Every entrepreneur needs to be able to absorb the body blows

The Innovative path is never straight.  There are twists and turns, obstacles, and seemingly insurmountable boulders and blockages.  Some days, we are filled with excitement from the adrenaline rush trying to create something remarkable.  Other days, we are filled with anxiety and self doubt from any number of things that will go wrong trying to create something remarkable.

When we feel like we’ve been punched in the stomach, we can try humming:

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
“Let it be”

We are all sensitive.  We all have feelings.  We all have weak stomach muscles. We may retreat to the couch and wallow away for a few hours or a night, but something inside us wakes us the next morning, and we get up, and get right back at it.  We entrepreneurs are driven to create.

Entrepreneurs can’t let it be.


  • “That which blocks our path creates a new path.”  The obstacle is the Way, Ryan Holliday
  • “Embrace Constraints.  Constraints are advantages in disguise, as they allow us to think creatively”, Rework, Jason Fried & David Hansson
  • “Recognition is a huge step.  Some avoid what’s bothering them, or can’t even isolate it”  How to untangle the wires in your head, Glenn Auerbach
  • “Knowing that you’re facing a Dip is the first step in getting through it.”, The Dip, Seth Godin

We entrepreneurs need to be able to absorb the body blows.