February 20, 2019 - JOLT - Are your ideas worth birthing? - CareerGuy.com

February 20, 2019 – JOLT – Are your ideas worth birthing?

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Feb 20

“Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions.”- John Di Lemme

A good idea…

and a $1.85 will get you a cup of coffee.

A good idea with action will get you moving.

A good idea, with action, plus accountability will get you playing.

And, playing accountably with others brings ideas to results.

When it comes to entrepreneurship, many are too scared by statistics to take action on their good ideas. Sure, the SBA says 96% of all new businesses fail within 10 years…but I take issue with the word “fail.”

A 2013 study in the Journal of Applied Psychology says that real growth and learning actually comes from things not working out (i.e., “failure”), coming to assessments and conclusions based on those “mistakes,” and then implementing those new learnings in future situations.

The truth is that many successful entrepreneurs have a string of “failures” behind them. They start, fail, and start again. With persistent assessment and learnings, some reach success.

The question is, are you willing to get on that roller coaster for the thrill of the ride and the satisfaction of having played?

If so, you want to fill the other cars with fellow ride enthusiasts, because roller coasters are best enjoyed with others who will hear you scream and catch you if you start to fall out.

For those local to Southern California, there will be an entrepreneur accountability group starting up in March, with introductory events happening the next two Mondays. See the details by clicking either link:

Whether your good idea is to create a business or otherwise shift life, keeping it to yourself will ensure an early grave.

Find folks to hold you to account for the idea graciously given you. Give it action. Give it accountability. Give it life.

Want to bring an inspiration to life? Schedule a free 15min chat, or go here for a menu of everything from career to business to life-purpose support services. Every inspiration deserves its birth canal.

Got idea birthright?

“On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable.”- Joe Dumars

About the Author

DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.