What do Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, Howard Schultz, Richard Branson, and Elon Musk, all have in common? They’re all liars. What do I mean by that? What I mean by that, is they are truly successful entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs are liars. They wake up one day, and they think, “What can be done?” But they haven’t quite figured out how to get it done yet. All they knew was that they had an idea. Their imagination ran wild of what the possibility of that idea could be. Then, they backed up that idea, with faith and desire. Then they surrounded themselves with a mastermind group of the right people to help them. They created and organized a plan. They had persistence because they were very clear about what they wanted and they kept pursuing, brainstorming with the right people until they figured it out. And so now, we have what they created.
Entrepreneurs are all liars in a good sense, because if they stood up on a pedestal and told you what they were planning on doing, 99% of the people on the planet would look at them and say, “It can’t be done. How are you going to do it?” Most of their answers would be; “Actually, I’m not sure, however, I know why I’m going to do it and I will eventually figure it out.” And in the end, they did exactly that; they figured it out.
Henry Ford, the V8 motor, an automobile for everybody. Thomas Edison, electricity. Steve Jobs, Apple. Howard Schultz, Starbucks. Richard Branson, flying into space. Elon Musk, the electric car, flying to Mars. If any of these folks, before that ever happened, told you their plans, you would say it’s impossible. You would say they’re a liar.
Entrepreneurs have all the grit, the desire, the faith, the belief, and then they create the mastermind along with the proper organized planning, mixed with their persistence finally pays off and the world says, “Bravo. Brilliant. Amazing.”
So, let’s applaud the liars. Let’s applaud the entrepreneurs because they first say it, then they go create it, so we can enjoy it.
COACH MICHAEL DILL is an Award-Winning Certified Business Coach, global speaker, and published author. He is a proud Action Coach Franchise partner as well as the President of Power & Ice Wealth Creation a strategic leadership company that works with business owners, leaders, teams, and entrepreneurs to both develop a systematized and structured organization while accelerating their mindset, efficiencies, and effectiveness to grow both personally and professionally to achieve extraordinary results. He brings more than 40 years of business and entrepreneurial experience in his leadership, team training, and mentoring practice. Businesscoachmichaeldill.com