When the going gets…well…

This Christmas I gave one of my colleagues the book “How To Lead A Quest: A guidebook for Pioneering Leaders” by Jason A. Fox to one of my colleagues.

There was a reason why I wanted to gift the – hands down – best business book, I have ever read: Because everything it says is both true and so, so important to hear and know when you’re trying to do something really hard.

And that is exactly the position you’re in, when you’re trying to build a startup or just something new. You’re in a place, where you aspire to great success eventually, but where every day is more likely filled with grueling thoughts about all the different ways, what you’re currently trying to achieve will never happen.

When you’re in that situation it can be so tempting to just give in, give up and close shop. But of course thats not what you should do and not what most aspiring entrepreneurs with more than a childish fascination of being his own boss and one day become super rich do.

Why? Because feeling like shit when you’re trying to create something new and out of the ordinary is normal.

Brutally normal.

The book says so. So it must be – and is – true.

Think of that when you feel the urge to take what seems like the easy but totally shortsighted part.

PS: Again, a huge THANK YOU to the good Anders Toxboe for recommending this amazing book to me in the first place.

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A ‘bible’ on your quest

If you are working on creating anything new, anything outside the norm, you know that it can be a daunting task. You know that it can feel impossible at times, and you know that you can get to the point where you really doubt what you’re doing, and how to proceed with confidence.

Thankfully, there is a great book to support you in your quest. And yes, it is in fact called “How to Lead a Quest”, and it is written by Dr. Jason Fox. I highly recommend it. It is both a super guide, a great inspiration and – at times – a great comfort.

Not only will you get to see that the ups and downs you and your project(s) go through are totally normal and actually a part of the plan and of doing it right. And there are lots and lots of tips and tricks for how to operate, how to set yourself goals, achieve meaningful progress and adapt to core habits of making sure, you stay on the path.

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