One of the most important things to do as an entrepreneur is to remain humble. As I explained in an interview on the Entrepreneurial Excellence Radio Show with Frank De Raffele, I learned this lesson very quickly when first starting out.
After leaving the corporate world, my ego kept telling me, you had a big and special job, so clearly, whatever you do next also needs to be big and special. But it was when I got trapped in those ideas—I need to be big, I need to hire a lot more people, I need to get office space—that everything started going wrong!
Thinking big stops you from even doing anything. It stops you from writing an article (instead of a book), from speaking to 10 people as opposed to 10,000 people, and so on. I really had to look at these thoughts and remind myself that every entrepreneur starts small.
It's not about recognizing your gifts or not. It's about staying humble to what you're doing and why. That's when amazing things start to happen.
Listen to my entire interview on the Entrepreneurial Excellence Radio Show.