Danny Beckett, Jr.: Entrepreneur, Angel Investor & Pro RacerAt the center of everything is love. Love is one of the few things that can withstand time and not be broken. If you’re going to do anything you better do it with love and every piece of your being.
Danny Beckett, Jr.: Entrepreneur, Angel Investor & Pro RacerAt the center of everything is love. Love is one of the few things that can withstand time and not be broken. If you’re going to do anything you better do it with love and every piece of your being.I believe that if you can fall in love with something, everything else will take care of itself. This includes every barrier, every obstacle, and every challenge you will face as an entrepreneur. When things fall apart, what will give you the courage to persevere? The answer is love. When the work that you do becomes so that any rational person would give up and turn the other way, where will you turn? Love. When you are ready to retreat, what will keep you fighting? Love.
For years of my life, I did almost anything, not because I enjoyed these things, but because they allowed me to pursue my love for racing motorcycles. When I was four-years old my dad introduced me to dirt bikes. This introduction became the start of my professional racing career. During those years pursuing my career, I would do almost anything to continue even if this meant mowing lawns, power washing cars, shoveling snow off roofs, pouring concrete, you name it, I was willing to put my head down and do it. Sure, it sucked, but the truth is, nothing would have come between my love for racing... and nothing did.When I decided to hang up my helmet and find a new career, it was a tough time for me. The hardest part about it was finding a new love. I lost my love. I lost my passion. I was frustrated, angry, and at times depressed. This went on for a while, until I found my next love—start-ups and entrepreneurship. I jumped right in and never looked back. I became addicted, obsessed, and again totally in love. Finding my new love completely changed my life and gave me something to work for everyday. Something to wake up early and get fired up about. Something that I was willing to fight for. It doesn’t matter what it is today, I will fight harder, longer, and forever in order to build start-ups, pursue my ideas, and make things happen. Now, it’s your turn. Do whatever you have to do to find your love, and when you find it, live it out everyday, and one day I promise you, you will wake up a champion.
- Love stands forever and it will be the key to your success as an entrepreneur.
- People with a love and passion that almost seems insane are the image of a true entrepreneur working to change the world.
- Nothing about entrepreneurship is easy. In fact, most things about entrepreneurship suck. It will be your love and passion that keeps you doing the things you don’t want to do to get to a place that you want to be.
* * * * *Danny has been known to make stuff and things happen. Family is first, and after that, he’s pretty much all start-ups and business. He is a professional motocross rider turned serial entrepreneur. He’s also an investor, advisor, and co-founder to various start-ups. His goal is to partner with badass entrepreneurs and start-ups who select him to be their partner. He enjoys building fabulous companies that make killer products that get a large number of people excited. You can reach him on Twitter @DANNYBECKETTJR or on Facebook: DANNYBECKETTJUNIOR, or through his blog www.dannybeckettjr.com.