I’M HERE TO CHALLENGE YOUR BELIEFS ABOUT SUCCESS, SPECIFICALLY, THE SINGULAR BELIEF KEEPING YOU PLODDING ALONG, SETTLING, MOVING SO SLOWLY YOU MAY AS WELL BE WALKING IN PLACE.
(HINT: IT’S THE ONE BELIEF YOU ACTUALLY SAY OUT LOUD, OFTEN TO ME. IT’S THE ONE BELIEF YOU’RE ACTUALLY PROUD TO CITE… OUT LOUD… AS THE REASON YOU’RE NOT DOING / EARNING / PRODUCING / SELLING MORE.)
if you are….
Slowly dragging one foot in front of another.
Aiming, ACTUALLY AIMING FOR mediocre, small, step-by-step increase.
Year to year, actually CELEBRATING earning a small percent more than the year before.
As if you owe it to someone to grow slow… as if it’s WISE in some way to be SURE you don’t leap frog over a step or two or ten.
Of course, you owe it to NO ONE to grow incrementally.
And maybe, you’re reading this thinking… “BY GOD, SHE’S RIGHT. I’m not on some corporate ladder anymore. Why do I climb slowly… rung by artificial rung… treading water… taking 3 steps forward and 2 steps back??”
Good… I’m glad that’s what you’re thinking. But here’s the belief, the thought, the BADGE OF HONOR that you wear (and actually say in PUBLIC) that is keeping you stuck here:
“I don’t want to take on too much.”
“I’m doing this program right now… I can’t possibly consider another program at the same time.”
“I’m in the middle of this and — well, let me finish that — and then I’ll consider what you’re talking about.”
LOL. Been there, friend. I’ve SO been there.
OH how we humans tend to like our order… our everything-in-a-manageable-box… our neat, clean days… our I’m going to do THIS, complete it, tuck it away… and then I’ll get to THAT.
Follow the rules.
Put away one toy before you take out another.
GOD FORBID YOU ENJOY TWO TOYS AT ONCE.
Finish something before you start something else.
Wrap it all up.
AAAAHHH!!! It seriously makes me want to scream — profanities — when I see entrepreneurs doing LIFE and BUSINESS this way….
The good news, I guess, is that great employees are made in such ways, and great employees are CRITICAL to the success of many businesses.
But great (mega-profitable) ENTREPRENEURS adhere to an entirely different set of rules.
The rules that support their / OUR default mentality: I WANT IT ALL… I WANT IT NOW… AND WHY DO I HAVE TO CHOOSE?
The rules that say there are no rules.
That’s why whenever you ask me what I’m reading right now, I can’t just give you ONE book. I can’t even just give you ONE GENRE of a book. ALL truly successful people have this in common: We crave, have an appetite for, and DEVOUR anything and everything that fuels our success.
We read things we don’t agree with.
We read things that aren’t easy reads.
We read things that help us with a specific task.
And we read things that help us just GENERALLY grow our thinking, our beliefs, how we show up in the world.
But we don’t force ourselves to choose…. we’re absorbing information from a variety of sources, on a variety of topics… SIMULTANEOUSLY. Our input is constant, varied and powerful… and out output???? Is — no surprise here — the same.
Same for this question: Who is coaching you?
Same answer. (For the truly successful.)
Who ISN’T coaching me?
Sure, I have paid mentors.
Not one perfectly neat coach that I follow everything he/she says to the letter… but THREE (3 that I’m PAYING currently.)
My nights are literally an ORGY of ideas and information.
And my days are spent in passion driven implementation.
Are you UNINSPIRED?
Are you boring, even to yourself?
Is your business just maintaining?
Not taking new ground?
Perhaps it’s that Kindergarten rule holding you back: Put up one thing before you take out something else, kid.
You’re not in Kindergarten anymore.
You are at the helm of what COULD be an entrepreneurial empire…
You’re at the center of an entrepreneurial eco-system….
And this one thing, one foot, one book, one program, one WHATEVER at a time thing is too FrEAKING slow. That’s why you’re bored. That’s why your income feels SLOW and STUCK…. because your own actions are SLOW.
I’m not suggesting you willy nilly put an embarrassingly WEAK amount of effort into tons of things at one time…. moving forward on NONE of them.
I’m suggesting you go ALL IN.
I’m suggesting you build your business in a way that you don’t work for Friday nights anymore.
I”m suggesting you get excited (and becoming exciting) again.
I’m suggesting you embrace the truth that being at the CENTER of an entire entrepreneurial eco-system will require you — will ALLOW you — to keep more than one ball in the air at the same time.
I’m imploring you to consider your PACE and your PRODUCTION.
I’m begging you to stop being so EMPLOYEE-like in your thinking.
Because no one is coming to tap you on the shoulder and surprise you with a raise, or a better position or a corner office.
Your world…. OUR world is of our OWN making.
And, SURE…. you could plod along…. one step at a time… but don’t expect an OCEAN of abundance and success when you’re showing up with a thimble -full of carefully measured, carefully ordered, super neat effort on a daily basis.
A future boss may LOVE you for this. (Probably would.)
But, the ocean of entrepreneurial possibilities, will LAUGH at your cute little success belief — rooted in your Kindergarten experience — and go elsewhere….
So…. Happy Saturday, I guess?
Let me know your thoughts.
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