I awakened this morning realizing that I was angry… sickened in fact. For a good many reasons. But what really put me in a funk, was the thought of going to the place I love most, and having to watch my team (clients, staff, and associates) struggle to fight an uphill battle against an elusive adversary.
The microcap markets.
Land of opportunity is what it was meant to be.
However, for the small developing business owner looking to raise capital in order to continue their quest of building a business, they encounter nothing more than a wasteland atop of a minefield. A graveyard… company after company, unceremoniously laid to waste by a system that is simply not conducive to nurturing the American Dream. Not unless of course that dream is purely constructed of lies, selfishness and ill intent. For most Companies trying to realize that dream through this particular marketplace…, well, this is precisely what they are in for. A Rude Awakening.
Yet, do not despair as there is good news. As with anything else, no matter how deadly the fight, perilous the climb, or severe the casualties, you can win. Borrowing from the great Vince Lombardi, “I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle — victorious.”
When you wake up each morning you can only have two beliefs about yourself… “I am a winner or I am a loser.”
Losing is effortless. Mediocrity is easily attained. Letting life live you (“a simple life”) is not difficult, but winning — Winning is the pathway to death and accepting death is always hard.
I for one, am willing to die, to see my team victorious… in this life or the next.