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Entrepreneurship and it’s number 1 threat!

Entrepreneurship and it’s number 1 threat!

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Entrepreneurship and it’s number 1 threat!

Feeling down about your Entrepreneurship journey?

4, 8, 10, 50 or even more than 100 times! What on earth am I talking about?

These numbers represent the number of times I wanted to give up. Where I wanted to exchange freedom, for security.

Ladies and Gentlemen – my name is Taryn-lee Kearney  – Entrepreneurship is the career I chose with pride!

Being a social media freak, scrolling late at night through my phone – worries keeping me awake – I came across this post by Nick Vujicic:

“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time!”


Wow! He had a very good point. This is exactly what entrepreneurship is about! Taking one step at a time, as there is no fast forward button to success.

Look don’t get me wrong, if the elevator was in working order – I wouldn’t hesitate to push the button. I think we would all stand in line to push the button – but then we would miss out on the learning facets of life.

Happiness, joy and relief are three things everybody looks for in life. Happiness is all we want. Enjoyment out of life is all we want. Relief from our pain is definitely what we also want.

Yes, it’s easy to press that elevator button but what would you have learnt from that? Besides the fact that your fingers work?

If I choose security over freedom in my Entrepreneur journey -I would have not:

  • Met the most wonderfully diverse people
  • Learnt how to really work with money
  • Taught myself the tricks of the trade when working with clients
  • Had the chance, to play to my strengths on a daily basis
  • Discovered that I am tenacious, hard core and stubborn.


Most of us in this room – know very well that Entrepreneurship isn’t for the faint hearted, yet so gratifying once we choose to embrace challenges, fears and obstacles. Entrepreneurship has moulded you, taught you and rewarded you.

You are a living testimonial, a story to tell others about how Entrepreneurship has shaped you. You could add much value by mentoring and coaching others through these steps.

When last did you take the time to mentor someone, teach someone or assist someone in their speaking career? In their business?

We need to create a platform to teach and learn from one another!

Here is my MESSAGE – a message worth spreading:

What is the number 1 threat to Entrepreneurship?

Number one source of stress in your life is not work, its worry! Work doesn’t keep you up at night, worry does. We need to learn to let go of worry for a couple of reasons.


Firstly– worry exaggerates the problem.

Secondly– worry doesn’t work.

To worry about something you can’t change is useless. And to worry about something you can change is pointless. Just go change it! Worry is unreasonable.

There are no born worriers. Worry is something you learned. Since worry is unnatural, it’s also unhealthy. Your body wasn’t designed to handle worry.

When people say “I am worried sick” they’re telling the truth. Doctors say that a lot of people could leave hospital today if they knew how to get rid of their guilt, resentment, and worry!

Worry cannot change the past, and worry cannot control the future. All it does is destroy your day!

Only thing that worry changes IS YOU!

It makes you miserable! Trust me – been there, done that and  got plenty of t-shirts!

First step to stress management is to refuse to worry about anything! Why? It is unnatural, unhelpful, and unnecessary!

Bob Marley couldn’t have said it better!

“Dont worry about a thing, cos every little thing is going to be alright!”

Please -I urge you to spread this message! Everyone needs to beat this horrible disease of worry!

Remember – We can all Make a Difference – we just need a little inspiration!

Check out Taryn-lee Kearney Facebook page for daily motivations.