Last year, I was challenged to blog daily for a full year.

Apparently, I was waiting for the permission to do it, because the thought of creating new blog content daily excited me and immediately moved me to action.

Similarly, for many years, I’ve been wanting to build a team.

And, I have maintained a small team over the last few years. But they were more like task doers than fully contributing members.

This year, I decided to take on an intensive leadership and management program. And within the structure of the program, there was virtually no escaping being in a team and building my own.

Apparently, I was waiting for the permission to do it, because it only took a few weeks to build a team of seven (along with three advisors), who have already raised several hundred dollars benefiting the education of underprivileged children. All before the launch of the new membership that’s supposed to be the main vehicle for fundraising.

Unreal.

Here’s the rub:

If you want to be powerful in life, don’t wait for permission.

Follow what excites you instead.

And this is not just some hollow statement about following your bliss or your passion.

It’s a critical discovery for all ambitious creatives.

If we go and do, instead of waiting for someone to tell us that we can, we’ll begin moving the mountains in our lives. And we’ll discover, before long, that these were little more than molehills disguised as mountains.

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