Fortune favors the bold.
Be bold when others are scared.
A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are build for.
By definition bold means “beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action; imaginative.” And that is exactly what we need. During these difficult economic times, that is usually the last thing that entrepreneurs and business owners are thinking. Thoughts of just getting by or making it might influence entrepreneurs to embrace safe marketing strategies or conventional products and services. However, this is not what the economy needs. There are millions of Americans and people across the world that are in need of innovative and creative entrepreneurs to be brazen, be daring, and be audacious.
Did you know that over 50% of companies on the 2009 Fortune 500 list were founded during a similar economic time or bear market?
This is the time for entrepreneurs to look at the clutter and shambles of the broken economy and demand and dictate solutions which will rebuild the American dream one brick at a time. Without a doubt, this is the time for entrepreneurs to be bold.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.