone about it.
The concept behind Ready, Fire, Aim is that you get to the firing so you can start making money, a difference, whatever it is you’re looking to do.
Only those who put plans into action see results.
I’m sure you know someone right now who’s been sitting on something because they’re waiting for the right idea, the moon and stars to line up, or for someone to call them and say “hey we’re soliciting folks for witty ideas and inventions, could that be you”. Keep waiting. Let me know how that turns out.
If you’re still with me, I have only one question.
Are you ready to fire something off?
What have you been holding back that makes you scared to death because Buddy (you know, the voice in your head) is saying “What? That doesn’t make sense. Who’s going to sign-up for that?” My advice tell Buddy to go to _____ and get moving!
All I know is when I fire something off things start to happen. Your action is the works behind the faith that your purpose has been waiting for. I can sit and dream things up all day, but if I don’t logon to my computer and let people know I’m here, I’ll have to force my way into a corporate monkey suit, attaché case in hand with neatly printed resume and head downtown for interviews. I definitely am not trying to do that.
Once you’ve fired something off, then it’s time to aim based on the results and feedback you get. It’s so much easier to tweak and refine when you’ve heard from the people who are interested in what you have to say or offer.
Now it’s your turn: What is your something you want to fire off this summer that you’ve been holding back?