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Losses in the School of Entrepreneurship Success

November 2, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about experiencing in the school of entrepreneurial success.

Hi, folks. R. Shawn McBride here with you, talking about the losses in the school of entrepreneurial success. You know I was recently in a workshop headed by a lady named Patti Mora. Great individual, up in the Toronto area. She does workshops for Strategic Coach, where I’m a client. I’ve mentioned that before. It’s a coaching organization, founded by Dan Sullivan. They do great things. And she talked about the losses of the school of entrepreneurial success. Meaning, that those amounts that we’ve lost along the way, those amounts we’ve invested in failed ventures, in things we tried and didn’t work, these are the tuition for the school of entrepreneurial success.

Entrepreneurial success doesn’t come easily. It’s certainly difficult. And I know all of us have failed at different times. I have been hard pressed to find any entrepreneur that had a very smooth process to success. They did things wrong. They talked to the wrong people. They spent too much time on stuff. They built products that didn’t sell. All of these things that happened, you know, and that’s our tuition because it’s impossible to go to a regular college or university and learn the skills of entrepreneurship. This is really a trial by fire, trial, and error.

There’s certainly add-on resources you can get. You know, my lessons on empowerment and things that I do, the coaching that I provide, the coaches that I bought. These are add-ons. They certainly enhance the education. But a traditional university is not going to bring you the things you need to do.

So think about it. The money you’re investing, those trials and tribulations, the things you’re doing, that’s the tuition for the school of entrepreneurial success. And when you get to the other side, you’re going to unlock great value. So I encourage you to keep going. Keep the right perspective on your losses and challenges and frustrations, and know that you’re building to success. And that someday, things will start falling into place and you’ll start feeling peace, and happiness, and know that success is right around the corner, and greatness is going to happen.

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