In the world of online business, getting started can be the hardest part. That initial traction—or lack thereof—is what projects entrepreneurs along a path of success or failure.
I’d been blogging consistently for about a year when I was ready to create a new business.
I looked at successful entrepreneurs like Michael Hyatt, and thought,
They’ve got so much going on, and it all seems to work. I guess I’ll just do everything at once!
Yup, you guessed it. That didn’t last long.
What if one simple change could jump-start your entire approach to building a business? If the cost was fairly small, would you not make it happen right away?
In August of this past year, I filed the paperwork to form MeeseWorks, LLC as the legal business behind this site.
At the time, the main reason I filed wasn’t profound—successful bloggers had businesses, and I wanted to follow their lead.
That was only six months ago, but the results have been astounding.
If you were to disappear tomorrow, could those you influence continue to carry on without you? What about if you were to disappear six months from now? A year?
Once, at a Chick-fil-A leadership meeting, my peers and I were asked to each share one goal for the coming year.
Mine was a bit of a head-scratcher for some:
Within the year, I want to become irrelevant in my current position on our team.
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
I just finished reading Jeff Goins’s latest book, The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do. This book is all about finding and pursuing your calling—what Jeff calls “the reason you were born.”
It wasn’t too long ago that I had no idea what my calling was.
In college, I changed majors as often as I changed my clothes. At one point, I had three majors at once (I found out that you can have a total of four).
In the end, I majored in Spanish and Economics—though I’m not sure how that helps me as a writer, speaker, and coach.