There are just three kinds of business owners in today’s marketplace. Which one you decide to be determines your level of success and the speed at which you get there. You can make success long and difficult or shorter and simpler, the choice is yours. And, you even have the choice not to succeed at all. There is no luck, you create your own luck with your mindset, your thoughts, your mood, your attitude, and your action or lack thereof. Make no mistake, this has nothing to do with your level of education, your experience, your upbringing, your heritage, or your history. It has everything to do with YOU.
Each of us today is the sum total of the decisions we have made to date. You can change your decisions at any given moment in time and create a new today and a brighter tomorrow. Or, you can choose to remain where you are. What will it be? Which type of business owner are you?
#1 The DIY Master ~ Now, there are those business owners who will take my content in my calls and run with it, I mean they are outstanding DIYers and can piece it together and make it work well. Is this you? Then awesome, you get exactly what you need from my calls and can move forward without going any farther. You are also very rare.
Very few are a master of all trades, most are merely a jack of all trades, master of none and while you may be top notch in a couple of areas, it is unlikely that you are top notch in all areas. Your reluctance to hire outside expertise and to delegate often leaves you stuck and stranded. You may make it in the long haul but you are definitely taking the longer and harder road to get there. You are on the on ramp to success, merging slowly into the lane of progress.
#2 The FREELOADER ~ These business owners and home based CEO’s are on the free bandwagon and they go from call to call to call just listening in, taking a few notes, but not really moving forward. Is this you? I think we all have been here and I stopped being here when I realized that really I was wasting my time with all the “free” information because Knowledge is NOT power; only the action you taken once you’ve learned something IS. Once I committed to my path and progress, profit started to flow my way, not always in great waterfalls but definitely steadily and surely. As long as I stayed in free, well trust me when I say my pipeline wasn’t exactly full.
Free is the illusion that knowledge is all you need and that somehow a full bookcase or a desktop loaded with free downloads will ultimately equal success. It won’t and you are indulging in true self sabotage by not stepping up to the plate and investing in action to take your mountains of knowledge farther. If you remain in this pattern of behavior, you are guaranteed to be living a Ground Hog Day life, the same day over and over and over again, no progress, no change. You aren’t even on the onramp to success but instead stuck in the bright shiny opportunities of which on ramp to take.
#3 The INVESTOR ~ Are you this business owner? You check out the market place, explore trusted mentors and invest in programs that really will move you forward. You understand the value in taking action not just creating a lot of desktop shelf help that doesn’t serve you. You are on the fast path to success and know who can help you get there.You climb on free to explore, investigate and evaluate, when it’s a fit you invest and move it forward rapidly. You are a RAPID ACTION TAKER and are on the fast lane to success.
Clearly, as detailed here when you can step into the shoes of being the INVESTOR in yourself, your experience, your knowledge and most importantly your action, you will move it forward not just step by step but in quantum leaps. You will eliminate the bright shiny distractions from your email, your networks, your time, and focus on those activities and contacts who can fuel your success engine best.
I’m looking for INVESTORS. I honor business owners like me who get it and believe in themselves and their future. I work with INVESTORS to move their business and their life forward faster, more easily, with more fun, and greater rewards. Will you join me on this journey of life and business where you make your dreams come true? I’d love your comments.