Wednesday, July 13, 2011
"You Stay Classy San Diego."
I had a conversation with a friend today. He's a businessman who's very much "on his grind", always about the dollar. I respect that, that's who he is. Anway, he was talking about the big things that he is doing in his business, and I was talking about the steps that I am taking towards establishing mine. This conversation took place over the phone so while I couldn't see his face, I could hear in his voice the expressions of disbelief and indifference he was obviously making. He made it very clear that he doesn't believe that I've any business acumen whatsoever and I probably shouldn't "quit my day job." Said that my "business" was not only going to FAIL but it would never get off the ground. He said I was basically wasting my time because I've never been a business owner, I'm "not a leader", I'm a person "ruled by fears", and.....yada yada yawn. When someone tells you that they think you're whack, the natural inclination is to respond in kind. ("You're MAMA's whack! How 'bout that???" - you know how we do.) But the thing is, this guy is not whack. He's a businessman. He's a leader. And he's on the fast track to success. But He's.Also.Wrong. As in dead wrong.
Here's the thing: when you know where your passion lies and know the things that you're capable of doing, you don't need to advertise that jank to the world. You just need to do them. Town crier not necessary.
And you don't need to prove that you're EXTRAORDINARY to ANYONE - friend or foe. You just need to prove it to yourself.