Why you can’t give up being healthy or entrepreneurship

I’ve been sharing with you my struggle with my weight. I have failed numerous times. Even though I am truly committed to success, I know that my ability to stay focused on this doesn’t go that well.

As I went for my morning walk today, I was thinking about how long will this last… Will I make it into a habit or will I get distracted and veer off the course. Even though I hate to admit it, I know that I have wanted to improve my health since 2003. I started training to be on my agency’s SWAT team with a guy named Martin. However, I got married in August of 2003 and I didn’t continue training after my honeymoon.

If we were to talk about my desire to get fit…

Would you tell me to quit?

Would you tell me that I tried and failed and it was time to give up the dream?

Would you tell me that I just didn’t have it inside of me to living a healthy, active life?

I don’t think you would. How do you tell someone to not be a better version of themselves.

My next statement will offend some, but entrepreneurship is the same. How can you tell someone that they need to give up their dream? Or tell them that they just don’t have what it takes?

Why would you quit your dream? I’m not telling you to abandon your responsibilities or make excuses, but if you are truly sold out on a dream why would you not fight for it with all your soul?

Why would you ever give up? How can you put a quantity on the number of attempts that you have before you give up?

I believe that you don’t get to quit your dream. You may have to hustle on the side of your day job and push yourself to the very limits of your being, but you take another step every single day.

If you want to talk about your dream, I’d love for you to schedule a call with me (did I mention it is FREE?)

Catalyst John

Today is a day of dreams!

This post is written for the entrepreneur (and the person who does not realize that they too are an entrepreneur). Also, today’s post is in honor of Martin Luther King and his dream. 

You have a dream. It is time to celebrate your dream today! We celebrate today no matter how far you have come because there is no ending point for any dream. We can’t articulate a specific date, time, or place in which we will have finally achieved the dream.

I have two amazing boys. Even though you may or may not have children yourself, I am hoping that this analogy can help you pursue your dream. The celebration for both of my children came before their birth. My wife’s baby showers were in anticipation of the child that was growing in her belly.

Your dream may have just been conceived. It may be a toddler. It may be a young adult. No matter what part of the journey you are on please take the time to celebrate your wins. There will be trails and there will be growing pains, but it will be worth it.

Dare to dream!

– Catalyst John

I’d love to hear about your dream. Click here to schedule a phone call with me.

How much faith do you have in your business plan?

“…if our God is with us, then what could stand against…”

How much “faith” do you have in your business plan?  My journey includes a point in time in which I literally stepped out in faith to pursue my dream.  Once the decision was made, I gave my two weeks’ notice to my former employer and began to walk down a new path.  I really did not know where I would end up, but I knew my former career was not consistent with God’s purpose for my life.

Why would I risk all of my security and all my comfort?  Simply because I had faith in my business plan.  Not faith in the plan itself, but my plan was filled with my faith in my God.

My journey started about eighteen months prior, but the last forty days were spent in a lot of prayer.  I was crying out to God for answers and I was finding them in His written word and in my day to day activities.

One thing that can be overlooked in each of our “business plans” is the plan the Lord has for us.  However, when we start with purpose (specifically His purpose) everything changes.  We now have a guide to decide how we should be spending our waking hours.  When you live your life on purpose, it is so much easier to say “no” to the distractions and “yes” to the things you need to focus on.

Another benefit of having a plan that is filled with faith is that when there are hard days (and there will be many), you have His promises to hold onto. In the song Lord I Need You, Chris Tomlin sings “…and when I cannot stand I’ll fall on You…”.  I love this line. When I am weak I can literally fall onto Him.  He will support me through the very best and the very worst of days, but I will never have to worry because He will always be there for me when I cannot stand myself.

Finally, when you are in the Lord’s will what do you have to fear? What can stop His Will in your life?  I love how Mark Batterson describes this concept in his book In a Pit With a Lion On a Snowy Day: How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars.  He reminds us “of this simple truth: God wants you to get where God wants you to go more than you want to get where God wants you to go”.  Don’t ever forget that your champion, who fights for you daily, has a desire for you to be great.  He believes in you without fail and will help you succeed.

May you prosper in all that you do like a tree planted near a riverbank (Psalm 1:1-3) and may your business be rooted in your belief in God.

Please tell me what song lyric applies to your life and / or your business?


– Catalyst John, Small Business Expert and Coach

“Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other.

Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!

Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other.

Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!

And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us.

And if our God is with us, then what could stand against.

And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us.

And if our God is with us, then what could stand against.

Then what could stand against.”

Chris Tomlin, Our God



Sometimes intersections tell you to stop or to go.  This message is telling you “GO!” make that dream a reality!

Catalyst John, Business, Entrepreneur, & Solopreneur Coach

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