Saturday, August 15, 2009

Those Nuts Won't Go Crack Themselves or If You Want Something; You Better Go Get It

It's easy to give mental assent to the idea that no one hands you anything in life. That you have to work for it. That you have to sweat for it. That you have to build into it so long and so hard that you're going to doubt yourself and your ability and that you'd dearly like to give up and quit.
Welcome to the real world.
If you think you might have any dogged determination like that, then good! Congratulations- because when you decide to be an entrepreneur- that mind set will be put to an acid test. If you do not have tenacity, you will either have to learn it or throw in the proverbial towel. I'd say I come by it naturally, the rest, I learned because, as necessity is the mother of invention- I had to.
Once, while I was learning to build my first business, a woman called me, under her breath, a "pushy broad". Some one else might have taken that as an insult. I took it as a great compliment!
No one handed me anything that I have and do now. I thought it up and I went out and got it and unapologetically at that.


  1. Don't know much about cracking nuts, but my balls have been broken enough in this tough city that it is a good compliment to be pushy and not being pushed. Veryy cool blog.

  2. Coming from you, King of New York Hacks, THAT is a great affirmative! Bless your heart. I used to live in N.Y. and also, CT. Yikes, talk about tough, talk about cold. I'm a better *chick* 4 it tho.