I don’t want to ever suggest that you push too hard against the grain in life or business. However, if you know that you are on the path to your own greatness because you are following your passion, there can be great benefits, if you just keep going.
Full disclosure here: My business is just over 4 years old and is finally starting to earn me a living. Had I known in 2012 when I got started just how much work it would take to actually earn a living as a keynote speaker and presenter, I would never have signed up.
It was my ignorance and the feeling that, “I’m talented, so it will all just happen quickly for me” that kept me going. And while I can see now that I was right in one regard – I’ve got some talent – I really had NO IDEA about the sacrifices I’d have to make to get to where I am today. And I consider myself now, 4 years in to be at the beginning.
Today would have been my dear old Dad’s 80th birthday. On this journey there have been times of self-doubt, depression, anxiety and even despair. Having unstable income can be very stressful. Several months ago during one particularly low point, with tears streaming down my face, I held onto his ashes and asked out loud, “Dad, what should I do?”. And almost instantly I heard the answer:
“Just keep going”.
It was as if my late father was really speaking to me. Or maybe it was my unconscious mind, or some other form of divine insight. Whatever it was, I got the message, and I kept going. I like to think that the message came from Dad. After all, it is something that he said in life too.
So now that I am at what I consider to be the beginning – the beginning of reaching larger audiences, the beginning of being truly focussed on my purpose, the beginning of helping more people – I’d like to share this VIDEO about how important it can be to just keep going. Enjoy.
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Tony Esteves is an international inspirational speaker and facilitator who brings play back into the workplace. A Professional Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, he helps people use their Unexpected Connections and Creativity to move their careers and businesses forward. He is a published author, a videographer and a member of Le Cirque de la Nuit – a Calgary based circus. Connect with Tony for a meaningful face-to-face conversation.
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