You watch countless videos of the most financially successful people in the world, and you quickly notice a common theme.
Although the world finds them an overnight success, they are far from it.
Although it appears they had all the answers from the moment they started, they weren't even close.
The secret to their success wasn't something that is reserved just for the current elite.
The real driver that got them to where they are is available to everyone willing to embrace it.
That is persistence.
There is a reason only a few plants will pierce through rock hard asphalt.
They are the only ones with the determination and persistence keep moving forward, even when the obstacle in front of them seemed impossible to overcome.
Do you have a price? They say every one has a price. Well, do you? Not the price for your soul; but, the price to cap your success. Is there a certain amount of success that will feel "good enough". Will you hit a plateau and get complacent? Try to pretend like that is all you ever wanted to make it to anyway.
If you want to reach your true potential, you have to be willing to not sell yourself short. You have to be willing to resist the temptation to cash in your chips. You can't have a price that will purchase (and take away from you) your drive and ambition.
How many times have you heard Tony Robbins define what it means to truly make a decision? The root of decision is "incision" or to cut off. To move forward, you need to truly make a decision. You need to cut yourself from what is holding you back. Your mindset and playing small will only get you much of the same. Although the path to your goals may seem daunting (and uncomfortable), to ever make it happen you need to make a decision. You need to decide to go all in and move forward.
You can't jump into the deep end of the pool with your toe in the shallow end.
Don't be discouraged by the feeling that you don't know it all. You aren't supposed to! Anyone who has done anything big in business didn't have all the answers before they got started. They addressed issues, questions, and opportunities as they presented themselves. They then accessed, learned, and grew from the experience.
Don't stay busy. Stay productive. Just because you cross a lot of items off your to-do list, does not mean that those were the things you should have been doing. Focus on what matters.
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If you want to make significant changes in your life, you have to be willing to be willing to make sacrifices in the present for your success in the future.
You don't always have to reinvent the wheel. Model what works. They have already tested the market and figured out what works. Model success and deploy it from your perspective.
Never be afraid to provide "too much" value. When you are coming from a place of service, those that want to work with you will. Those that don't want to never will either way.
Just because not everyone in your warm market trusts you or your opportunity does not mean you stop moving forward. It is not their fault. It is your fault. You haven't done enough work to market the opportunity and the value proposition. Keep moving forward, identify opportunities, and build up case studies. Build up your sales. The proof will be in the results.