Start where you are

One of my favorite things is to ask Siri to divide something by zero. Answers range but many times everyone ends up sad. If you imagine having zero cookies and you give them to your friends they will end up with nothing and especially the cookie monster is not happy. And so goes the story of many entrepreneurs. Having no capital but needing to divide it among assets, marketing campaigns, employees, and an idea. What to do?Sometimes in life, it is tough to take a stand and watch people fall, fail, or falter. But the speaker above boldly stands his ground and in so doing helps many entrepreneurs get their head on straight. It’s not in the capital, its all in the mind. It’s not in the business plan, it’s all in the mind. So emancipate yourself from mental slavery, mental mediocrity. Start where you are.

Sometimes in life, it is tough to take a stand and watch people fall, fail, or falter. But the speaker below boldly stands his ground and in so doing helps many entrepreneurs get their head on straight. It’s not in the capital, its all in the mind. It’s not in the business plan, it’s all in the mind. So emancipate yourself from mental slavery, mental mediocrity. Start where you are. Now watch:

 

This speaker hit the nail on the head. Start where you are. Start building with what you have and grow slowly. One of my friends used to say to me, “Start from the beginning.” Where you are, is the beginning. And maybe watching this video is your beginning.

 

Allen Matsika

Born and raised in the small town in the land of milk and honey in south central Africa, I moved to the USA to study philosophy. The hope was to understand where humanity had lost its way. I took a historical perspective on the trajectory of western thought and was especially struck by Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War. The memorable description of human nature in that book contributed greatly to my understanding of the human condition.

Life is a misery to be endured until we die. Even those with terminal illnesses find times of respite and laugh and enjoy their lives. So too is mortality a terminal illness. We will all die, I for one am glad this is so. But before that day I will define myself, I will not go without giving everything I have got, and I will love with all my heart.

I am proud to be an Afropolitan; a world citizen of African descend. I am called Allen and I love writing, eating, and singing in the shower!

Allen Matsika

Born and raised in the small town in the land of milk and honey in south central Africa, I moved to the USA to study philosophy. The hope was to understand where humanity had lost its way. I took a historical perspective on the trajectory of western thought and was especially struck by Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War. The memorable description of human nature in that book contributed greatly to my understanding of the human condition. Life is a misery to be endured until we die. Even those with terminal illnesses find times of respite and laugh and enjoy their lives. So too is mortality a terminal illness. We will all die, I for one am glad this is so. But before that day I will define myself, I will not go without giving everything I have got, and I will love with all my heart. I am proud to be an Afropolitan; a world citizen of African descend. I am called Allen and I love writing, eating, and singing in the shower!

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