It’s what I ask everyone who is new— the one question to see about their commitment
“Will you promise to come to me first before you ever consider quitting?”
They all answer that they’re not going to ever quit– and they affirm they would come to me first to chat before things ever get that way.
I then tell them to remember this when things get hard since things always do go up and down.
And ask them about their promise– to be true to their goals and our conversation, when they abruptly quit with no warning.
Even after seeing hundreds of young, eager people over the years start a new career and burn out, I feel bad for those who aren’t able to ride out the ups and downs of being in business.
Entrepreneurship isn’t easy– keep going.