Originally published on Aug 18, 2013
Stepping outside of my comfort zone has been far more rewarding, than I would have ever envisioned it to be.
Promoting a culture of entrepreneurship and startups in general, these are two extremely powerful global movements. Perhaps one of the few movements that have the capacity and capability of transforming the world. Positively transforming the world. Hence, increasingly, I find myself being drawn to these movements. But then again, it’s been a long time in the making. I’ve been selling something on the side for as far back as I can remember. And we did go down to the Valley a couple of times, to get acquainted with the culture.
Sometimes you also come across the naysayers. They can come up with many reasons why someone should not do something. Up until last year, I would have actually given some heed to their advice. There might be a dearth of funding in Canada, the Global economic climate might not be right for launching a venture.
Overall, if I see an opportunity, I jump on it. Specially an opportunity that offers a chance to:
I just do it.
f you’ve never stepped outside of your comfort zone, then it’s slightly weird at first. But you get over it really quickly. Just think about it this way, what is the absolute worst that could happen? Nothing! Even if you fail at something, you can simply walk away from the whole thing. Only to come back and try again.
So, when I look back and review how I have progressed during my 15 year career. Let’s just say that I’ve come a long way and there are quite a ways to go.
Overcame roadblocks. I challenged myself and pushed myself to do more and be better.
My advice to someone in a similar position.
Stop being afraid.
Go out there and do something!
And know that your efforts are going to pay off. Somehow, somewhere in the future.