(This is a guest post from my friend Matt Cheuvront. If you came to the Quitter Conference you remember Matt and his brilliant team!)
A few weeks ago I woke up at 3:45am, drove 30 minutes from Nashville to Brentwood, TN, and gathered with fellow hustlers, dreamers, thinkers, and doers for #5Club. Led by Jon, together we shared ridiculous goals, fears, and big dreams.
The takeaway? If you’re not willing to wake up insanely early to hustle and pursue a dream – then you haven’t found the right dream yet. Because the right dream is something you’ll make time for, no matter what.
Usually, we’re afraid to pursue our wildest, most ambitious ideas because fear wants to hold us back. Fear says, “You don’t have enough money,” “There isn’t enough time,” “You don’t have what it takes,” “Nobody believes in you.”
We’re deathly afraid of failure. Because failing sucks.
But you know what we’re also afraid of? We’re afraid of success. We’re afraid to start because it means that we may – you know – have to finish. And that can be pretty terrifying.
This time of year undoubtedly has us dreaming big, setting goals, making plans, and committing to resolutions for 2013.
Maybe you want to run a marathon. Maybe you want to make a movie. Maybe you want to start your own business. Maybe you want to sign up for pole-dancing classes. Maybe you want to get your book published – or heck – get your book written.
As you write down those resolutions, you’re going to be afraid that they’ll become a reality. And that’s okay. Write them down anyway.
And at the risk of a cheesy after-school-special-esque-segue, that’s why I’m here. I’m here to help you make those ideas possible in a real, tangible way.
Since we opened our doors at Proof in 2010, we’ve worked with over 150 businesses, organizations, and individuals in building and branding their ideas – helping each to tell their own unique and compelling story. Because as Jon so aptly put recently, “Branding is the story you tell about the story you live.”
Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur with a dream to get your business off the ground or a well-established entity, you have an exciting story to tell. We’re here to help you tell that story, to take away your excuses, and to give you a strong brand that lets you turn your dream into reality.
As I listened to the “ridiculous goals” of the folks at #5club, I walked away with the realization that no dream is too impossible to make happen.
And while you can’t control the journey, you can always control when you start.
If you’re ready to start – let’s chat about how we can work together. During the month of January, exclusive to the Jon Acuff community, we’re taking $500 off our LAUNCH branding package. Simply include the promo code “dreambig” when you apply. I can’t wait to hear from you.
Here’s to making 2013 the best year yet!