If I Only Had the Money
by Kevin D. Crone
Well, you probably do – enough to create a picture of what you want. It doesn’t have to be some grandiose, spectacular picture. Just something that gets you started and you can get excited about. Enough to be desperate enough to want to succeed beyond what looks possible.
Just about every successful person I know started humbly, with nothing. They suffered the ups and downs but were desperate and got in the “all in” zone because the alternative wasn’t good. When you have too much to lose, you probably are going to. Stay desperate.
A client friend said recently that Ontarians have it too good and don’t know what desperation is. Stay hungry. Don’t listen to the noise or the complaining and whining. Use circumstances as only part of your success structure. The noise in the news is irrelevant. What is relevant is what you want, your picture and the contrasting current reality. The contrast tells you what you need to do.
Stay desperate enough to…
…not waste your most valuable resource – your time. This irreplaceable asset gives you 1440 minutes every day to make choices, to think, plan and act on your priorities. Highly successful people value their time and never waste it.
…be inquisitive, imaginative and creative. I don’t believe in luck or bad circumstances. Obviously it happens, but it isn’t the cause of success or failure. Some people just get stuck on the mindless treadmill. They stop dreaming, imagining, stop asking questions, looking into data as to what’s going on, studying the market, taking coaching, learning, getting better and above all, listening. Anyone can do those things and those things are the source of imagination, new approaches and ideas.
…be action-oriented that will cause the opportunities you need. Yes action. Follow the sundown rule. Make sure you take the next important step before the sun goes down. Learning and progress follows action. Action is all there is.
…continually build a personality that attracts help, cooperation and the answers you need from those who will help you succeed. Arrogance destroys businesses. You and I can act humbly, be comfortable with the poor or rich, can make people comfortable, can build people not tear them down, can learn from everyone, can build meaningful relationships everywhere and can have the charisma that creates support. Yes, our parents shape our personality but, again, anyone can improve their personality.
…be courageous every day. Heck fear is just caused from a lack of experience or knowledge. It’s made up in our heads. What’s possible is usually just a perspective. Expose yourself to scary experiences and you’ll be able to see what’s possible and be able to handle just about anything confidently.
In summary, you have enough of everything to be more successful in anything. You’re lacking nothing.
Now is the beginning of the best time to be in business in Ontario. Why not you?
Remember, action is all there is!
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