It’s a great time of the year. The air is crisp. The nighttime sky smiles at you as the stars shine their brilliance. And the season begs for attention as the trees begin to drop their colorful leaves.
I guess I love this time of the year cuz I know for certain the summer and its sweltering heat waves are finely coming to a close. Thank God! Now don’t get me wrong I do enjoy the summer months. But this one was like living in a kiln (minus the dryness)!
But there’s something about Fall that really catches my attention. It's Halloween and firing up the backyard fire pit that’s like no other.
It's yet another reason to crack open a frosty and throw some delectable treats on the grill.
Oh and don’t get me started about hot tubing with some Barenaked Ladies. What are you crazy? Geeze, pull your head out of the gutter already! I’m talking about the Canadian alternative rock band! I’m a happily married man here!
Yea, I’m hooked!
But there’s also something else about fall that reels me in—Ambition! Yeah, you read that right—Ambition. What does ambition have to do with the fall season?
Fall gets me fired up to make great things happen. It sort of gets my entrepreneurial juices flowing. It's a time to put into play those new projects that have been stewing all summer long.
What’s more I tend to somehow, somewhere find the fuel to feed my ambition. What about you?
Maybe it’s the cool air. Or the awesome sky at night. Maybe it’s the time in front of a mesmerizing fire pit watching the fire do its mysterious dance. Or maybe, just maybe its veggin out and letting my mind wander while soaking in the hot tube with--well you know!
Who knows? All I know is that it seems to be the right combination to get my ass in gear and get things done.
Oh, I can hear you now—“Sure Em! Guzzling beer, steeping in the hot tube and gazing into the fire pit fuels your ambition.”
Damn right!, I say. Those magical ingredients were in play just today and behold a new blog post!
See it works! You should try it sometime.
And the marketing lesson here? Well, I’m not entirely sure. But I do believe we all need something to fire us up. We all need purpose and something to shoot for.
Every journey starts with that first spark that comes from within. Motivation and persistence are the basic keys to success both in everyday living and business.
Once lit you must do everything to keep it going. Soon you’ll find good things start to snowball. Solutions and resources magically appear where before never seem to exist.
So here’s my challenge to everyone reading this post: Get going on something that fires you up. Don’t wait till it’s the “right time” or when all the stars in the universe are in perfect alignment because there ain’t no such thing as the perfect anything.
Life is about living and living is about doing. No matter what. It’s about riding the tides in and out. It’s about the good, bad and the ugly.
Now is the time to get that project started you’ve been dreaming of. Now is the time to start that business you’ve always wanted to start but felt like you didn’t have enough money or resources.
Heck some of the most successful people I’ve known or studied started something worthwhile when they didn’t have a pot to piss in, had no formal education (many didn’t even complete high school) and were deep, deep in debt.
What’s your excuse? Get busy and start living!
Emette E. Massey