I find Brendon Burchard to always deliver such well thought out and beautifully constructed life truths... He is hard to ignore. I wanted to share this video with you as while I was watching it yesterday, I could see how so much of it applied to online business (and all life) and thought you might like it too!
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Developing the growth mindset.
1. Believe in your ability to figure things out.
2. Question your assumptions
3. Create your own curriculum for growth
4. Honor the struggle
To your success
All too often we look to justify our inaction. Using previous
experiences or external circumstances that actually hold no relevance.
The sad fact is... When we look for justifications and say things like "I would, but"
and for the most part, it's simply coming from a place of fear... A place of insecurity and
unfortunately, the only person it hurts is ourselves.
Its time to get passed it... Check out this quick video on how "But" Is killing your dreams
I don't remember where I first heard it... I wish I could give them credit. The constant repetition of this principle in my mind has without exception, steered me in the right direction time and time again.
Navigating the path to success in any area of life comes with challenges. It's never a direct route. It takes personal change and work.
Here are the 3 words (in the correct order) to help find you that success.
Be, Do, Have
There are a few ways of explaining this. Chances are you have heard it thrown around from time to time. In this blog, I'd like to give you my interpretation
In order to BE the person that you want to BE. You begin by BEING that person by
DOING what the people that are already where you want to be, DO, then you will HAVE what they HAVE (What you want)
I simplify it further for my daily reminder.
To be the person I want to be, I must do what people already achieving that do, then I will have what they have.
Not AFTER the fact... Empowering yourself to become that person NOW
This may seem obvious, but unfortunately it's very easy to get it wrong.
Have you ever thought to yourself
"When I lose some weight... Then I will have the energy/confidence to go to the gym or go running?" "When I get results in my online business... Then I will have the confidence to talk to people about it, Advertise, write a Blog, make a Video"
In other words... A thought process like this...
When I get further confirmation that my goal is already a reality, then I will take the appropriate action that (ironically) was required to make it a reality in the first place
You see, this is flawed thinking. In order to BE the person that you want to be. You must DO what these people are doing. Fit people eat healthy and exercise.
In order to be fit, you can't wait to lose weight before you start eating healthy and exercise.
If fit people are eating healthy and exercising... You must do what they do to have what they have. If they are exercising 10 hours a week, you can't expect to get the same result exercising only 3 hours a week.
Successful business people communicate with people.
In one form or another, they communicate their message.
That is how results are achieved. You can't wait until you get results to start communicating.
If that is what is required... You must start now. You must Do, NOW
In order to be the person you want to be, you must do what people that are already there Do, then you will have the same result they have.
It doesn't work the other way round. You can't HAVE, DO and then BE.
A friend of mine recently was talking about his desire to become a professional surfer.
This got me thinking... Why isn't he? He is already a very capable surfer. So how does he go to that next level?
Sports are an interesting one because there are obviously some people
That are freakishly, naturally talented.... But just like anything in life...
There are many people that just work
really hard, take specific actions, and reach success
If my friend wants to be a Pro Surfer... he has to BE a Pro Surfer...
He has to DO what Pro Surfers Do. He must surf for hours everyday. He must consume the
right foods. He must relentlessly train his body, take advice from a professional surf coach.
He must work on his competitive psychology, he must spend everyday living and beathing
surfing. Doing what professional athletes do and then he will have what they have.
The issue lies with the idea that you can take half the action until you get the same result.
That you can surf sometimes.. train sometimes... And get the same results as a professional.
That you can work at your business sometimes... And get the same results as a successful
entrepreneur that works in their business ALL the time.
You must begin to act precisely like you are already where you want to Be.
What would you do? How would you feel? How would you speak? How would you
carry yourself through the day?
Act as if you had already achieved the goals you are setting out to achieve..
What specific actions would you be taking? You must start BEING that NOW.
It's blindly obvious when you think about it. Why would we ever expect the same result if we are not taking the same action?
I catch myself doing this all the time... I look at something I would like to improve my life,
then I think to myself, well, yes... I see what other people that are successful in that area
are doing... but that all seems like a little much...
Maybe if I just try this other method that seems a little easier, less time consuming, It will still work?
NO... it will not work... If you want the same result... You must take the same action
Whatever you want... Whoever you want to be, Identify what people are doing that
are already in that position. Then start doing that.
Not something like that... Not almost that... Exactly That. BE That Person. Obviously I'm not talking about adopting their personality or anything weird... Just take the same actions they are taking. Do what they do and you will have what they have. You will have what you want and you will be who you want to be.
I hope the examples above explain this cannot work the other way around. If you want to be fit. Don't look for shortcuts. Do the exercise, play the sports, BE a fit person. THEN you will be fit. If you want to wealthy financially. Do what wealthy people DO. find a system, stick to it and do as they do. Don't wait for other circumstances to "allow" you to be that. BE that NOW, your life will undoubtedly improve and the results will take care of themselves.
This seems like a very repetitive blog post... However, I am so passionate about this!
The reason being , I know it works. it has worked for me over and over and over.
Whenever you strive to be something more than you are now... It's when you start Being that person... Start doing what people that are already there do, that it actually becomes a reality.
BE, DO, HAVE
What is your definition of freedom? Take a second to imagine life without limits.
What does your day look like?
No need for a Job... Only doing what you choose... What would you do..? Who would you be?
Big questions, I know...
When you dig deep? What would you want your day to really be like if money was no longer an object? (After the initial 12 months of taking a holiday of course) What would you fill your life with?
This sentence is intended to give you the time to actually consider that ;)
The Difference between a JOB and WORK
Over the last 2 years my personal definition of freedom has changed... It's still the absence of a JOB, But not in the way I originally envisioned it.
When I had a job, I struggled to differentiate between a Job and Work
Two words that are often interchanged to describe the same thing
Over the last couple of years I have now found a distinct difference between the two.
You may be surprised... Or maybe not so surprised that work can be very enjoyable. The real key... The difference... is having 100% control over what you do for work without the pressure of earning money just to stay alive...
The absence of pressure, not the absence of personal progress and contribution
The choice to focus on what is more important to you. It's about loving what you do. It's about being inspired everyday to jump out of bed and take on the day.
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” Patanjali
There is no question... Financial freedom has dramatically changed my life in so many areas. Allowing more time for, Fun, Fitness, Friends, Family Travel , but the most dramatic change is the fulfillment of doing something you are passionate about.
Perhaps you are one of the fortunate people that already has a job that you love... Something you would do for free (Congratulations if that is you) or, Perhaps you are like I was.. Happy enough with your job, but always knowing there was more to life... My advice to you is this. Don't give up... Freedom can and will be achieved if you want it bad enough. You just need to take the right steps and stick with it. You simply must do things in a certain way.
Certain: (1: The absence of doubt. 2: Done in a definite or particular way)
Two things are required for this certainty to occur.
First; You must believe it's possible.
Truly possible for you to be a success.
Over the many years of conditioning that we are
all exposed to, it's ingrained in us that only
a select few, "Elite" "Talented" "In The
Know"people can ever achieve high level success.
That in order to reach that level, one must have
been born into money or experienced a huge
stroke of luck. That is a lie.
You can achieve great things, but... YOU must believe you can.
Second; You must believe that you are worthy
Not that you are necessarily capable just yet, but simply worthy...This alone can be a hard one for some people. I recommend reading personal development books and watching a whole lot of motivational videos if you struggle here. Do what it takes to get in the right head space and level of belief that will allow you to persevere
You can do a thing only if you have the belief that it can be done.
Then what... Start with a method that actually
works. Learn what is required to build the
foundation that will continue to pay you for years,
It's that simple... I am not pretending that it's
easy, but the decision to do that, is simple and...
I can't express in words how worth it it will be for
you. It's simply a feeling that of contentment that
I sincerely hope everyone who reads this reads
"The freedom to focus on work that is meaningful"
That's my new definition of freedom. The ability to then live that life. A life of choice.
How do we get it? First, we have to know what we want... What would you choose if you could have anything?
The answer to that question is your "why" discovering this why is the most important thing you can ever do. Increase your level of belief that you can do it (because you can) and use this enthusiasm to drive you toward this freedom by setting goals (guide to Goal setting here) and you may be very surprised how everything will fall into place.
Remember... Do things in a certain way... Everyday
We all dream.. Some people chase the dream and some people actually realize the dream.
What is the difference? Today I am going to share with you my 3 "musts" for actually succeeding long term.
I have identified these particular differences from hundreds of people I have mentored into online incomes. This has given me some real Insight into who makes it, Who doesn't...
And what divides them.
This might be a little tough for some people. Unfortunately this industry is built on empty promises and it breeds a culture of unrealistic expectations, however, for those people who really get what I am about to say... Keep going.. You will reach success. For those who don't get it... It will unfortunately be a hard road
I am going to explain what it really takes. There is nothing to buy. Just truthful information
Stick with me and let's go through the key ingredients for success
Under each topic. I will tell you, what people that succeed do, and what people that don't succeed do.
The definition for Success in this post is.
The ability to live solely off your online income
Note, this information is not business specific. I can tell you right now that any online entrepreneur's success is never business specific.
Successful people are successful because they have these 3 principals covered
No business will ever be the main reason you succeed. YOU will always be the main reason you succeed so today we are going to focus on what YOU must do regardless of your current or future business
(For what reason or purpose)
Why are you doing what you are doing?
Your WHY is everything. Absolutely fundamental.
The major difference between people that make it and those that don't is the importance of their WHY.
We find motivation and move in two ways. Away from pain and towards pleasure. Moving away from pain is in most cases, what drives people the
furthest. Something you just can't bare to have in your life
It's easy to be comfortable.. And when you are comfortable... It can be hard to find motivation.
This is when we must move towards pleasure. The same level of motivation is required, however you will be moving towards something, . Something so great that you must have it....
You cannot live without it
Your why can obviously be a combination of pain and pleasure.
People that succeed, know their "WHY" and they know how important it is to them.
They say thing like: I am NOT prepared to work a job any more. I can't even comprehend spending the rest of my life doing it.
I must change because (insert "why") and I am prepared to work at it until "why" is achieved
Statements from those that don't make it:
I have some free time now so I might as well give it a go.
Wow, that would be really cool if I could get to where you are.
I am just looking for an extra $1000 a month.
I am going to give it a month. If it doesn't work in a month then I might try something else
The pain of working 5 days a week for the rest of my life... Was what I moved away from.
The WHY that drove me.
When I woke up in the morning, I was prepared to work, even when I was tired, even when friends wanted to catch up... It was so, so, so, important to me to NOT spend my life working... Not spend my life exchanging my time for money, that I was not only prepared to work incredibly hard above and beyond the hours of the job that I was already working... What is interesting is... I was motivated and enthusiastic to work above and beyond!
Why would I do that? Why would anyone? It's a contradiction. "It's so important to me NOT to work.. So I am going to work super hard" Lol!
There is only one reason... My WHY... To move away from the pain of working for the rest of my life and towards the pleasure of freedom.
Without that core WHY... I NEVER would have made it.. I would have quit... Just like most people do.... Whether you are moving away from pain or towards pleasure.. You MUST have a massive "WHY" that's so important to you that it pushes you past comfort.
You might be reading this thinking. Yeah, yeah, yeah.. I get it.. I need a goal, But seriously... Do NOT underestimate the importance of this. WHY is the key differential between people that make it and those that don't. I have seen it time and time again. Full stop. No exceptions.. Identify your WHY. Now that you know why you're doing what you are doing.. What's next...
(Activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result)
Work. Focus and Consistency.
But hang on Luke... "Haven't you heard about that business that does it all for you? You don't need to WORK anymore to make money online..
These days there are even businesses that will build your sales pages, manage your contacts, even follow up with them and make the sales for you! Heck...
You can even join businesses that you will make money for doing nothing! Just sit back and let the cash roll in! $$$"
Oh Dear...Okay... Now... Let's get very clear and very serious.
If you want to make a living online... Something you can actually rely upon. Don't leave it to anyone else... Or fate.... It is up to YOU to Create YOUR outcome.
The people that do work... The people that are focused and consistent... Make money over the long term. WORK is unavoidable.
When you take 100% personal responsibility for your actions. When you make the decision that your results and a direct reflection of the actions you took. Not of the business you are in.. Not of the traffic you are buying... Not of the leaders above you... Not all the other external forces that have somehow affected your results. (The excuses we are all guilty of)
When YOU make the decision that YOU and only YOU are responsible for YOUR Success or Failure. Things will change for YOU. WHY..? Because you will truly understand that excuses don't get results.
Not now.. Not ever.
You can have Money and you can have Excuses. You Can't have them Both at the same time.
This is a huge separation between people that make it and people that don't.
People who succeed, despite failure, despite the grinding work that doesn't seem to get them anywhere in the short term... Continue to persevere.
I often hear these type of comments from them:
Well, that didn't work... What's next?
How can I tweak it to make it work?
I keep looking at my system looking for a way to improve it.
I know that it's not working now, but I can see that if I keep testing and tweaking, It will eventually.
I am going to go through all the training again.
And what I love to hear.. Luke... It worked!! After all this time trying and trying...
It's actually working! Now I am going to make it better.
People that don't make it:
It's taking too long. I have heard of this other thing that takes care of all the work.
I don't want to learn/don't have time to do that so I am going to try "this" instead
Have you seen this thing that builds your webpage and everything for you?
I am not looking for more work.. I already have enough on my plate, what will make me the most money without any effort?
I tried to finish the training video or blog.. But it was too long. I don't have time for that
Remember.. This is NOT about any particular business. It NEVER is. It never will be.. Sure..
There will be one business that will take you there.. Something that will earn you the big money, but it's never about the individual business and always about you.
What are YOU doing to maximize your chance of success? What system have you personally put in place that you could then take and implement in another business?
Are you creating content? Websites, Blogging, Video, Social media, building an Email list?
This isn't some speculation of mine.... This is a very obvious separation between the people that make it and the people that don't that I have observed over the last few years.
A "case study" of hundreds of people. I am a firm believer that anyone can make mountains of money online. That's because anyone can. But NOT without these 3 principals
(The successful conveying or sharing of ideas and feelings)
Some people will have this naturally.
Others will need to work at it (Like me) but
Communication is how we spread our message
If you can't communicate effectively...
You won't get results. So what does this mean?
It means that you may need to do some personal development. I sure did.. I still am! Growth doesn't happen over night. It takes time and... WORK. I know that even now there will be people saying, well... If I use someone else's email copy or someone else's videos then why would I need to make my own? They are already experts at communication and that means that I don't need to learn. This is a common statement of people that never make it.
You CAN copy and use others content. Absolutely, follow people who are already successful... that is necessary... Particularly when getting started, however,
The people that do find long term success... Without question... Create content of their own.
This ties back to taking FULL unwavering responsibility for their business and outcome.
You see... It's easy to make excuses if you didn't make the content yourself.
"Well, I tried with the team emails, videos, etc, and I am not getting results"
The ironic part is... It's these same people that say, "I have found another company that does it all for you!" And the cycle continues... Do you see the theme? The reason people chase their tail around the internet?
Save yourself a whole lot of wasted time and money.
"Done for you" systems don't work. You must take initiative to create the content yourself.
I know this step isn't very clear... So let's sum it up
People that make it in this industry put themselves into their work at some level
They learn to communicate their message effectively. Themselves.
This does not mean you start from scratch.. Follow others and use their material as templates, however, You must at some point develop these skills.
Learn to write.. Learn to make video. Learn to speak.
A minimum of one of these skills is required. Make sure you develop your communication
skills to an effective level. If you are anything like me.. This step will take some work... but the more you do it, the better you will get... The most important thing you can do is make a start.
Start to write.. Make a Video... Read some self help books.
Study your business and the language that leaders in your business are using.
If you have found yourself in the "people that do not make it" category. Do not despair. Simply take it on board and identify areas for self improvement.
Let me close with this.... With the thousands of people I have seen flow through my teams..
The countless people I have interacted online and at seminars and the hundreds I have
personally mentored... These 3 principals are the difference between the people that succeed over the long term and those that don't.
It's NOT... The business.. .. Not the team resources.. Not a particular lead source...
Particular Lead capture page... Particular follow up email sequence...
Particular sales Webinar... Particular point in time... Particular secret that successful people hide... Particular Country of residence... Particular age... Previous job or existing skills.
It is completely random... People from all ways of life in all different businesses... It always comes down to the individual. Their WHY.
This WHY Drives them to Remain Focused, Consistent, and to WORK hard.
Through this hard work.. They work on themselves. They understand that personal
development is required and communication is one of those requirements.
We can always grow... Take responsibility for YOUR success and YOU will succeed.
As I said, there is nothing to buy... It's just the truth that I have observed over the years. Anybody can do this, including you.
To your success
"What is your motive for action.
What is it that drives you in your life today, not 10 years ago... Or are you running the same pattern?
"What is driving you?"
Check out this incredible Ted Talk
6 human Needs
- Connection and love
- To contribute beyond ourselves
Identifying your WHY is fundamental to maintaining your
enthusiasm that drives you day in day out towards
Your personal success and for filling all six human needs
Learn how to build wealth here
I don't know about you.. But when I first started online
there was always a doubt in my mind..
Would this actually work for me...?
Regardless of how positive I was, the progress I was making,
some level of doubt was always there
I guess that's natural.. Without real results the question always remains. Will I be successful at this?
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