You Determine Your Success
Success is different for everyone. Don’t get caught in comparing yourself and your level of success to others. Look at where you are and where you want to go. Measure the changes you make against those markers. You need to determine what success is for yourself. Next, you have to face your fears and challenges and decide what to do from there.
Success could be:
- becoming comfortable making new friends.
- making an extra $100 a week or month.
- being comfortable saying no.
- becoming more optimistic.
Figure out what success is for you, open your mind to new possibilities and then jump! There’s no dipping your toe in the pool to see if it’s warm enough. It’s not. But, if you jump right in, you will adjust and get comfortable with the environment over time. Occasionally it can be like a glacier fed lake, you will need to get out quick and go find another pool to jump into. Most successful entrepreneurs have started more than one business venture and failed their way to success.
Do You Have The Stones To Succeed?
In the biblical story of David and Goliath, the Israelis were terrified of facing Goliath. He was bigger, had a history as a conqueror and was intimidating in his full battle dress. No one believed that David could take down Goliath.
I’m guessing there are prospects who felt like that to many people in sales. You belong to a MLM company and they said you weren’t in sales? They lied. No matter where you work or what business you are in, you are selling something.
What are you selling?
- Convincing your kids to eat something new.
- Getting your spouse to agree with you. (Tell me that doesn’t happen often!)
- Presenting an idea for change at work.
- The list could go on…
We are selling most of our day and, like the Israelis in David’s time, we don’t see it that way. Change the perspective and you change the outcome. When we understand that we are selling, our approach changes. Selling requires finding a different way of helping people buy from you. In past, all a business had to do was get their product or service on TV and radio to get people’s attention. Most new products and ideas were original, had no competition and just needed to create an awareness of their existence.
The world has changed. There isn’t much that is new and original any more. The widgets may be different shapes and colours and be packaged differently but they are still widgets. Like David and his stones, we need to find a different way to attack or deliver our message.
Today, we like to deal with people we know, like and trust. To do that, we need to get over our self doubts and change how we see our world. This means getting over our fears and facing challenges or opportunities head on. Think outside the box like David did with Goliath. Find the chink in the armor and use your stones!
Make it a great day,
What are you thankful for today?