Jerry Kill is the first-year head football coach at the University of Minnesota. Prior to taking the Golden Gophers job, Kill had taken bad football programs and turned them into winners — first at Saginaw Valley State and then at Emporia State, Southern Illinois, and Northern Illinois.
Entering last Saturday’s game vs. Iowa, the Gophers had won only one game this season and were heavy underdogs against the Hawkeyes.
Big Ten Network football analyst Chris Wright said that he recently asked Kill how he’s able to keep his players motivated to work hard, when there’s no evidence yet (in the form of victories) that his methods will work.
Wright said Kill’s answer was: “You have to believe in your methods, and you have be consistent” with what you say and do.
Being a new solopreneur is very similar to Kill’s situation at Minnesota. Consider:
• You’re new as a solopreneur
• You’ve experienced success in the past (in school and perhaps in a job)
• You haven’t had many business successes yet
• The “wins” you have experienced with your business have been minor
I think you would be wise to take Kill’s approach and apply it to your work.
Continue to believe in what you’re doing.
Continue to be consistent.
By the way, Minnesota shocked the Big Ten last Saturday by defeating Iowa, 22-21.