Are You Ready to Be on the Path of Boldness?

I was recently on a podcast for women entrepreneurs. At the end of the show, the host asked what advice I would give other female entrepreneurs.

I said to Be Bold!  – in whatever way possible. Not where you were comfortable being bold. Where you are UNCOMFORTABLE being bold.

If you are comfortable, what’s the point of being bold if there is no follow-through?

The host said no one had ever given that piece of advice before. I was a bit surprised, however, looking at who I am and how I operate with myself as well as with clients, I am a bit rebellious and like being different from everyone around me. Not that I strive for that;  with me, it’s now natural.

Are you an expert in your field, whether an entrepreneur or corporate exec? Even those who have a corporate job, need to be bold. Especially these individuals, or they will be lost in the crowd.

Corporate Pros sometimes leave their jobs to start their own business. Shocking, right? No, it’s not shocking at all. People with experience who first go into the corporate environment eventually have the desire to go out on their own. An Apple employee/designer of the iPhone left Apple after thirty years. Guess who his first client is – Apple!

Some people who held onto their day job while starting big businesses:

  • Phil Knight spent five years selling his athletic shoes before leaving his full-time job in accounting. The company he started? Nike.
  • Sara Blakely developed her idea for Spanx over the course of years and kept her full-time job selling fax machines in the meantime. Forbes currently estimates Blakely’s net worth at $1 billion.
  • Markus Persson was a programmer who built video games on the side. He first put up Minecraft, unfinished, on a gaming portal. He kept his day job for a full year before committing to Minecraft full-time, eventually selling it to Microsoft for $2.5B

These people were bold with a capital B, yet they held on to their day jobs while going through the emotional and financial struggles of the entrepreneur. All while being bold. And brave; this is quite a combination.

Bravery is not a quality of the body. It is of the soul.

– Mahatma Gandhi

Once you start being bold and brave, your fear is gone. Your fear will no longer have power over you.

Joanne Victoria
Joanne Victoria
JOANNE VICTORIA is the author of 7 books including Lighting Your Path - How To Create the Life You Want and Vision With a Capital V - Create the Business of Your Dreams. Joanne lives in the Greater Seattle, WA area. After professions such as Real Estate Broker/Owner, CFO of an investment company, CFO and Sales & Marketing Director of a home-building company, owner of New Directions, a business development firm as well as Gemma & Bixley, a coaching and consulting company, Joanne was ready for her next adventure, helping Leaders & Entrepreneurs live the life they want. Joanne took her business and personal development expertise, added in several ounces of intuition and humor, along with studies in philosophy, Buddhism, and leadership, all to be the best-qualified Life Coach ever. Joanne Victoria is the host of the "The Sanity Project Podcast", and partners with Leaders & Entrepreneurs who want better Life/Work Harmony, more clarity, more confidence, more fun and more success in their lives.




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