Don’t Self-Sabotage Your Entrepreneurial Dream


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Self-sabotage kills the corporate-to-entrepreneur dream. Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen to you.


The Secret

Self-sabotage is the primary reason we remain trapped in our (often self-created) cages.

Leveraging my experience and 5+ years of helping clients, I've identified how self-sabotage blocks corporate professionals from building entrepreneurial freedom.

Avoid these 11 dream killers:


1) Analysis Paralysis

  • You analyze every angle without taking action
  • You freeze up and overthink every pro/con
  • Excessive skepticism stomps out possibility


2) Passive Income Fantasies

  • Lured by real estate, franchises, e-courses
  • This is NOT actually "passive" work at all
  • Don't settle for income streams that drain you (and take too long)


3) Corporate Doppelgänger

  • You replicate the job you’re “done” with
  • Recycling old skills without new safety nets
  • Challenge yourself to new heights already!


4) Genius Neglect

  • Your unique value goes far beyond your resume
  • Discover your hidden superpowers and talents
  • Direct your one-of-a-kind genius to serve others


5) Crappy Biz Models

  • Trading time for money is an exhausting trap
  • Centralize your zone of genius in the business
  • Design for maximum leverage and ease (online)


6) Commodity Positioning

  • You blend in and look like "one of many"
  • Boring messaging puts prospects to sleep
  • Lack of uniqueness kills your results


7) Diversification Disaster

  • Focus intensely on ONE core offer first
  • Do not prematurely diversify your efforts
  • 1 category, 1 dream client, 1 high-ticket offer


8) Lone Wolf Syndrome

  • Trying to learn everything alone will never cut it
  • Isolation and lack of support are toxic
  • Invest in your entrepreneurial "tribe" & community


9) Perfection Procrastination

  • Don't wait until you feel 100% "ready"
  • Rapid experimentation and shipping are vital
  • Take daily imperfect action and get feedback


10) Shiny Object Seduction

  • Stay ruthlessly focused on your ONE thing
  • Don't get distracted by every bright, shiny object
  • Maintain laser focus (for longer than you’re comfortable)


11) No Accountability

  • We all require structured mentoring and coaching
  • Need outcome-driven support and accountability
  • External accountability breeds results

Don't let self-sabotage kill your dream.

👉 Respond if you feel inspired: which dream killer stands out the most and why?


PS - Ready to build your post-corporate future? Book a Breakthrough Session.


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That’s it for today, my friend! I appreciate you.

—Matt

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