Never let people who won’t, tell you don’t.

This January, the paperback of my newest book, Do Over, comes out. Here’s the cover. (Please note the sleeves rolled up to show you that I’m approachable and relatable.)

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The shirt I wore isn’t wavy like this photo. I assure you.

Every time I release a book, I think about the handful of times people told me “don’t.”

The truth is I haven’t had a large group of opposition in my career. We sometimes like to dramatize or exaggerate the obstacles we face so we seem more important or victorious.

But here’s the thing, a little criticism usually feels like a lot.

You’ll carry a single sentence from a family member or even a stranger for a decade before you put it down.

An offhand remark about your photography, writing, small business or anything else can land like a ton of bricks.

I’ve been told I can’t write. I’ve been told I can’t start a business. I’ve been told I can’t make it.

I’ve been told don’t. And so have you.

But never let people who won’t, tell you don’t.

Sometimes we don’t want people to chase dreams because we’re not. Misery loves company. More than that, misery recruits it, hoping that you’ll give up too.

Keep going.

More than that, build strong relationships, sharpen your skills, invest in hustle and have a firm foundation of character.

How? Read a New York Times Bestseller about those exact four things.

I have one to recommend. I think you should pre-order it today.

It’s the best way to start your January.

And I’ll never tell you don’t.

6 Comments
  • RJ
    Posted at 11:19h, 22 November Reply

    Excellent!! I read Do Over & Start. Great reminder today. And those comments that paralyze for a decade. Yes!!! Thank you!

    Gotta lay it down!
    Blessings to you ?

  • Austin
    Posted at 06:26h, 23 November Reply

    Oh so true. Employers love to tell you “Dont” . Maybe they don’t outright say it but they are paying you, so they control you. Every time i want to get out and do something on my own, i’m like, nope, can’t afford that, i need the paycheck. Don’t let the money scare you! If you have a dream, get out from under your employer and chase it! You are the only one who believes 100% in you! I jumped out… and i’m fine!

  • Robert Watt
    Posted at 13:48h, 25 November Reply

    Excellent! What we need to get is support from our friends, relatives, and people around us. You have stated it right here, we must stay away from people who tell us don’t because they are the rel barriers to our success. People who are successful today were ready to take risks and had a strength to face any situation which might be a loss or success. As far as it is concerned to me, a positive attitude is very important and keep far away from oppositions.

    The way you have expressed it here is impressive indeed. This is really an interesting post and keep sharing such great thoughts continuously.

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    Posted at 03:24h, 05 December Reply

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  • John
    Posted at 15:06h, 08 December Reply

    As a small business owner, I really needed to be reminded of this as we go into the new year. “Sometimes we don’t want people to chase dreams because we’re not.” I think this hits the nail on the head. Added “Do Over” to my Amazon book list. Thanks!

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