San Diego, CA- We have had a very productive few weeks with a lot of proposals and new clients on the table. One of the things that's hard for us to deal with is the "learning curve" It just reminds me of the juggling lesson, "You can't learn to juggle without dropping."
The reality is that invariably with all the entrepreneurs and entertainers I have worked with the biggest lesson was to expect mistakes. In making the mistakes and learning how to deal with them is the key to ultimate success.
This week I had several nights where I was at the office until 4:00a.m. or even 8:00 a.m. hammering out the projects and doing "Just Hard Work!" It sort of reminiscent of High School or College reports being due or working on the set late into the night.
I recently waxed to someone that taking a "good safe job" could have been a good idea but that I long ago realized that I was not that guy. In fact it was only a few years ago I actually created a safe job for myself that I basically outlived my usefulness in doing. When I left the job I had really gotten use to the paycheck and it was extremely hard for me to adapt back into mode of creating the work and revenue.
There has been a lot of talk about the new "Gig Economy" which is only funny because we've done that for as long as I can remember because we are entertainers and entrepreneurs.
I write this as a simple reminder to expect mistakes. The time is now you can only control whats happening now and plan to create the future. You can't control the past. One the largest issues that stops us from doing what we are truly capable of is holding onto the past.
In the last few weeks we've just systematically made lists and starting doing what was on the list. I hope this may inspire you to again just do the work or even delegate the work.