Going to work for myself has been one of the biggest risks Ive ever taken. Id worked for IBM for 14 years , and it was my first and only job. Yet I knew that I wanted to help others succeed, and to do that, I had to take some chances and make changes in my life. I risked my money, my time, and my future, knowing that if I didnt, Id never move toward my ultimate goal. Taking the gamble was well worth it, as my career as a motivational speaker has turned out even better than I ever fantasized it would. Going after my dream enabled me to meet new people and make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. At the same time, while I have impacted their lives, many of these people have greatly affected me as well.
Looking back on it, my risks seem really small in comparison to the giant rewards Ive reaped as a result of taking those leaps of faith.