November 13th, 2012
What other people think of you is none of your business. Let me break this down. Often times as entrepreneurs we get caught up in what other awesome entrepreneurs are doing. Or, we let the opinions of our family members and friends dictate what we do, how we do, and when we do. The truth is, not everyone will agree with how you run your business. In fact, outside of your entrepreneurial tribe your passion may come off as merely a hobby. I remember when I first started my business. My mother begged me to go get a job. I get it. I have two Masters, an Ivy League education, so in her mind- why in God’s name was I working so hard when i could trade by getting a “real job” and having financial security.
It wasn’t until I had a serious heart-to-heart with my mother. One that sounded like this,
“Mom, I know you love me. And every time you suggest that I get a job, it kills my spirit and makes me not want to have anything to do with you. I love you and I want to be close to you and share my dreams with you. My request is that you stop suggesting that I get a job. Because guess what? I will never get a job. This is my passion and my life purpose.”
It was a bit blunt for my mother to hear but I have to say, she has totally respected my wishes and is now seeing the impact of the work that I do. In fact, she tunes in every week for my free weekly videos and loves it!
Here’s the thing. Someone will always have something to say about you. Not everyone will agree. Many will not understand. Not your problem. Remember you are here to make a difference, be you and serve the planet with your gift. The last thing you want to do is get caught up in other people’s opinions of you.
Stay focused and stay grounded. Just be you. And don’t forget, other people’s opinions of you is none of your business.
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