ARE YOU DARING?
Entrepreneurs are visionaries. In order to succeed despite the many obstacles ahead, they need to not only have a unique vision, but to also be relentlessly devoted to it. (This is according to a recent article in the Entrepreneur magazine.)
A book titled “I Dare You” written by William Danforth was published in 1931. The author was founder and Chairman of the board of the Ralston Purina Company. In the Author’s Preface he wrote about his book:
“I Dare You is for the daring few who are headed somewhere. Those afraid to Dare might as well pass it up. It will weary the lazy because it calls for immediate action. It will bore the sophisticated, and amuse the skeptics. It will antagonize others. Some will not even know what it is all about. It will not be over-popular because it calls for courage, swift and daring. But in the eyes of you, one of the priceless few, I trust will come a renewal of purpose as you read on.”
Written almost 90 years ago the Dares he mentioned are just as pertinent to the success of small business owners as they were then. These are his dares:
- Dare you to Adventure.
- Dare you to do Things
- Dare you to be strong
- Dare you to think creatively
- Dare you to develop a magnetic Personality
- Dare you to build character
- Dare you to share
- Dare you to Launch out into the Deep
As a small business owner or as someone thinking about venturing into the world of Entrepreneurship, I challenge you to adopt these dares and make them a reality. Your business will become profitable and sustainable if you fully commit yourself and believe in yourself.
The book is still available on Amazon.
Tips & Advice by Nick Petra, CFP – Founder of Strategic Duck and BizQuack
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