Have you seen it, High School Musical? It came out a few years ago, shown on the Disney Network with Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. It was on again over the weekend. Now I know I’m not exactly their demographic, but I enjoyed it and also observed something.
The movie is about a basketball player, Troy Bolton (played by Efron) and an academic genius Gabriella Montez (played by Hudgens) who both share a love of singing. They are both trying to escape from their stereotypes so they can do what they love, which is to perform. At the end of the movie, they do just that, landing the male and female leads in their high school musical. That doesn’t mean they have to give up sports or studying, they can do both.
Along the way both characters receive a lot of pressure from their cliques, concerned for them and doing something outside the norm. At the conclusion of the movie, Gabriella and Troy are successful. Here’s the surprising part: friends of each discover there are things they want to do, such as cooking, baking, dancing and composing in addition to sports or academics. They were all waiting for permission to do what they are passionate about. Seeing their friends succeed gave them permission.
How about you? Are waiting for permission or encouragement to do what you yearn for? I’m guilty of that. I love helping new entrepreneurs and have wanted to hold a workshop for the past 2 years. For one reason or another I made or found excuses why I couldn’t do it. What if no one shows up? What if I’m not good enough? What if I can’t really help?
I got to the point finally where there are no more room for excuses to I am holding my first event on July 29, 2014 in Burbank California, called The Entrepreneur In You: Creating a Company with Passion, Appreciation and Trust.
Here’s the bottom line, while I would certainly like want-to-be-entrepreneurs to show up, I will be there no matter what. I have made a commitment to that. If you are looking for encouragement to do what you really want, let me know on Facebook, or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be pleased to help you and be your cheerleader.