166: Choose your own path

"What the hell am I doing here?" - That was the thought that entered my head as I sat in a meeting with some healthcare executives, wearing a suit, and covering up the tattoos on my arm.

Several years ago, after I left my first agency, I tried to start a healthcare company.

The business concept was decent. I had some initial traction, but then the whole thing failed because I quit on it. 

And the reason I quit...
I hated working in healthcare.

You see, at the time I was young and naive, and when I left my first business I was trying to figure out what to do next. 

But I was too young to know to follow my own voice, so instead I followed the voice of others.

Everyone else in Nashville was running healthcare companies, so I started one too. 

I did it not for myself.
But I did it to seek the approval of others.

And it took 9 months of me sitting in rooms wearing suits and ties to realize This is not who I am.

When faced with choices in life,
stop for a moment and listen.
Listen to the voice inside of yourself.

It's often quiet and drowned out by the crowds of voices of those around you.

But it's there.
Listen to it and choose your own path.