Holidays are about stepping back, taking a look at your life, and giving thanks for those things you appreciate most in your life.
So what am I thankful for? You! Without you I wouldn't be able to be doing the things that I love to do. I love that I can help so many fellow tennis entrepreneurs with my products and my messages. I have you to thank for that.
As we get closer to the big day of thanks, here are a few things you and I should both remember to be thankful for:
They might drive you crazy from time to time, but they're the reason you don't have to work that uninspiring 8-5 job. Make sure they know how much you appreciate them.
It's a wonderful thing when you have a great team to work with. I am very grateful for my employees and contractors who all play a huge role in helping many tennis entrepreneurs. You need to let your employees know how much you appreciate them.
Make a difference
How great is it that you are changing peoples lives. There is nothing else in this world that can make more of an impact in someone's life than to improve their health. How great is it to work with kids and adults doing something that you love to do and to be a positive role model in others.
No approval needed
You get to control your own destiny. By being an entrepreneur you don't have anyone to ask whether you can or can't do something. A lot of times we forget how key this is as compared to our middle management friends. Just think how your life would be if you were sitting behind a desk 8 hours a day….ugh!
Family and friends
Being a tennis entrepreneur often means working long or unexpected hours. Think about those 6:00 a.m. lessons or having to work a holiday. Be sure to thank your family and friends for putting up with the hours as you've built the life you love. Without their help it would have been difficult to make it this far.
Isn’t it incredible that we are able to make a living doing exactly what we love to do. How many people do you know that can get paid doing what they love to do?
Yes, there are some pretty dark days, those tough circumstances you've found yourself in. It’s the tough times that define you. It is what has molded you and what will continue to mold you, much more than the good times do. It’s about how you recover from the failures that will define you. If you are not making mistakes occasionally then you aren’t pushing yourself.
This needs no explaining for a tennis entrepreneur. Be thankful for this.
Be thankful for journey
I know that being an entrepreneur can be stressful but would you trade your job with someone else? Maybe you would but I know I wouldn’t. In your job you have a lot of fun, you enjoy an independence that others cannot, and you have a greatlife.
So be thankful for what you have because I do every day.