Traits Of A Fearless Entrepreneur #6 – Peace And Clarity Of Vision

Most unsuccessful people believe that they suffer from bad luck or Murphy’s Law. Successful entrepreneurs believe that the world is conspiring to help them achieve their goals.

I was recently interviewed on this topic and asked if this principle has played a part in my success in building connections, partnerships and ultimately reaching my goals?

My answer was this.

My principles go much deeper than an impersonal “law of nature” or the “law of reciprocity”.  My life verse comes from Psalm 139 that says that from the foundation of the earth, every day of my life was ordered.  I was created to be the very person that I am and to come across the paths of those that can help me achieve my goals, my hopes, and my dreams.  

The nice thing about that perspective is that I just have to wake up every day and be guided by peace and clarity of vision for the day.  That doesn’t mean everything will go smoothly and that there will be no obstacles or no chaos.

Like this picture of the path that is flooded, I can take off my magic shoes (see yesterday’s blog) and walk on through.    

I can walk through difficult situations (including a spectacular business failure resulting in a significant personal loss) with complete assurance that there is something on the other side of those mountains and that I will be stronger by emerging on the other side.  

I believe that people are attracted to people who are peaceful about their situation and who have that clarity of vision to know how to persevere, no matter the circumstance.

Do you have that peace and clarity of vision about your venture? 

Is your path currently flooded or is there a mountain in front of you that seems impossible to climb?

Ask for help.  You’ll be amazed who comes across your path.


Chicke Fitzgerald
Chicke Fitzgerald
Chicke spent the first half of her career working for industry leading travel distribution technology and telecom companies. If you have ever made a travel booking online or checked in for a flight, chances are Chicke worked for one of the companies that pioneered that technology. The second half has been spent turning trip tech and travel storytelling on its head. She formed Solutionz in 1996. Solutionz is the smart trip technology leader behind the TripProximity smart trip widget. TripProximity is a B2B widget that integrates online trip planning next to "the reason" motivating the trip. We help businesses, venues and events better serve visitors who need a hotel nearby and we enhance enterprise systems that are used regularly by potential travelers. TripProximity's innovative distribution strategy and technology capabilities set it apart from the rest. Since 1996, we've brought innovative thought to the challenges facing the travel and technology industries. Chicke builds companies and has invested over $1.2m on her own, plus she has raised $6m in investment capital. Recognized as a game changer. Her investment actions reflect her commitment to innovation and her principles. She is also an investor in Solutionz Innovations, venue and event based trip planning, Rich Media Exchange, digital asset marketing and management. Chicke's faith and courage is core to her identity, as is giving back and mentoring others to discover their radical sense of purpose. Chicke is a newly minted author of the Game Changer, an allegorical business novel and hosts a podcast of the same name, focused on innovation and growth strategies. Whether in her own ventures or those of her clients, her business focus is growth - 360-degree growth in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments. Growth is achieved by ditching the status quo and by listening to the front lines. They know the customer.

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  1. And it’s asking for help that stops so many of us, Chicke, isn’t it? We’re grownups. We’re smart. But we often forget that no one is smart in everything! So asking for help is one way to be even smarter; knowing that others want to help, love to help, and will help can make it easier to ask.

    So says the queen of “I can do it myself.” OK, I’m working on it. Honest.

    • Yes Susan, we just have to decide that we have to ask. Then watch what happens!!! I recently asked for help when things stalled in my business. It is great to see the results.

    • Funny how that works, Chicke, isn’t it?

      I was a dedicated and committed Lone Ranger all through my growing up years, and the wisdom and understanding of asking for help took a loooooooooong time to settle in me in a good way. Now I’m able to (almost) cheerfully admit that I don’t know nearly as much as I need to in many areas, and that’s what friends and colleagues are for!

      You know where to find me if need be, right?

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