You have to go down the chute . . .

You can't be that kid ....

“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it.

  You have to go down the chute.”

– Tina Fey

One primary attribute of entrepreneurs is the ability to ACT without hesitation. Not that entrepreneurs don’t think, analyze and run risk/benefits in their heads. But they tend not to overthink until they miss the window.

But sometimes – as we mature, experience the results of a few fails, have more to protect, responsibility for more livelihoods – we tend to waiver, to become more tentative, more likely to spend our 3AMs overthinking and second-guessing.

Peter Drucker once said:

“People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.”

One source of anxiety is fear of the unknown, and procrastination tends to prolong that fear.

So, once you’ve done your analysis, gotten good feedback, and gut-checked your intuition…

…give yourself permission for a big ‘woo-hoo’ and go for it!

Turn your attention from ‘what if?’ to ‘how?’ – and enjoy the ride!


It’s lonely at the top. Sometimes entrepreneur/ owners need a kindred spirit who has been on a similar journey, who can listen, honor confidences, and who understands both the business and personal sacrifices – and what it means to make solid business decisions when you’re totally at risk.

Get in Touch when you’re ready to talk.  


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