1: I want you to take a few moments to think about the advice you would give to your younger self.
2: I want you to take that advice now.
We love an enemy
Someone or something to fight against
To empower ourselves
or refined sugar,
or people who don't say thank you
We love having an enemy so much
if there's not one available
we'll create one
Out of something,
who's not an enemy at all.
(like potatoes, or the business next door).
Let's face it.
While we feel bad about it
we all judge others.
It's funny though,
that the people we judge most harshly
are those who judge us.
They were sure the world was flat,
that cigarettes were safe,
that shoulder pads made you look professional,
that a low fat diet helped with weight loss.
They told us, they assured us.
they made a promise.
We believed them.
Many of your truths will become outdated.
By all means believe them now.
And share your thoughts with the world.
But don't be arrogant about it
Or you'll look like a dick later.
Whether your life is not as good as it should be,
or not as bad as it could be,
you're in the same place.
(exchange the word life for one that suits. e.g.: wife, job, haircut, potato masher..)
One of the keys to being successful in your business is to be relevant.
Relevant to the people you are trying to engage with.
Being the best, the most awesome at what you do is irrelevant if the market you are targeting can't afford what you do.
Can't get to what you do.
Doesn't really understand what you do.
By all means be the best, but also be relevant
Do you find yourself doing things
You don't want to do
Just so you can be annoyed at having to do them?
Do you find yourself asking people
To do things you know they can't do
Just so you can be annoyed that they won't do them?
Do you look for opportunities
To avoid the easy route
Just so you can be annoyed at having to do it the hard way?
"Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die"
There are billions of people who have the potential to be better than you.
More than a billion of them have a great idea.
Multiple millions of them want to do something about it.
Multiple millions will decide to do something about it
Millions will get started
How many will keep going?
How many will deliver?
How many will succeed?
What about this...
How many will be doing EXACTLY what you are doing
But be doing it somewhere so far away that they aren't competition?
Because success is not just based on what others are doing that may stop you
But also on what you do to avoid being stopped.
It's tempting to want everything at the same time, in the same place in one neat package.
Before you try to get everything all at once, work out what you NEED, what you have already and then look for the rest:
You'll need a job
This is where the money comes from, either directly when you get paid per hour or indirectly when you do something that allows you to be provided for.
You'll need a career
This is the area in which you work, like medicine is a career for jobs like doctor, nurse, pharmaceutical salesperson.
You'll need a purpose
This is what keeps you going in the long term, it could be saving lives or making the perfect paper crane
You'll need an outlet
This is what keeps you going in the short term, time out, a release, being creative.
You'll need a sense of responsibility
The knowledge that you are contributing and that what you do counts
You'll need a sense of value
The knowledge that you are contributing and that you count no matter what you do
There's no such thing as free.
You should always pay.
If it's free either someone else is paying
Or you aren't likely to get what you want.
( If you want something for free so you can grow your business to get paid money you ain't doing it right.)
Julz Darroch at bigredball