Help, there’s a shark in the house!
I watch Shark Tank almost every day. There’s always an episode on somewhere, usually reruns that I’ve already seen, but I watch them anyway because the energy of the show is so darn contagious. In fact, I’m watching Shark Tank right now as I type this blog post. The show features ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things in business and it’s fun to see the companies they’ve created, often from a simple idea. Shark Tank entrepreneurs come on the show to pitch their business idea with the hope of getting an investment and a strategic partner from one or more of the sharks. Some will get a deal, others won’t. Some will go on to be successful and others will fail. It’s all part of the game.
As far as I’m concerned just pitching your business on a TV show that reaches 4+ million viewers is extraordinary enough. I don’t think I could do it. I had stage fright decades ago giving a speech to a handful of barter companies. When I finally started speaking you couldn’t get me off the stage.
But seriously, Shark Tank offers hope to entrepreneurs who want to build a business, and the show inspires anyone who has ever had a business idea and felt they couldn’t do it. And that’s the theme of today’s blog post. We can do whatever we want to do if we believe we can. It’s a simple concept and one worth repeating.
We can do whatever we want to do if we believe we can.
That’s right, go ahead and ask yourself if what you’re doing today is helping you to reach your goals. Ask with an open mind and answer with an open heart. Excuses don’t count. I was the Queen of excuses and it took 74 years to realize that nobody cares about excuses. Results are all that matters. We don’t need to pitch our ideas to anyone but ourselves, and we certainly don’t need to seek validation from anyone else.
If there’s a shark in the house let it be you.
It doesn’t matter if you’re starting a business or an exercise program or you’re looking for love. Pitch your idea to yourself repeatedly every day. Write it on a piece of paper and place it so it’s the first thing you see in the morning and the last thing you see at night. Give gratitude for all the treasures you have and include the treasures you’re wishing for. Focus on what you want and not on what you don’t have. Trust in the Universe and watch what happens.