The Truth About The Entrepreneurial Path

I was talking with a friend recently about the entrepreneurial journey and how it often feels like 2 steps forward and 1 or 2 or 10 steps back.

You make a ton of progress and feel super great and unstoppable in one moment and then completely halted by a massive challenge in the next.

It reminds me of a podcast interview I did with Kent Stewart. Kent is a mountain climber and was telling me about the process for climbing Mt. Everest.

You don't just go straight up the mountain. You acclimate at base camp, then climb up, then come back down to base camp, then climb farther up and climb back down to another base camp and then up the mountain. (I'm sorry if I butchered this explanation, Kent).

What I realized from his story is that they plan to come back down. It's part of the process. It's not a failure, but a way to build up resistance.

I launched a coaching business for entrepreneurs recently which has been great, but I forgot how many setbacks there were with Breakout at the beginning.

It's so important to remind ourselves that it's part of the process and to expect them to show up rather than getting down when they inevitably do.

Check out the full episode with Kent here. He shares some fantastic thoughts on overcoming obstacles and tackling huge goals: