High standards are the difference between the life you have and the life you want.
If you want to move out of your parents and start your own life, or move on from your comfortable job into work you’re passionate about, you simply have to have higher standards—from how you spend your time, to the people you call friends, and even the people you date.
Our parents thought their baby boomer success would trickle right on down to us–that we’d all get to eat the fattened calf of the industrial economy forever. But somewhere between all the divorces, the alcoholism, and the evaporating jobs, we millennials put up a wall and said screw it. What’s the point in trying to succeed if we’re doomed to be as miserable as our parents?
Unfortunately for many of us, that mental wall has barricaded us inside our parents’ house…the last place a free-spirited millennial really wants to be.
Self improvement might be something you’ve picked up this year, or you might be an old pro. But no matter where you’re at in your journey, you’re probably going to ask this question:
Do I need a life coach?
The answer is unequivocally yes. No doubt. One hundred percent of us need a life coach—and if you don’t get one, you’re not going to get results. Straight up.
But not every one needs to hire a life coach.
Entrepreneurs succeed in proportion to the number of problems they solve. So if you’re an entrepreneur, or think you’re destined for entrepreneurial greatness, you’re pretty much a professional problem solver.
“But I’m not part of Mensa!” you might say, as your frontal lobe quivers with the thought of full-time problem solving. It’s a reasonable knee-jerk reaction. But entrepreneurship doesn’t require you to have a higher IQ than 95 percent of people. You just need more tenacity than 95 percent of people.
And tenacity is a skill you can learn.