I have a confession to make.
It is time to come clean.
I have been engaging in infidelity for the last 8 months.
I have tried to keep it a secret, but like all dark secrets, they eventually come to light. I have no choice but to make it public and let the cards fall where they may.
For the last 8 months, I have been cheating on my career as an entrepreneur… by being a business growth mentor/coach.
Like all such trysts, it started small.
Just a glance between me and a mentee who approached me after I spoke at a marketing event. When they first approached me I kept to my commitment.
I said, “No.”
But like most affairs, the connection remained and we kept talking. There were more advances and more rejections. I stayed strong.
Until one day I didn’t.
On that day I thought I would be smart. I made an offer to the person who wanted me to coach them that I was sure that they would say no to. But then… they said “yes”.
That is how it all started.
But once you cheat once, you are more comfortable doing it again. So shortly afterwards I had another coaching client.
It was thrilling.
Tasting from the forbidden fruit.
I started actively looking for other coaching clients. In conferences, in my network in dark corners in dark alleys.
It was not that I did not still love my original partner, entrepreneurship. I still did. I just found myself wanting more.
I actually found that both of these loves complimented each other.
The more I learned as an entrepreneur, the better I was as a business growth coach. The more I learned working as a business growth coach, the better I became as an entrepreneur.
For the first time in the life of a geeky kid with big glasses, I was a player.
I am an entrepreneur who builds and runs 7-figure companies. But also I am a business growth coach.
It’s a tough confession to make.
But putting this all out in the open is the only way I can move forward with my life. Thank you for reading my confession and being understanding of my choice.
P.S. I had to share this with my wife before I posted it because I did not want her to only read the top line and come and yell at me.