Are you ready to jump?

Fear is the best motivator. Do it scared.

Fear is the best motivator. Do it scared. Your gift will make room for you.


By Chanda Temple 

A few days ago, a friend was at a crossroads as he debated what to do next in his career.

He wanted to play it safe by staying in his current position instead of branching out and starting his own business. Unsure of what to do, another friend suggested he watch a popular video by talk show host and Family Feud game show host Steve Harvey. In it, Harvey challenges his Family Feud audience to jump off the cliff of life into their destiny when they are contemplating a major move.

“Every successful person in this world has jumped,” Harvey says in the video. “Eventually, you are going to have jump. You cannot just exist in this life. You’ve got to try to live. If you are waking up thinking that there has got to be more to your life than it is. Man believe that it is… .. But to get to that life, you are going to have to jump.”

To see the whole video, go here. To see Harvey’s Top 10 Rules for Success, go here.

While these words about “jumping” are pretty inspiring, I caution folks to think before they take that leap. It’s also good to have a prayer and a plan.

Ideas are good to have, but without a detailed plan and a method to fund that plan, one is bound to falter.

Millionaire businessman Marcus Lemonis of CNBC’s “The Profit” breaks down preparation for being an entrepreneur in 10 digestible steps. If you are wondering if you should quit your job and run your own business, for example, pray about it and then watch Lemonis’ video about entrepreneurship. It will surely make you think, research and plan before you jump.

To see Lemonis’ Top 10 Rules for Success, go here.

Chanda Temple is a veteran reporter now working in public relations. She blogs at Follow her on Twitter at @chandatemple.

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