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August 1, 2011 - Comments Off on Open Letter To An Entrepreneur

Open Letter To An Entrepreneur

I like to think that I'm ready to tackle the big challenges of building a startup like funding, marketing, team building and more. But I'm not. I'm happy to fight in the trenches (and change the design every week), but when it comes to running across the battlefield, I'm shit scared.

Hey Diesel, get over it.

I've been reading recently about the entrepreneurs who build successful companies better after failures. In fact, my whole life I have been preparing for big challenges and have changed my mindset to accept failure as a positive form of growth. I actually enjoy the challenge of failure and get excited by change.

But even still, there's that niggling feeling pulling me back into the trenches, telling me to focus on defeating the enemy with long-range tactics.

Hey Diesel, get out of the house.

While I do feel that in many cases building the product is more important than talking about the product, I know now is the time to step up. Now is the time to take to the battlefield, meet other entrepreneurs, build connections with Angels and VC's, inspire others to join our team and get the Barkles name out there.

Hey Diesel, stop waiting for them to come to you.

I know. It's imperative I change my ways and jump into this head on. And it's not like I haven't been pushing for this day to come.

Hey Diesel, just do it.

You're right. I have been striving for this day ever since I knew I wanted to build a business. But-

Hey Diesel, no more excuses.