A year ago, when I first heard the idea behind YSN and GO I couldn't shake how right it felt. The months would roll by and I kept thinking about it and how it had all the components of something amazing.
There was a solid business model, a team of talented people and a clear goal of making the world a better place.
The past two days I've been in Washington, DC with some of our team. There were multiple conversations with really important people. We held a successful event and every single person in the room told us that what we are doing is vital.
But, right now we are at that point where I feel like we are pushing several snowballs up a hill. We are not quite at the summit, but we are just on the cusp of it.
All it takes is one of those to push over the top and we'll be rolling. We'll take the issue of youth unemployment and kick it square in the teeth.
We've all seen all the videos, news clips and stories that tease with "you won't believe what happens next."
What is rarely talked about is those scary moments before what happens next.
Those questions of doubt, stress and worry that none of it might work out.
The wondering of when a heartfelt "the world needs this" gets follows up with "and here is check to make that happen."
I've come to understand that the single most important trait that an entrepreneur needs is faith that it is all going to work. That no matter how scary the bills, conversations and reality get that you have the faith that what you are building/starting/making happen will get to the point you need it to be in order to be successful.
If I'm being honest with you, right now is scary for me.
But, when I sent our new GO introduction video to my family and got a reply back from my father that simply read, "A wonderful program that NEEDS to succeed" it lit up that dark corner of my brain where doubt was trying to take over.
These are trying times for me and the whole team is working hard pushing forward. There is no doubt that what we are working on matters and will succeed. I have faith in what we are doing and where we are headed.
But, wait until you see what happens next...