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I’m writing this missive here in the middle of a huge lightening storm in the Puget Sound. It’s delayed (if not postponed) the University of Washington game in Husky Stadium. It’s chased our small neighborhood party on the lawn into our homes. And it made a bird run for cover in the safety of our home!
That’s right, just a little while ago – this is real time writing at its finest – I opened the sliding glass door to our deck to go outside and marvel at the lightning storm when a little bird made a beeline into our house trying to escape the same storm! Between Barb, Captain Jack and me (Bella was uninterested and stayed on the couch sleeping), we believe the little guy flew back from whence he came. At least a thorough search didn’t uncover him so we believe he took the bait and braved the storm. We hope he found refuge.
Nature’s fury is incredible. Had it not been for Jack’s enmity for the storm, we likely would have sat on the porch with a libation marveling at the show.
As a business, you have the choice of running (or flying) away from the storm or being the storm. With all due respect to my little bird friend (whom I believe did the very smart thing in seeking refuge), the bounty of success comes to those who create the wind and the rain.
Here’s the deal. Storms create their own ways, regardless of what’s in front of them. There is no “fear.” All too often, solopreneurs and small business owners allow fear of failure to keep them from crating their own storms. It takes courage to stand up and not fight the storm but BE the storm.
What about you?
Your assignment this week is to do something that really scares you; that will make you uneasy but be a source of creating opportunity. That makes all around you stop and take notice; something that creates a storm.
If you need help, contact me. Your business and you have the same strength of a storm. The difference is that storms aren’t capable of fear. They blast forward with strength, conviction, and majesty. And you should, too.
Go be the storm, and be unleashed.
Note: Watch the video because I argue from the bird’s point of view!
Quote of the Day:
“Beware the fury of a patient man.”
~ John Dryden
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