This weekend, I took a much-needed break and enjoyed time with my younger two children. They have been wanting to go see Sing: The Movie since they first saw the previews and, I’ll be honest, I was a little excited to go see it, as well.
Overall, I thought it was a great movie and as I was watching it there were points that, believe it or not, truly aligned with my entrepreneurial journey.
The resounding theme from the movie was if you have something you want to do – kick fear, excuses and naysayers to the side and just DO IT. There will be obstacles to overcome but living your dream and working in your purpose is worth the time and sacrifice. You’ll never know how great you could have been if you continue to talk about your dreams and never take action.
3 Takeaways for Entrepreneurs
1 – Those we love the most may not recognize or accept this journey we’re on.
There were two characters in the movie that had conflicts within their family accepting their dream to sing: one was a stay-at-home-mom …err, pig and the other came from a family of criminals but wanted to live his dream of being a singer.
In the case of the mom, she felt like she was just existing. Kids, husband, cleaning, cooking, repeat. I know so many mompreneurs that feel that way. THIS Mompreneur still has moments where I still struggle with feeling as though I am more than the woman who cleans, cooks and shows up for PTO events.
There is no magic answer.
I will say, that as I became more vocal with my successes and actions – sharing on my social media platforms, talking about them, inviting family to come and support – my family became more accepting.
2 – On the other hand, sometimes those we love the most may want our success more than we do.
It’s important and essential to recognize why you’re on this journey – is it because YOU want it or because others feel you should have it? I have spoken with many struggling entrepreneurs that realize they are doing work that others feel they would be great in but it isn’t what they truly want to do. However, because it is comfortable and stress-free, they continue on but they are not content.
3 – “Don’t let fear stop you from doing the thing you love.”
This one sentence summarizes my word this year and the inspiration behind it – BOLD. So often, we stop before we even begin because of fear. Fear of failure, fear of criticism, fear of losing and, even, fear of succeeding.
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