Probably the most important comparison I can make between surfing and business is HELP! Surfing is NOT the kind of thing you should do alone. Even the masters usually don’t go into the water without a buddy. Why? Again, it’s that unpredictable piece to things. There’s simply no way to have eyes in the back of your head. And that’s exactly what mentors, advisors, an advisory board and accountability partners do for our businesses as well. They lend us another point of view – another way to look at things and navigate the next big wave or unexpected current.
This leads right into my favorite similarity…. WATCH OUT! I don’t just mean be careful of the undertow or the other surfers who want to bogart your wave. I mean sty aware of EVERYTHING around you. Don’t be so busy and focused on your goals that you miss a rare and unexpected opportunity that appears out of nowhere.
The bottom line is this. No matter what you learn in life or what your metaphors are, make sure that you follow the signposts and keep your eyes open. Opportunities to build and experience amazing success are all around you. Be daring and courageous, but rely on those who have gone ahead of you to help you chart a careful course through dangerous tides.
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Christine Comaford, Business Accelerator
CEO of Mighty Ventures, Inc.
NY Times Best Selling Author