Apr 02 2011


If you’re not


charging forward,


you may be


wearing blinders


 …or maybe you’re just not


  an entrepreneur after all.


More than simply a southern United States colloquialism (meaning to finish an action, to complete the job at hand), the “Git R Done” expression could realistically be the motto for entrepreneurs everywhere.

There is no greater thrust of urgency in business than the entrepreneurial pursuit of making an idea work, of making something happen . . . of getting the job done.

If you are genuinely serious about starting up a (or numerous) business venture(s) –especially in this continually failing economy (and don’t believe the figures being tossed out by mainstream media’s talking heads to the contrary)– you must be willing to arm yourself with an action attitude.

This means, among other things, that the kinds of delay tactics exercised by 9.9 of every 10 lawyers is not going to be a productive approach for you. (And, by the way, you know when you’re doing tasks of avoidance, right?)

Having an “Action Attitude” means that you need to get your act together to the point where offering excuses (of any kind) doesn’t cut it.

It means that it’s time (assuming you’re still with me on this) to stop dilly-dallying (You like that expression? Came from my mother!). It’s time to take your show on the road.

It’s time to stop studying and analyzing and worrying about “what if?” It’s time to follow Nike’s advice, and just do it!

There’s an old TV beer commercial that proclaimed “You only go around once in life!”

Hey, maybe you do, maybe you don’t.

But –for sure– you only get one chance at a first impression, a first new business launch, a first new product line extension, or a first new revenue stream, or new service offering.

Yes, there is always (With appreciative thanks to “The Chairman of the Board,” alias “Mr. Blue Eyes,” Frank Sinatra, who maybe you’ve never heard of, but who sang a big-time song to the cause of )”The Second Time Around.”

And “things” can be easier the second time around, but they’re never the same, and can never have the same first-time impression.

You’ve got an idea you believe in? Give it

substance. Polish it up. Test it. Launch it.

If you’re going to exercise big-time effort trying to justify yourself, trying to raise “enough money to do it right” or trying to swamp the competition in one fell swoop (now there’s an image!), you are probably going to live a happier life working for a corporate giant or plodding government agency.

Certainly –under those circumstances–

“entrepreneurship” doesn’t ring a bell! 

If any of what’s here seems in the least bit discouraging, odds are pretty good that you are somehow blocking yourself from being venturesome, from taking reasonable risks.

You could be harboring fears that will prevent you from making your ideas work. You may be blocking your own success. Work at it. Or see a shrink.

But don’t charge forward with blinders on.

# # #

Hal@Businessworks.US or 931.854.0474

 “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance!” [Thomas Jefferson]
Thanks for visiting. Go for your goals. God Bless You.

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Mar 20 2010






for doing tasks


of avoidance,


nor will you get


the time back!


     The trouble is that ONLY you know what truly constitutes a task of avoidance, and ONLY you know when your time’s awastin’, which serves to underscore that being true to yourself is yet one more ONLY to think about– being true to yourself is the ONLY way to run a business and live life to the fullest.

     ONLY? Well, assuming you accept that there’s no suggestion intended here to be selfish in terms of dealing with others, and that one needs to be oriented toward strengthening oneself (i.e., one’s SELF), consider the alternatives for a minute and you’ll certainly agree.

     Even the world’s greatest givers — of love, of money, of opportunities, of freedom, of whatever counts — recognize and accept that they must somehow be able to give from a position of strength in order to be truly effective.

     If you are committed to a goal of giving money to the (fictitious) E-Charity Fund, and you donate at great personal sacrifice because table food is scarce and mortgage payments are behind, guess what? You’re not being blessedly generous; you’re being foolish.

     Once you’re able to catch up with your expenses and build a base of financial strength, you’ll be able to donate more, more often. Self-sacrifice is not a requirement for charitable giving. Sure, there are always those who will be in greater need than you, but if you fail to boost your own finances before giving money away, you may be setting yourself up to be joining the ranks those you seek to support. 

     Then what good will you be? 

     Do you need millions to justify donating thousands? No. But you need to not be teetering on the brink of bankruptcy or foreclosure before you saddle yourself with cash donations that could put you under. And that doesn’t mean that you are any less loving or caring or charitable a person.

     Back to rebates on wasted time: there are none.

     Granted that when the pressure’s on to get a report or presentation done, may not be the best time to go for a long walk or start plucking yellow leaves off of plants . . . or maybe it is! Creative-types often need to divert their physical selves to stimulate their conceptualization chambers in their brains. Walks and yellow leaves may be just the ticket!

     What’s the point? Like Smokey The Bear’s message that “ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT FOREST FIRES!” — ONLY you know yourself and your circumstances well enough to determine if you’re wasting time or not. And making that determination comes full circle back to the keynote message of the first paragraph above: To thine own self be true!  

     Oh, and by the way (i.e., btw), it’s a choice!  

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