I am just going to go ahead and say it. If you live your life always playing the “safe” bet, you are never going to get ahead. Personally, this year and last, I have taken a number of risks. I don’t regret for one minute taking those risks. The funny thing about taking risks is that when you take risks, you will make mistakes. The funny thing about mistakes is that when you make them, you tend not to make them again. You get stronger and better for taking yourself out of your comfort zone. If you are feeling uncomfortable about doing something, then you are doing something right.
Most of you who are reading this will think, yea, I know. This is another “feel good” message and there isn’t a whole lot of meat behind what I just said. Okay, cool. I don’t blame you. As Bulls Eye continues to evolve from a blog to a business, I will continue to share with you the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur. Believe me when I tell you, I never in a million years thought Bulls Eye would become a business.
We all have minds. We all think differently. I could have just as easily been a corporate recruiter for the rest of my life. You know it is comfortable. Receiving a check every couple of weeks, having insurance paid for, and having taxes taken out is a safe bet. As someone who wants meaning & purpose in their work though, it simply wasn’t enough for me. It may be enough for you, but after hearing what I say and watching the contingent workforce grow in 2015 and beyond, my bet is more and more people will seek to be entrepreneurs.
It is scary. Some days I feel like I know exactly what I am doing. Others, I have absolutely feel like a lost puppy. Still, I press forward. Some of the things I have written over the past 2-3 years I have second-guessed what I wrote. You know what is funny about the second-guessed posts that I have shared? They are some of the most popular and well read posts that I have ever written. Business is no different.
The one thing I have confidence in above anything else is my ability to recruit. I have done it long enough to say that with Bulls Eye, you are getting the best recruitment service around. There are other aspects of owning a business that are new to me. One doesn’t become a leader without putting their heart and soul into something and putting yourself out there. Believe me when I tell you, I am learning every day and listen and take advice from the people I trust and who have achieved success and whom I consider great leaders.
It is a leap of faith. Without trying something, you will never know if you will succeed. I know a majority of people reading this will be candidates. Passive candidates. People who have been with the same job for years. Entrepreneurship may not be your end game, but you may have been in the comfort zone for a long time. Make a change. I can assure you that you will never regret it. Listen to opportunities. Take risks and make yourself better.
This year my wife Laura and I are taking the biggest risk of our lives. I am confident of the results. We are uncomfortable at times, but we have never been happier. It is time for you to consider making a change also. When you do, give us a call. We will help you on your journey to happiness.