96% — That’s the amount of Entrepreneurs that fail within the first 10 years of starting!
I bet when they finally got past the idea of being just an employee and went to go make it on their own – none of them thought that’s where they’d end up.
The other 4%… how do they do it?
What are the tricks and methods they use? How do they overcome the roadblocks that all of us go through on the journey to achieving our dreams?
Well, read on & we’ll find out…
1) Develop an Abundance Mindset
Mindset’s a funny thing. Most of the information on developing mindset for success gives us useless, non-actionable steps like “just think positive”.
The truth is, someone will never think positively or believe in themselves unless they actually succeed at something. Success gives their brain a reason to believe in themselves & start thinking positively.
1) Set an achievable goal
2) Focus & work toward it everyday
3) ACHIEVE the goal.
4) THEN true belief in one’s self arises.
5) Repeat with different goal
Some people might be thinking… “but how can we get rid of the doubt and worry about even getting started.”
If I were to ask someone if they believed they could be wealthy…
And they answered anything but yes, I’d gladly tell them (& you should be glad to hear) – that THEY’RE WRONG.
Anyone can… but very few (if any) actually will. But with the technology & systems available to everyone today – it is a possibility for everyone.
No one has an excuse anymore. Some of the wealthiest people in the world have come from nothing.
If someone took a walk around the block, how many houses would they see? 10, 20, 100? How much would it cost to build each house? At least 100k? That’s a lot of money just in a small area.
Imagine how much money’s in the entire town, the entire state!
Why can’t we all have some of it? We can, but you’re the only one stopping yourself from believing it.
We need to start seeing the abundance all around us.
Make it a habit. Everyday, go outside & notice how many trees there are. See how many blades of grass. There’s an abundant amount. We need to train our brains to see the abundance of life and abundance of money around us.
Once we train our brains to see the abundance all around us, our brains will subconsciously start to act in a more positive way & allow us to begin setting goals & achieving them.
2) Choose Advice Wisely
Stop Listening to bad advice
Everyone wants to give advice on what to do to become successful (that’s why we hear bad advice like “just think positive”to begin with).
But why would we take advice from someone who hasn’t been successful?
Stop taking advice from
- Uncle Sam
- Uncle Mike
- Uncle Dillard
If they haven’t actually done what we want to be successful in, don’t take their advice.
Who are you getting your advice from & are they actually QUALIFIED to give that advice?
If my cousin is out of shape and they gave me advice on how to get a 6 pack of abs, would I listen?
Of course not!
So why when we want to be successful in business or with money do we go to our friends and family (who are often dead broke & don’t have either) for that advice.
Instead, they give us back negativity – “That’s impossible!” “What if it fails?” Who’s heard those before?
Who’s heard those before?
It’s not that they necessarily mean us harm. It’s just that they can’t envision what we envision.
They’re afraid, so if they can’t see themselves doing it they try to protect everyone else from doing it.
We have these big dreams. We know these dreams are going to be hard to attain. We know we’ll have to put in some effort. But the other person can’t IMAGINE putting in that amount of effort and sacrifice – so instead, they just give negativity & encourage us not to pursue it.
Again, when taking advice, be realistic.
It’s pointless to ask someone who’s not an artist, how to paint.
So why ask someone who hasn’t accomplished their dreams for advice on how to accomplish ours?
Listen, I love people. I love people in my life and I cherish them. But I’m careful who I pick & choose advice from.
Want to be wealthy? Get advice from a wealthy person
Want to be healthy? Get advice from a healthy person
Want to be happy? Get advice from a happy person
We need to be wise from who we take our advice from – if they haven’t done it themselves, then we probably shouldn’t take their advice.
3) Work HARDER, not smarter
(At the beginning)
Listen, eventually it’s good to work smart. It’s actually preferable and more efficient later on. But when we’re just starting, we have to work hard. We have to struggle and put in the time & effort to DESERVE to work smart.
Don’t get me wrong, working smart IS essential, but it’s only half of the equation. No successful entrepreneur started out working smart. Instead, they put in unreal amounts of effort during every waking hour of the day. Every moment they were awake, they were learning or working on something related to their business. Sometimes, for days without any sleep.
Just ask the Billionaire: Mark Cuban. He said it himself, “It’s not about money or connections, it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone.”
Or the richest man in the world: Bill Gates…
Apparently Bill never did anything other than code all day long. He slept at the computer, would wake up after a few hours of sleep and pick up programming exactly where he left off. Bill worked harder, not smarter. In an industry already saturated with incredibly smart people, being smart is just the level of entry – he rose to the top by outworking all of the others.
No more excuses guys. If we’re not where we want to be it’s because we simply have to work hard by putting in more time and learning faster than anyone else.
We have to be willing to meet with people on Saturdays. Interview them late at night or early in the morning… During the startup phase, we have the choice of being productive or having a social life – everyone knows which of those is the best choice for long-term success.
The most successful people maintain the same level of persistence and drive while learning ways to do things more efficiently.
Both hard work and smart work are essential. It’s time to stop treating them as if they were mutually exclusive.
Us as Entrepreneurs must work smarter, harder, longer and better – because our competition already is.
4) Find a Community
Ever heard the saying that we’re all “the average of the 5 people we surround ourselves with?”
Well it’s true. Whether or not we like it, we are greatly influenced by those closest to us. It affects our thinking, our decisions, our happiness, & our habits.
This makes it a double edge sword… It’s bad because no matter how good our intentions are – if we’re surround by negative people who are constantly knocking us down and telling us the world is bad, then we’ll start to believe it too.
It doesn’t matter how positively someone thinks. Eventually, willpower runs out and the negativity WILL begin taking effect.
But this is why it can also be a great thing. If we know we’re not very productive or indecisive & procrastinate – we need to be sure to surround ourselves with go-getters, high achievers and people who are striving every day to better themselves. We can’t help but become better along with them too. Being in that environment and spending time with them, their habits will rub off on us.
Want to become fit and lean? Hang out with people who have 6 packs.
Want to find love? Find people who are constantly going out and meeting others.
Want to become wealthy? Spend time around wealthy people.
With that said, there’s one thing to be conscious of…
…while we want to be surrounded by positive, supportive people who want us to succeed – we need to prevent ourselves from living in an “echo chamber”. Meaning, we need to be open to critiques.
Most people only want the positive feedback, but if we’re surrounded by people who only tell us how good we did, we’ll never be able to work on our weaknesses. We’ll never become the best we can be. So make sure to also get feedback on negative aspects and be open to improving them.
5) Follow a Proven System
Imagine having a mentor. Someone in person with us. Someone who has earned over $120 million dollars online & who earns upwards of $50k a day (just in consulting fees alone). Someone that’s been there & done that over the past 15 years. Someone who’s empowering entrepreneurs to finally break through that barrier of earning their first dollar online. A mentor with the roadmap to success in creating an awesome, long term, sustainable business.
Now imagine that mentor walking through EXACTLY what is necessary for paving that path.
See most of us are just stuck, wondering where our next step is. A few of us are just overwhelmed by all the options and distractions going on right now.
That’s where following a proven system makes all the difference.
See, most people try to go at success alone. They think in order to start a business, they have to be the next Mark Zuckerberg and come up with a billion dollar idea. But that’s just not the case.
99% of success stories are made from people who looked at what other successful people were doing and followed their path.
Like Pablo Picasso said, “Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal.”
If Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonalds gave us a McDonalds franchise along with all of the instructions of how to run the company…
…exactly how to hire & train the employees
…exactly how to plan & execute tasks
…exactly how to position the company & drive profit
It would be impossible to fail! Guess what… they DO give us all that. Anyone can by a McDonalds franchise and be handed the roadmap to success.
There’s only one problem with buying a franchise. Most people can never afford it. Rarely can a franchise be purchased for under $100k. If someone really want any of the superstar chains- good luck. These 5 alone are out of range for almost anyone looking to start up in business.
1) Taco Bell: $1.2 million – $2.5 million
2) Wendy’s $2 million – $3.5 million
3) KFC $1.3 million – $2.5 million
4) McDonalds $955,708 – $2.3 million
5) Pizza Hut $295,000 – $422,000
And that’s just for one store location.
Luckily, the internet changed this model for all of us. It’s not just the rich people who were born into it that get to enjoy success. Now anyone can. We can copy the same systems, learn from the same successful mentors, & make the same Millions of dollars – Without even .01% of that investment. In fact, I started & earned my Millions from an original $100.
All it takes is following this system taught to over 350,000 students who are now making 5, 6, and 7 figures online.