At 16 I just received my driver’s license. Prior to getting my license, I had lined up a few landscaping clients. Typically when you start out you get all the tough jobs that no one else wants to do like brush clearing etc. On my first day, I had a brush clear out along with a mow for the same client. I did the job and the client couldn’t say enough about how great my work was.
I was proud. I felt like this whole thing was going to work out. It’s the feeling when you do something well and others notice.
As I was driving home with my Ford Tempo pulling a gutted popup camper, I was probably the laughing stock of the town with my setup but I didn’t know any better because it was all I had. It worked for me.
As I pulled into my driveway my stepdad came out verbally attacked me like he frequently did. Saying I could never use the family lawnmower again and how terrible I was.
Any normal dad would be proud of their son for taking initiative but not this guy.
At that very moment, I made a decision that changed my life. I left home.
I grabbed my stuff and moved out.
From that moment I never looked back. I have been faced many times with Negative Momentum but made choices to overcome. My story isn’t perfect but it’s persistent.
Momentum is a choice that is not by luck. You have control of your own momentum. Sometimes the toughest decisions lead to the greatest Momentum in your life or business.
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Seth Lewis is a serial entrepreneur and Founder of Momentum U (www.momentum-u.com). Seth and the team help business owners understand the parts of momentum so they can leverage it in their business. His approach is the perfect blend of mindset work combined with a strategy in an 8-week online course that includes LIVE coaching. Seth holds an Executive MBA from Villanova University, is a mentor to MBA students, board member, and author to the upcoming book (Dec 2020) Momentum: The investment you’ve been missing.”