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Taking Responsibility for Your Business: If You End Up With a Bucket...

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"Tom, if you wind up with a bucket of shit at the end of all this, you've nobody to blame but yourself." This is the motivational talk my dad, a hard but fair man, hit me with when I was panicking. I do not mean I was a little nervous or marginally out of my comfort zone. I mean I was scared beyond recognition.

 

business, crossfit business, opening a crossfit, new crossfit, gym businessYou see, I'm a dreamer. I like the big stuff and I particularly love proving people wrong. This can get you into trouble sometimes. This makes you do dumb things like take a lease on a 3,500 square foot unit you cannot afford, during the country’s economic collapse, in order to provide a service nobody else in the country is offering. Making decisions like this leaves you with some funny stuff:

 

  • Not being able to sleep and having the shakes.
  • Feeling like you are going to throw up when the realization of what you got involved in washes over you.
  • A big dirty shed with no money, no equipment, and a promise made to two other people who trusted that you could get them somewhere special.

 


 

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