If you’ve ever been disappointed at the speed your business is growing…
If you’ve ever felt like you were the bottleneck in your business…
If you’ve ever felt like your business owned you, rather than the other way around…
Congrats! You’re an entrepreneur.
I know what it’s like — even if your friends and family don’t.
Most people only see the successes of entrepreneurship. You don’t have a boss! You have freedom in your day? (if only).
But they don’t see the difficulties and hardships that entrepreneurs face EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
You know what I’m talking about. Study after study shows that entrepreneurs face HUGE challenges, such as:
But these challenges are symptoms. The actual cause is much deeper, and often lies in the emotional struggles that entrepreneurs struggle with.
It might seem like you’re the only one suffering from these negative emotions. But you’re not.
As they always say — you’re comparing others’ highlight reels with your day-to-day.
But what if your day-to-day WAS your highlight reel?
What if you stopped being controlled by your business — and started taking control?
What if your business started handling itself automatically — so you could take a step back and focus on the bigger stuff?
It might seem like a change like this isn’t attainable. But I assure you — it’s not just attainable — it’s probable…with one small shift.
Since you’re on this website, you probably know who I am. But if not, I’m happy to meet you. My name is Maneesh Sethi — founder, inventor, and CEO of Pavlok.
You may have seen me or Pavlok on Shark Tank, the Steve Harvey Show, or the Colbert Report. Maybe you’ve seen me nowhere.
On the outside, it seems like I’m productive, happy, and unstressed. And that’s mostly true.
But it wasn’t always this way….
Just a recently, I was a wreck.
My business was losing $20-50,000 / month.
I had maxed out my credit cards, sold all of my Roth IRA, and was down to $0 in my personal bank account.
Then — one summer Friday — the inevitable happened.
I overdrafted my account.
I had no cash, no credit, and the next transfer wasn’t going to arrive until Monday.
I had no access to capital. More urgently — I had no food.
So I did what I had to.
I went to a nearby grocery store
I stole a loaf of bread
and I ate it in silence.
I did what I had to do.
I sat, sorry for myself.
And then zapped myself twice with my Pavlok.
And said, out loud — “something has to change”.
First, I made the hard decision — I told my team we were out of cash. I let a number of people go.
I dropped our costs to something more reasonable (from $130k/mo to ~$25k/mo).
Secondly, I decided to make a real change about myself. I decided to implement one single habit that would change everything.
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