In asking “Do you have what it takes?”, I simply want you to think a bit more about it.
My answer to that question is – we all do!
It’s whether you are prepared to work on it and do whatever it takes that makes the difference from one person to the next.
Are you willing to keep going, to do whatever it takes to get you to where you want?
Have a listen to the video below. I wanted to get it out to you as soon as possible.
I was in Austin for a weekend at the Empower Network event “Release Your Inner Badass”, headed back home very early in the morning, when I sat next to the young man I mention.
If you are prepared to do what it takes, you WILL be successful.
You’ll keep on going, through all the false turns and disappointments that are inevitable on your journey if you keep focused and avoid distractions.
One easy and important way to stay focused is to attend your industry events.
The energy is really high in such places, you get to network, learn some new and helpful information.
Look at your network as the GOLD in your business.
Since you are the average (in earnings) of the five people closest to you, and you don’t have high net-worth or very successful friends, what better way than to attend events and get to meet the movers and shakers in your field? That is the easiest way you will meet them, and a lot of them, in short time and in the same location.
Think of travel and hotel costs if you had to travel to meet them individually – assuming you can afford to pay for their services and they have the time to meet you.
Be prepared to go beyond your comfort zone. Staying comfortable is from the remnants of our reptilian brain responses, when everything known was better, as there was a lot of dangerous stuff out there, Not so anymore. Going out of your comfort zone is the only way to improve, to grow and flourish. And this is vital for any success.
Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!
Another tip: Take your business seriously – not as a spare time thing. You may be part-time, which is fine and quite different. People who operate their business in their spare time are fitting in their activities between the TV and their couch, sports games, and other entertainment activities. It shouldn’t be any surprise that they are hardly moving forward. A part-time business person is focused: have eliminated all distracting activities and are putting in the effort upfront.