Owner and founder of The Wright Edge, Doc Wright was a member of corporate America but wasn’t happy, so he started woodworking in his spare time. Although he has spent most of his life working with his hands, the live edge woodworking discipline was a new one. He discovered an unexpected level of passion and creativity in the craft, and has been dedicated ever since.[…]
Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?
Doc Wright: “You will never be criticized by someone doing more than you”. This quote became relevant when I started the business and really started getting involved with social media. It began weighing me down mentally and emotionally until one day, I read this quote. Nothing really phases me anymore when it comes to social media or anyone who’s outside of my circle.
There is no shortage of good ideas out there. Many people have good ideas all the time. But people seem to struggle in taking a good idea and translating it into an actual business. Can you share a few ideas from your experience about how to overcome this challenge?
You must learn to jump when you’re most afraid. Simple. I have found that most people will spend too much time creating a “perfect” business plan, but zero time executing it. It honestly doesn’t matter how good of a plan you come up with, it doesn’t account for any curve balls that you WILL run into every week, every month, and every year. It’s the forever gift that keeps on giving. So, you better get used to be uncomfortable.