The number one thing I’ve learned an entrepreneur

The number one thing I’ve learned in all my years as an entrepreneur, business owner, freelancer, founder, advocate, peacekeeper, change-maker, bridge-builder. . .

NEVER SETTLE.
NEVER COMPROMISE.
Keep your eye on the goal.

Or in today’s lingo – stay in your lane.

When I was a teenager, I remember reading the quote “if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else.”

And it struck me deeply. The more I thought about it, the more I tuned in to what – and where – I really wanted to go in life.

I think it was one of the deciding factors that compelled me to join the Navy when I was 17.

The other thing that compelled me to join the Navy? Ironically, ending war. Creating peace. Building bridges.

Sounds crazy, right?

But that’s the way I’ve always lived my life – I dive head first into the seemingly unrealistic.

Because my driving force has always been one thought: no regrets.

Will I regret NOT doing this?
Will I regret holding back?
What if I DON’T do this?
Will I regret not knowing what could have been?
Could I live with that?

Most of the time, my answer is: yes, I’ll regret it I don’t do it and no, I couldn’t live with that.

Be true to yourself.
Never settle.
No compromise.

And then my way forward is always clear. And it’s often unconventional.

No matter what’s going on in your life or in your business, keep your eye on the goal. Stay in your lane.

Fix your sight on that one place, that lighthouse. That one thing that drives you.

Do not settle for anything less.

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