Life, Liberty, & Happiness

It's The Grind


t’s not just the climb, it’s the grind. It’s the getting up while other people are sleeping. It’s the walking by your TV and not letting it suck you in. It’s the ignoring what you’d like to do because what you’d love to do needs your time.

It’s sucker punching Monday morning and starting your day before fear has a chance to find you.

It’s taking care of the 1,000s of details it takes to turn your dream into a business.

It’s the asking people for help even though you’d like to pretend you’re too strong to need it. It’s losing the client, losing the opportunity and realizing you didn’t lose your identity. It’s getting back up. It’s the 4 AM alarm clock to catch an early flight. It’s the remembering that hard work still beats 100% of the shortcuts others might take.

And to fail… and fail again. And get better.   Slower than you’d like. In increments smaller than you’d like, but better is better.

It’s the not being ashamed of your success or apologizing for the wins, but having the courage to celebrate them without stumbling into the land of arrogance. It’s starting all over again every time the sun does.

Is it just the climb? No.  If you want to change your life and the world, it’s the grind.

About Dr. Michael Burcham

Michael is an executive coach, entrepreneur, investor, and strategist with 30 years of experience leading investor-backed, high-growth organizations.

“I built and sold a $40M company with Dr. Burcham as my mentor. This is the thing: if you EVER get the opportunity to learn from this man, from that moment forward, you’ll list him as one of the most influential people in your life, even if you live to be 90. And, you’ll know how lucky you were to have that opportunity and you’ll immediately say YES to any chance to be in his presence again—his wisdom is that impactful.”

Sherry Stewart Deutschmann

Former CEO, Letter Logic

“If you are looking for a trusted mentor and coach for yourself or your leadership team, I highly recommend Michael Burcham. He has worked with me as my executive coach for well over a decade now. Our conversations and his feedback have helped me sharpen my critical thinking skills. He’s a trusted advisor that I can confidentially speak with about any issue—and I know I’ll get valued feedback. I highly recommend him.”

Ryan McGrath

CEO, Asset Living

“Dr. Burcham’s depth and breadth of experience makes even the most ADD entrepreneurial leader sit up and take notes! His coaching skills bring out the ‘best you’ possible. He selflessly shares the good, the bad, and the ugly—leaving you with an authentic and moving experience sure to spur action and professional growth!”

Julie Lenzer

Director, U.S. Department of Commerce


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