Is Making The Leap Really That Scary?

Becoming an entrepreneur is perceived to be one of the hardest things most people do in their lives.

I say perceived to be because it really isn’t as harrowing as most people make it out to be.

When I was in the Navy, our boat was designed to sink…

I was a submariner after all.

But on one occasion our boat was actually sinking when we didn’t want it to! Systems were going haywire and someone had messed up…big time!

The lives of 130 crewmen were at stake, and it was up to our team to fix the situation fast!

We managed to get propulsion back and force the boat back to the surface where we all breathed in a huge sigh of relief, but there were a few moments when we weren’t sure if we’d make it.

Now, that’s a truly scary thought…sinking in the middle of the ocean in a giant black steel tube filled with a nuclear reactor an missiles…

But the thought of becoming an entrepreneur was even scarier to me!

At least in the Navy they had trained us to handle situations like that.

In the “civilian” world, there is no real training for becoming an entrepreneur. Everyone’s journey is a little different, but no less scary.

When I first attempted to make that leap, I was still in the Navy.

It didn’t turn out as expected…

In fact, it bruised my ego so bad that it took years to recover and try again. That’s a story for another day.

But here’s the thing…

You’ve probably been through some tough times in your life.

Maybe you’ve had a few near misses or close calls, or even a dance with death…

Whatever the case is, you’re still here. You survived!

And the fact is that making that leap to becoming an entrepreneur isn’t going to hold a candle to the challenges you’ve faced in your life.

More than anything, it’s the idea of becoming an entrepreneur that is scary…

Not the day to day act of starting or running a business.

That parts actually pretty boring…

Just like life on a submarine. Boring most of the time with some incredibly exciting moments scattered throughout!

If you’re just getting started or you’ve been around for a while, you’re in the right place.

Our goal at Angel Investors Network is to help you get from where you are to where you want to be faster.

Just stick around, and keep sticking your neck out there…

Good things are bound to happen as long as you keep at it!

To Your Freedom!

Jeff Barnes

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