What is holding you back? Why haven’t you taken that leap of faith that will ultimately carry you to success? Sure, you may fall and hit a few trees along the way, but you and I both know that if you take this jump you won’t regret it ten years from now when you look back, after jumping repeatedly you WILL find success! I think that’s one thing that as entrepreneurs we miss. We make this really big jump one time and fall flat on our butts. When we get back up its “ I’m not stupid! I ain’t doing that again!” But you see that’s whats holding you back! Its all about the consistency of it. I challenge you to walk into Barnes and noble grab any biography off of the shelf about someone successful. I can almost guarantee you that there will be many failures in that book! The difference between that person and YOU is that they got back up and kept at it. I know, easier said than done. Here are three tips that I hope will help you keep on keeping at it.
1. Control Your Circle
If you are gonna make it in this world, you gotta have your people. As independent as you think you are, ain’t no body going at this thing alone and makin’ it! But, just cause you got some peeps around doesn’t mean they are the right ones! One of my favorite sayings is, “look at the five people closest to you and you’ll see a reflection of yourself!” Heres the thing, when you fall on your face (you will) you need a solid group around you to help knock the dust off your shoulders, pick you back up, and support your future endeavors. When you have a business fail if your friend tells you to get a JOB, go get a new friend, not a new job. As much as it hurts, it is ALWAYS the best thing to do.
2. Dream BIG!
I HATE hearing people say “I just want to make a good living” or “man if I could just break 100k this year I’d be set”. Quit thinking so small! That’s why you suck! Small-thinkers won’t go anywhere in life. A lot of times we set small goals because we don’t want other people to think we are crazy. I call BULLCRAP! I guarantee you that NO ONE cares… Dream big! Make huge goals! It’s OKAY. If you aim for the moon, you may not make it but at least you’ll hit a few stars, right? I had the dream and goal of being a millionaire by 21. Did I make it? No. But that’s okay, I made my first 100k at 19 and am in the 1% income bracket of my peers. See how that works? Just because you don’t reach all of your goals, as long as you dream big you will make a huge impact on the world and learn to be okay with that!
3. Burn Plan B
I have seen this time and time again… “ I have this awesome idea that I am going to run with and if it doesn’t work out I always have x I can fall back on.” If you have a plan B, you WILL fail. It will always be in the back of your mind. Dragging you DOWN. If you are gonna jump, just freaking jump and make it work. If you have the mindset that failure is not an option and there is no back up I guarantee you that it will be 10x more successful than if you have a cushy job to fall back on.