Opening The Door

I just spent the last few days at Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival.  As always when I am around musicians, I was reminded of how important it is to have passion and purpose for what we do. Musicians who are actually out and playing in front of people, have a tremendous amount of passion and determination (that's the definition for grit...) and courage.  I keep comparing playing music to what all of us heart-centered entrepreneurs have to do:

  1. Be inspired and be present to it
  2. Believe (and keep believing) that you have a message that is worth sharing
  3. Have the courage to create your message
  4. Take action and take that message out to the people
  5. Keep learning and keep getting better at delivering that message
  6. Consider all failure feedback, and believe it is a temporary setback that will allow you to create a better plan
  7. And, most importantly, YOU HAVE TO LOVE IT!

With all entrepreneurs, if any of these parts don't intersect, success will not come easily.  The most important part is beginning.

I think Rumi described the process quite perfectly:

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don’t go back to sleep.

From Unseen Rain