Guest post by Jason McDougall from Ironside Knights

If you had a business idea and someone offered to help you do all the hard work for you, help get your business up and running: what would be your response?

How good would it be if someone gave you proven instructions to help you get out of your current situation, guaranteed the return, and even offered to do the hard work for you. Would you take the leap?

I think sometimes we are scared, not confident in our abilities or just don’t want to see ourselves fail. But what if we could overcome that? When that person says to us: I will hold your hand every step of the way, get you up and running and ensure your success, and all you have to do is believe, what if we were able to take the risk?

Most of us say we would take it. But why is it then that most of us don’t?

Why is it that most of us are afraid: stuck where we are and not willing to step out and take a risk? Or we rationalise, thinking ‘I don’t have that person that will do it for me’. Ok, so I don’t either – but what if you spent an hour a week actually taking concrete steps towards your goals? After all it is only an hour – would you do it?

Take that risk, step out and believe for the impossible. Believe that we can, believe that we aren’t going to be stopped at every corner. Believe that like Benjamin Franklin, with a bit of hard work we too can achieve our destiny.

This week I want to focus on what we believe is the impossible, whether it be changing our attitude, making those sales calls or just teaching our kids something that they will treasure for the rest of their lives. I want to encourage each of us to step up, step out and take a risk. Do it from a place of confidence that we have the potential and we can achieve it.

Thanks for reading! And if you want to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you: chris.hulbert at gmail.