Decision Punch Out with Mike Tyson

For years I wanted to own my own insurance agency.  The thought of networking, repeat income, and making sales at golf courses was my kind of gig.  When I started doing comics full-time I put those agency dreams behind me.  

Until one day, my phone rang…

My friend’s dad needed a manager for one of his insurance agencies.  Here’s the kicker though.  The position would turn into an ownership position in a couple of years.  The opportunity hit me in the face like Mike Tyson.

Had I received this phone call a year or two earlier I would have been ecstatic.  But now I had to make a choice.  Pursue my old dream of having an agency and do comics part-time, or decline the offer.  

I declined.  

The days I took deliberating made me realize that I never gave my art career the consistency it needed to grow into something big. 

The way I viewed my art career changed.

Which brings me to the last and final step of Seth Godin’s Marketing in Five Steps. 

“Show up-regularly, consistently, and generously, for years and years—to organize and lead and build confidence in the change you seek to make.”

You hear quotes like be the change you want to make in the world.  We hear them so often we lose touch sometimes just how powerful and important these words are.

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