Believe In Yourself

 “The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you figure out why.”   ~ Mark Twain

In a recent episode of the television show Shark Tank, a would be shark partner was under tough pressure from billionaire shark Mark Cuban.

Cuban accused him of flitting from one business to another, of not having the kind of stick-to-itiveness required of a successful entrepreneur.

This guy came back and when pressed for a deal by the other sharks held his ground.  Eventually he won over Cuban with his toughness, proving on-the-spot just how much he did believe in himself.

There was a lot that resonated with me about that deal, and I’d like to explore it in another conversation, however one thing that impressed me was how this entrepreneur demonstrated right there on the program how much he believed in himself and his business.

And that’s the lesson I’d like to share with you.

The life of an ethical entrepreneur has its share of challenges to your vision, how you see the world and how you aim to have a positive impact in it.

If you don’t believe in yourself or your business, who else will?

As Dan Sullivan says entrepreneurs are always selling, and probably the most important person they need to sell is themselves.

By the way I love Dan’s definition of selling:

“Selling is getting someone intellectually engaged in a future result that’s good for them, and emotionally committed to take action to achieve the result.”

How strong is your belief in yourself and your vision of the future?  Are you selling yourself on a much better future?

These are great questions to ask as you start thinking about and mapping out 2014.

In which, I wish for you nothing but wild success.