I have spent the last two years working to follow my dreams. In that time I have written 245 blog posts (this one included) trying
to pass on the message that being an entrepreneur is more about who you are and what your life dream is than about the nuts and bolts of business.
I know that the nuts and bolts are important in their own right, but I also know that life is about more than the nuts and bolts. If you are going to live life to its fullest, you have got to live in freedom while creating value for those around you! In business this means to build your business with passion. It means to not settle for what is easily obtained. It means to look at your life as a treasure rather than a drudgery.
After two years of beating that drum, it is really quite fun when you find others that think like you. I have had the privilege this week of reading, “The $100 Startup” by Chris Guillebeau. (affiliate link) The whole gist of Chris’ book is to tell the stories of successful people who, with little if any, previous business experience or training, built successful businesses mostly through the passionate desire to not work for anyone else.
I love it when others think like me (especially really smart ones like Chris)! It allows me to see that all of the “crazy ideas” that I have and all of the passions I am waiting to unleash really can carry me to the places I want to go! And the really cool part of it all is they can do the same thing for you!!!
I you haven’t done it yet, pick up Chris’ book
. Read it with an open mind and heart. See if it doesn’t give you permission to follow your dreams! It surly did for me!