Do you want to succeed in business? Here are 3 ways

2016-12-08 15:36

Many people come to me telling me some version of this line: "I've been dreaming of having my own business for so long, and now that I have you as a coach, I'll finally be able to do it, blah blah."

And do you know what happens to 95% of those people? No matter how much help I give them, or how many resources I point them to, they still get nowhere and ultimately fail.

You might be wondering why. I'll tell you. They don't succeed with me for the very same reason they didn't succeed before me. For many people there are many different reasons why they didn't succeed prior to meeting me. Some people might be too busy with work and family (which I applaud). Some people might be dreamers and not doers. Some people might suffer from procrastination and other negative productivity habits, and some people just want the imagined glamor and money that comes with having a business and success, but don't want to do any of the work.

The people who succeed with my help are the ones who are rock star go-getters that would have ultimately succeeded anyway. With my help, they just get there much faster.

And how do I know all this? Well, I've just celebrated coaching over 2,000 people! Yes, that's right, 2,000 people and millions of people who have benefited from my work online whom I didn't help directly. You can read about it on my website where you can also learn more about my work.

You can also take me up on an amazing deal I currently have where I offer an introductory coaching session of 15 minutes for just $5. You can use the 15 minute call to help you determine whether I can be helpful to you without any risk. You can read about this service on my business coach page.

Now, let's talk about the three ways you can succeed as an entrepreneur. The first way is the way I had done it. It was through relentless daily hard work over many years. This is what most people don't do. But that is good for you if you are someone who is not afraid to do the hard work. If you stick with your business and work hard on it over time, you will become successful. There is no rocket science to it and no shortcuts - just hard work.

The second way to succeed in business is to get lucky. Maybe your parents had a lot of money or you had a rich uncle who was already successful and advised you, and you just got such a boost from the beginning that it helped you succeed. Unfortunately, I didn't have this advantage, and 99% of us don't get lucky in such spectacular ways either.

The third way to succeed is, in my opinion, the smartest path. That path involves a combination of hard work and mentoring to make sure that your hard work is directed in the right direction, and that you are set on a path to succeed, and avoid many of the mistakes you would make if you were doing this on your own. The mentoring can come in the form of one on one coaching, but it can also come in the form of you finding the right way to educate yourself by reading the right books, listening to the right podcasts, and taking the right online courses. All of these resources are free or cheap so there isn't really an excuse.

So now let me ask you: have you started your own business? Which path did you take? The first or the third? And what kind of an entrepreneur are you? Did you put in the right amount of work?

But before you answer that question, let me explain what "the right amount of work" actually means.

When we were all in school, we all got assignments. No matter whether we did enough of the right kind of work or not, next week we forgot about those assignments and moved on to next assignments. But in the real world, it works a little differently. In the real world, until you get an A+, the assignment has not ended. And if you stop before you did A+ level work, you failed. That means that there is no way to measure "the right amount of work" other than by whether you got to your goals. So if you were about to tell me that you spent a year or two years working on your business, or worked every day, I would say that you used the wrong metrics to measure "enough work."

The right metric is: did you do enough to succeed?

And if you didn't, I'd love to hear your comments about how you plan to succeed moving forward.

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