Can you handle the truth?

by Miss Mentor on March 6, 2008

So in the vein of Jack Nicholson’s famous rant, “…You can’t handle the truth!” I share the following:

“The cost of failure, successful people know from experience, is very modest compared to the cost of inaction. Failure means you are smarter the next time. Inaction means there is no next time. There is only a lifetime of unhappiness – first of worry and then of regret.” – Michael Masterson
Don’t make a life of regret. Take action.

I recently had an Aunt chide me for not having a “real job.” I suppose she meant working for someone else, but the reality is, I have 3 employees who depend on me not having a “real job.” For what it’s worth, my family can’t understand that I am actually really enjoying self employment – one of the perils of an academic and professional (i.e. lawyers and doctors) family.

So if you are considering a blast into your own entrepreneurial adventure, I whole-heartedly support you. Do make the proper preparations, but once you have, damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead! Get to it!

Want to read more of Masterson’s work? Try his ezine Early to Rise or one of his books on Amazon.

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Keri Eagan September 27, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Masterson’s work sounds interesting. I agree with the cost of inaction being higher than the cost of failure and suspect that what holds people back is that they never stop to compare the two.

Keri Eagan
Anything Alternative

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Baby Boomer Dating Expert October 7, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Hi Miss Mentor,

um, when married or in a couple, certainly get buy in. And I LOVE that quote from Masterson. However, with our families, it’s like the quote from the Bible that a prophet is despised in his own town, sort of a “can’t get no respect” a la Rodney Dangerfield, so I don’t recommend to women that they IMMEDIATELY tell their families what they are doing when they start their own business. Because their families may take a patronizing view of it. And think of it as your pet project. And utter pejorative little statements which undermine the fragile self-confidence we have in the first of building up one’s own business. Once you have something of a track record. Some clients… then tell them…. sideways sorta…. “Those projects I’ve been doing these past 6, 9, 12 months… they’ve grown into a full-fledged business. I’m staying with it for now….” when you earn your first million, take them dinner and then tell them you own a corporation! lol

Happy Dating and Relationships,

April Braswell

Single Baby Boomer Dating Success Expert

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