Aloha and Happy Wonder Wednesday!
Nobody said it was going to be easy. In fact, my father loved to tell me, “If following your dreams were easy, everyone would do it.”
“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” – Nolan Bushnell
Starting a company, writing a book, going after your dreams in any capacity is a riveting roller coaster of emotions with tremendous highs and at times, difficult lows. One thing that has always helped us on our journey through the ups and downs is to remember, it’s not what happens to you, it’s how you react to what happens.
“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” ― George Bernard Shaw
Another great line from my father was, “On the good days, anybody can be you. It’s the bad days you get paid for.” Challenges, set-backs, missed opportunities, stumbles and falls; they are all part of the process. How one handles these dramas are what separates the good from the great.
As we know, wisdom can come from anyone. We asked this crowd pleasing busker what “Three Things” he had learned being a street performer. What he shares is a Harvard-Like Business School Lesson on what it takes to succeed in front of a live audience and in life.
Mahalo and Make It A Great Day!
Eric and The Team
PS- “Three Things” are quick video interviews with everyday people sharing extraordinary insights. We say hi to people at the beach, in line for coffee, at rest-stops, festivals, businesses, pretty much everywhere and ask them to share a little bit of their journey with us. The point of these conversations is to remind us: everyone has a story, wisdom can come from anyone, life is more enjoyable when shared.