Choose Your Own Adventure
Have you ever read one of those books that had a multitude of endings depending on the decisions you made throughout the story? If you chose to take a ladder instead of the stairs you might miss a serious booby trap or find a hidden room. Life is kind of like a choose-your-own-adventure book. Make the right decision and you’ll avoid difficult obstacles; make the wrong decision and you might be stuck on a path of boredom. Most decisions are reversible or fixable, but you have to make a decision to continue on with the story—or you’ll be stuck wondering.
Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
Every door you open makes the next one easier—as in, every decision you make, makes the next decision easier. When we launched our online store we did it to see where it would take us and allowed things to evolve naturally from there. The idea of our store lead us to hiring more help. It pushed us to start our first blog, to get into inspirational speaking and then launch our motivational kicks blog.
Yes, you could argue that not all of those things came out of the idea of a store… but one thing does tend to lead to another and deciding to launch the store was the continuation of our desire to try another something new. Adding new people to the team increased our thinking power and diversifying into a store expanded the scope of our audience. Every shift helps keep us on our toes.
We’re Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
The more we try new things, the more we like trying new things. We’re addicted to the excitement of change and uncertainty. If you don’t believe that you can increase your tolerance to discomfort, we recommend that you test our theory by trying something new every week for a year. It could be life changing for you and your business.
Action Always Outshines Thought
Explore possibilities with more than thoughts. Thinking about launching an online store is different than going through the learning curve of actually doing it. We had to source products and manufacturers. We needed to decide on what would be in the store and work on designs. Then we had to put our money where our hearts were and invest in the inventory. Thinking doesn’t compare to actually putting in the work needed to make something happen.
Dream, Dream, Do, Do
We believe that we can have almost anything we want if we’re willing to put in the work. We thought it would be fun to start our own business and it is, but it’s tough work too. What’s your big dream? Children dream of castles in the clouds and we decided that as adults we wanted our own castle in the clouds, but our castle would be a lifestyle brand.
Keep dreaming and keep doing.