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Quit On Your Best Day

Quit On Your Best Day - Advice For The New Entrepreneur

If you're thinking about quitting, do it on your best day. 

Yes, you read that right. It sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it? But stick with me, and I’ll explain why this unconventional advice might just be the secret to achieving your goals.

The Temptation to Quit As A New Entrepreneur 

We've all been there. Whether it’s a project that seems to be going nowhere, a job that feels like a grind, or a side hustle that’s not bringing in the money you hoped for, the thought of quitting can be tantalizing. The allure of just walking away and leaving the stress behind is strong, especially when things aren't going well.

But here’s the kicker…the only way you’ll truly know if quitting is the right choice is if you do it on your best day. Why? Because we tend to want to quit when we're struggling. When something feels hard, our instinct is to bolt. But that’s precisely the wrong time to make such a significant decision.

The Problem with Quitting on a Bad Day

Quitting on a bad day is essentially giving up when you’re challenged. When we face obstacles, our minds and bodies go into a state of stress. This stress can cloud our judgment and make us see the situation as more dire than it actually is. In these moments, quitting feels like a release, an escape from the immediate discomfort. But this decision is often made in the heat of the moment, without considering the long-term consequences.

Think about it. Would you want your kids to give up when something gets tough? Probably not. You’d want them to push through, to learn how to deal with difficulties and come out stronger on the other side. The best way to show them how to handle tough situations is to model that behavior yourself.

The Power of Quitting on Your Best Day

So, why quit on your best day? When you’re having a good day, your mind is clear, your spirits are high, and you’re in a much better position to make rational decisions. If you still feel like quitting when everything is going well, then maybe it is the right choice. But more often than not, you’ll find that your desire to quit diminishes when you’re in a positive state of mind.

When we take quitting off the table, we start looking for ways to fix the situation. We get creative, resourceful, and resilient. We develop problem-solving skills that not only help us overcome the current challenge but also prepare us for future obstacles.

On the flip side, if we’re quick to quit, that becomes our default setting. We train ourselves to give up whenever things get tough. This habit can bleed into other areas of our lives, making us more likely to abandon our goals and dreams at the first sign of trouble.

The Simple but Not Easy Process

No one ever said starting a business was going to be easy. Dave has always been abundantly clear – the process is simple, but it’s not easy. The steps you need to take are straightforward, but the journey is filled with challenges and setbacks. It’s during these tough times that your commitment is truly tested.

When you feel like quitting, remind yourself why you started in the first place. What were your goals? What were you hoping to achieve? Sometimes, revisiting your initial motivations can reignite your passion and help you push through the tough times.

Building Resilience

Resilience is like a muscle..the more you use it, the stronger it gets. Every time you choose to stick it out instead of quitting, you’re building your resilience. This strength will serve you well, not just in your current endeavor but in every aspect of your life.

At Legendary Marketer, we believe in the power of perseverance. We understand the challenges that come with starting a business, especially when you're learning digital marketing. Our goal is to equip you with the tools and knowledge to navigate these challenges and come out on top.

The next time you’re thinking about quitting, wait until you’re having a good day. See how you feel then. Chances are, you’ll realize you’ve got more fight in you than you thought. And that’s where the magic happens. You’ll start to see progress, and those small wins will add up to something significant.

Quitting on your best day ensures that you’re making a well-considered decision rather than an impulsive one. It encourages you to push through challenges and develop the resilience needed to succeed in any endeavor. So, the next time you’re tempted to throw in the towel, remember this advice. You might just surprise yourself with what you can achieve.

Stay strong, and keep pushing forward. Your best days are ahead of you, and at Legendary Marketer, we're here to help you make the most of them.

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Discover Your Brand Archetypes To Uncover Certainty, Confidence & Clarity

Are you a hero? A maverick? A magician?

Perhaps you see yourself as a caregiver, an explorer, or an entertainer…

When David Sharpe sat down during a live interview with brand strategist, Kaye Putnam, she shared loads of golden insights and actionable tips with the audience. 

Learn how discovering your online business archetypes can help you attract and serve more of your ideal clients…and give yourself an instant boost in confidence and clarity in the process.

Trying on many different hats

When brand strategist, Kaye Putnam first got started in business more than 10 years ago, she looked to other successful entrepreneurs to get ideas about how to act and what to say: 

“I thought that if I could just model what they were doing, I would see some portion of that success.”

For example, one successful entrepreneur Kaye followed was a former athlete and an inspirational, tough-love kind of guy. So Kaye named a video segment, “Your Monday Morning Kick in the Pants.” 

Another person she admired was a bubbly, feminine, and incredibly warm entrepreneur. Kaye infused that style into the opening of her website – “Hey, Bombshell.”

Although she admits it's a bit cringy now, Kaye stressed how normal it is to go through this. In the beginning of any business, it often means “trying on” a bunch of different identities and seeing what feels right. 

How to get Clarity

Kaye’s background in psychology led her to study archetypes – personas or characters that show up throughout history, literature, and pop culture. 

When a brand adopts a particular archetype, people recognize it. The audience can easily understand your brand and know what you stand for almost instantly. 

Although there are many different recognizable archetypes, Kaye’s work focuses on these twelve:

  • Caregiver
  • Creator
  • Entertainer
  • Explorer
  • Girl/Guy Next Door
  • Hero
  • Innocent
  • Lover
  • Magician
  • Maverick
  • Royalty
  • Sage

Within each archetype, Kaye describes what it is, how customers feel, and the innate advantages. She also explains each archetype’s villains (or the exact opposite of what the brand is trying to achieve), potential pitfalls, and examples of brand voice.


How does knowing your brand archetypes help you?

Archetypes help us connect with our audience on a gut level. So by leaning into our unique point of view as a brand, we attract clients who also share that value. 

Most businesses will identify with two archetypes. Choosing two gives enough clarity to guide decisions while providing enough variety to feel like you’re “fully expressed”. 

You simply can’t – nor should you even try – to be everything to everyone. Choosing two archetypes gives entrepreneurs enough “playground to play on” without being overwhelmed. 

Just like every superhero has its own kryptonite, each archetype has a set of potential drawbacks. 

While recognizing our strengths helps us project authority to our audience, understanding and acknowledging our weaknesses shows our audience that there is a real human being behind the brand. 

For example, under the “Hero” archetype, customers tend to feel inspired, strong, and determined. And while the Hero archetype projects competence and courage, some of the potential pitfalls include arrogance and aggression.  

As Kaye said, “We don’t necessarily have to overcome our weaknesses. It’s more about awareness.” 

In fact, our “weaknesses” can become our greatest strength. As Dave Sharp likes to say, “Take your mess and turn it into your message.” 

Archetypes help us do just that.

Once you identify 1-2 archetypes, are you stuck with them forever? 


We’re all multi-faceted human beings. 

And over time, just as you evolve as a human, your business (and its identity) will likely evolve as well. 

For now, remember that the simple act of knowing your strengths and communicating them with your audience is magnetic. This brings the right people into our world. 

And as Kaye says:

“When you’re standing in your truth with certainty and confidence and clarity, people resonate with that.”

Find out your brand archetypes

Kaye Putnam is an expert when it comes to archetypes. Over the past 10+ years, she’s worked with huge corporations, solopreneurs, and everyone in between. Her mission is to help companies define who they are at their core. This allows them to show up as their true, authentic selves – building relationships, engaging audiences, and raising revenue in the process. 

Which archetypes do you identify with? 

Take the Archetype Quiz online

Listen to her Wake Up Legendary interview with David Sharpe from Legendary Marketer on Facebook, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify

Find Kaye Putnam online at

On Social: @KayePutnam 

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