I know what you’re thinking: Wow! Really? It was a cool-sounding song from the ‘80s but what does “too late for love” have to do with holding entrepreneurs back? Glad you asked.
So many of you are sitting on that one idea, waiting for it to pop. You need to get the writer to ghost write your book. Or you need to have one more contract for your lawyers to review. I could go on and on with this list but you get the idea.
So many think they have to get everything right. They work to make it right. The timing doesn’t seem right, so they wait. The other kind of “too late” is those who, after so many years, finally get that one great idea, but it’s too late to get some love from the world now. Let’s break these down to let you see how the world has passed them by.
I had phone time with a new client yesterday. She seems to have so much going for her, yet she feels like it’s overwhelming. That is why she hired a coach to help her put all she has going together and make it work for her. She is a RockStar, on her way to being the big RockStar in her field.
She was like the person in the first group, waiting for the fit. They still want the world to be perfect; they are waiting for the perfect release to get started. Well here is the world’s best-kept secret about when to get started. Do it NOW. That’s right. Start your project, work with it, improve it, but get out there and get started. So what if you fail? Learn from the failure and build it better next time.
The second group is those that feel the time has passed for their idea. They think, “I should have acted five years ago to make it work. It’s too late for it now.” Well, get ready. I’m gonna shoot that one down. Colonel Sanders started KFC when he was in his old age. I started my real estate company when the market was down. Again, there is no time like now to get started.
Some will now start thinking, “I’m too old but let me help my kids get started instead.” Well, let me give you the love story in this: if you have that fear going on, even when you think you are helping your kids, you are not. They will follow your actions (not starting what you want at all) and not what you teach.
So what happens is your kids will wait and wait until they are too old and say, “I’m too old; maybe I should just help my kids get started.” Sound familiar? This will pass from generation to generation and nothing will get done.
So this doesn’t just hold back you, as an entrepreneur; this will hold generations to follow back. What does this mean? It’s time to become a person of action. What action are you going to take to get your venture off the ground today?
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Are you ready to take the next level to become the RockStar in your world?