Danger Will Robinson! Myopic Solopreneur Sighted!
Tony Robinson talks about “Terminal Uniqueness”. He has a picture of someone laying down on the road as if he were a speed bump – car approaching. I wonder how many solopreneurs have felt that way, I have at times – usually after listening too long to Chucky or one of Chucky’s supporters. Somehow, I get trapped into thinking that the struggles I’m going through are unique to me. Whether it’s technological challenges like yesterday, learning new technology, like today (many thanks to Steve Pillitu for teaching me more intricacies of WordPress!), or the abyss of Administrivia there are times when I feel like I’m the only one with these glitches and hang-ups.
On my vision board there’s a quote from Sri Chinmoy, “Do not enter into the world of comparison. Just dare to better yourself every day without fail.” I think this is the only way to get out of Terminal Uniqueness – to get my eyes off myself and back into the world around me…to look for someone I can help, to engage with one of my “cheerleaders”, to take a few moments and give thanks for what is good that surrounds me. Today it was the sunshine, the beautiful fall colors, money to deposit, a car that runs, and cheerleaders. Yep, it’s been a great day to NOT be terminally unique.
What are the ways you handle your moments of “terminal uniqueness”? Have you thanked your “cheerleaders” lately? November’s a good month for saying “Thanks!” You never know who you might help out of their “TU”