Written By: Coach Jeremy Williams
Many of you may have seen some of the videos and pictures I shared of my son completing and earning his Black Belt last Friday. It’s interesting how experiences in life teach business lessons, and this case was no different.
The testing alone for Black Belt is challenging, and I would say the physical fitness portion of the testing is brutal. I know I personally felt for him during that portion of the test, yet he battled through it.
Running a small business is no different in the fact you’re often tested. While it might not be a physical test, it definitely can test your mental capacities. How are you training for this? What are you reading? Who is your coach? What people do you hang around (those that lift you up, or those that tear you down)?
You’ve got to prepare. Walking into the battle of the small business world unprepared will lead to a loss. While one loss might not impact you, losses strung together will destroy a business.
Don’t be afraid of the tests you face daily. They are simply a test. The results you can measure, which can allow you to adjust and keep moving forward. Stay focused on your goals, and remain diligent to your craft.
Enjoy this video of my son smashing some boards. A special thanks to Master Ahn and Master Anthony of K – Taekwondo for the training over the years with our son.