We hold entrepreneurs in high esteem because they do something extremely difficult: they manage dozens of roles singlehandedly in the midst of immense uncertainty. For those on the outside looking in, entrepreneurs may appear to be the ultimate multi-taskers. However, as I’ve found with this cohort, the most successful are those who maintain a relentless focus on the single most important task at hand
Experience and expertise aside, the simple (yet crucial) parts of launching a venture often remain the most elusive. More specifically, I’m referring to clarity of communication. It seems that crafting a clear message and communicating it effectively are still a challenge no matter your experience level.
We're sharing Groundswell alumnus Conlan Mansfield's latest blog post on handling the totality of your dream: the costs and the benefits, the hardships and the fulfilment. Find the original post on his ventures's website: Feral Strength and Conditioning.
The real test isn't whether or not you can handle what you enjoy about your vision - rather, it's can you handle the costs of your vision.
The quality of your life is NOT determined by the quality of your positive experiences, but of your negative ones. And to get good at dealing with those experiences is to truly live your dream and to love your life.