What I Know For Sure by Jennifer Colter
When I was growing up I remember being asked that same profound question over and over again, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” With the world being my oyster, how could I possibly narrow my promising career path to just one profession? I couldn’t and I didn’t. A cool radio dj, more-famous-than-Oprah talk show host, professional softball player, psychiatrist, and news anchor were all jobs I planned to have…all before I was 30! To an adolescent, those seem like pretty realistic goals—and thankfully, I was raised by parents who encouraged me to believe that.
As we all matriculate through life’s twists and turns, we begin to realize that perhaps the things we thought were meant for us, really were just dreams. And being a real estate agent, professional athlete, restaurant owner, or a Las Vegas showgirl were aspirations that kind of just faded into the background of our 40 hour work week realities. You know…the kind of idea that is ridiculous now because we have families, “jobs”, responsibilities, and real life things to deal with. What I’ve just illustrated is the kind of thinking that prohibits us from being who we were purposed to be. Now more than ever, it’s crucial that no matter how impractical or inconvenient your aspirations may seem, you have a responsibility to shoot for them at the very least. I suppose you can say that if the entrepreneurial bug has hit you, then there is a good reason for that. I encourage you to embrace it, receive it, and act on it.
Here at iBusinessChannel.com, the foundation and fabric of this dynamic channel and network is built on an entrepreneurial spirit. Frankly, none of us could function in a “normal” corporate environment with all their inside-the-box thinking. Yuk! We challenge you to think outside the box and reach for the things that feel impossible to you. Start a business, take a class...just decide to strive for something you put on the back burner, because what I know for sure is that you are not living unless you’re doing what you love to do! See you…on the Ribbon! (SM)