Stay the Course to Get Where You’re Going (PART TWO)July 3, 2009
Building Emotional Equity through Reciprocity and FriendshipJuly 8, 2009
To persevere in the face of overwhelming odds, you first need the inner strength that comes from knowing that no matter what happens, you’ll still have you. For this you have to locate your unshakeable core, you have to decide what your boundaries are, what you will and won’t put up with, what your source of inner strength is.
In a perfect world, we’d have teachers and mentors who would help us figure out what we believe in, what we stand for, while we’re still in our teens and twenties—while we’re getting bombarded with social pressures and before we get caught up in the hurly-burly of shaping our career, creating our life, and stamping out fires. Without that kind of foundation, it’s easy to get lost and stay lost. Getting to know yourself, of course, is a lifelong process, but why not learn what you can sooner than later?
It took me a while to get to it, but here’s my philosophy in a nutshell: I believe in karma. Whatever you do and whatever you think will come back to you, for good or ill. When you make a mistake, you can clean it up right away, or you do it later when everything’s crusty and dried hard onto the counter. So you might as well clean it up now. I believe that since the world is moving faster and faster, we’re seeing a lot more “instant karma.” Do something funky, and it’ll come back to you faster than before. If we follow this simple code—simple to understand, not always simple to follow—we’ll be happier and experience more peace.
I try to bring this to every action I take, every relationship I mentor and every business I help to build. Learning QUICKLY can save someone a lot of anxiety and regret.
I’m busy getting ready for weekend long BAI mentoring session. Twenty lucky participants will get to work with me personally and do EXACTLY what I’m talking about above: Learn as much as they can, as quickly as they can, and create a GOOD and successful path in this world. If you think you’re up to the challenge and are ready to make the commitment of both the time and the funds to attend ($1,997 early bird special), email firstname.lastname@example.org to save your spot.
Christine Comaford, Business Accelerator
CEO of Mighty Ventures, Inc.
NY Times Best Selling Author