In the past I’ve been scared of making mistakes that would cost me business (or various other things). I’m still concerned about it, don’t get me wrong, but I’m more willing to put myself out there and take a stab.

I’ve recently decided to make some shifts in my business. It’s certainly not easy, but I know it will be worth it for me and my clients. I’ve done my research on this and I’ve put in the effort to understand the implications both positive and negative. And I feel as if I’m finally working towards a much bigger goal than I have in the past. It feels really good to be in that place right now.

As you journey through your life as an entrepreneur, I encourage you to not be afraid of failing. Sure, take precaution and calculated risks, but don’t be afraid to try something strange. It when we play on the edges of our comfort zones that we have the opportunity to grow the most.

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For the record, the best compliment I received today was from a potential client. He noted that my approach was very different. I like that for many reasons but mainly because my goal is to be set apart, to not blend in, to not follow all the rules. This simple statement was validation for me that where I’m headed is right for me and my future clients.