As an entrepreneur, I know that one of the greatest obstacles to be faced is one’s own fear. A step needs to be taken. There are million reasons why one should do something, and in the minds of an entrepreneur, there are often another million for why one can’t.
For some, this fear is a figment of their imagination, while for others it is a keen awareness of the challenge itself. It comes from the guts, buries itself deep into the deepest recesses of the brain, and for some it is paralyzing. To truly overcome it, there are no shortcuts.
A team needs to be built. A “minimal viable product” needs to be launched.
It is a process that I am at constant battle with, be it launching something new or working to improve one of the platforms or projects that are already out there, because as “the entrepreneur”, I often feel like every element needs to be perfect. Something that is perhaps less so with existing platforms, but when it comes to taking a new step, it really doesn’t get any easier.
For fear to be overtaken, a full step has to be taken.
With that in mind, I am happy to announce that with the launch of this post (and the video above it) a new project is ready.
It is a project that isn’t exactly new, as it is something I have been playing with and trying to get it “just right”, but I realized that what I was doing was stalling.
It wasn’t that the clips weren’t ready. I wasn’t. Something my good friend Brian Tam of Let’s Make Great! called me out on during our interview, about the power of fear to paralyze.
So here it is, #Entrepreneurs4Good, a series of videos about entrepreneurs whose mission it is to solve the challenges faced and are gracious enough to share their stories about their work.
It is a project that for me has been really inspiring, and I honestly hope that you will be as inspired by these individuals as I have been. Inspired by their vision, their action, or just their raw courage to overcome their fears to take their first steps towards building organizations whose mission is to solve the challenges we face.
They are great people who are doing their best to do great things, and I hope that these clips do them justice!
A couple of requests.
- If you are inspired by a particular story, or feel that others could be, please share with those who feel will be affected or interested by the clip!
- If you know someone whose story you think could inspire others, please introduce me to them. My initial plan is to cover the APAC region, but as my travels take me to other parts of the world, I will be taking time out to meet people and you introductions would be extremely valuable.
With that, I hope that you will enjoy (or already have enjoyed) the clip .. and if you’d like to see more, please visit my Youtube Channel.
Hope all is well and have a great weekend!