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Today I have a question for you. What is your process for success? I touched on it earlier on my Renegade Facebook page. Some real important lessons have become very clear to me this year. It is not how much your course costs, it’s not even if your information is good that determines success. It doesn’t matter.
It is not the price points or the tools. It is your system that matters.
For years, it has been driving me crazy. I would have someone who would take one of my courses, read a book and do really well. Then, I would have other people who would struggle or drop out.
I’ve had some really smart people not be able to do my courses. I’ve had other self-professed people who said they weren’t that smart who have completed my courses and gotten benefit from them. It left me wondering, “What the hell?”
I started to inquire. I talked to a lot of people on the phone and asked them some crazy questions. I’ve nailed the answer down to, “What kind of system do you personally have for success?” This answer to this question goes back to whether you know how to study.
It’s not about money. It’s not about being connected. It’s none of those things. If you have a process for success, you can get connected.
Have you ever thought about how you do what you do? Frequently, when I am in Facebook groups, I am the contrarian. I ask people questions. “Why do you do X? Why do you do Z?” As I ask these questions it becomes clear that these people are doing something different.
It’s really interesting. Some of the things I’ve done recently are doing amazingly well. But these are folks I am choosing. It’s not going to work for everyone. That’s just a dream I have to let go.
Unless you are going to make some fundamental changes in who you are and how you do things, you will still fail. You can have the best teacher, money, information and connections; and you can still fail.
It’s amazing. I think it is the process that explains how someone like Arthur Blank goes from virtually nothing to become a billionaire. Compared to Blank, Trump started way ahead born into a wealthy family and has not had the same impact as Arthur Blank. Arthur Blank is richer, and in my opinion is a better human being.
The thing is that process matters. Amazon was created out of nothing. People laughed at the man. Folks mocked him.
There are a lot of people who want to quit their jobs because they hate their jobs. But, they have no pathway, no process and no success. I have talked more people out of quitting their jobs than I can count.
I know what it’s like to start a company. I know what it’s like to start several companies. I know what it’s like to work your ass off and not make any money for months. I haven’t done that for years. But I remember.
I know that if you launch something, you are going to have to put forth a lot of effort, energy and enthusiasm. The average person who does not have a system for success is just going to say, “Fuck it. I’m not doing that. I’m going to get a job. Then I’m going to be miserable and complain about it on Facebook.”
So, here’s the system. Number 1 – You’ve got to be fundamentally honest with who the fuck you are. That’s hard because you could build a successful company that is 100% against who you are as a person. That will destroy your soul. That happens a lot. People may believe that if the money is there, it is worth doing. I say, no it’s not.
When I started this YouTube channel and this writing and internet marketing career, my goal was to earn $50K per year. I had no grand expectations or illusions about what success was. I studied the market. I knew it was hard making a living as a writer. I just went for it.
You might be a person who wants to make handcrafted earrings. They make your heart leap for joy. You’re really good at it. The marketplace may say for you that this pursuit is worth $80K a year. But, you are happy. The marketplace may say that your earrings are worth $40K per year. But you are happy, and it is worth it.
Then you go ahead and start selling some stuff that you don’t believe in, but the marketplace says we like it and we are going to pay you $2 million a year. I don’t think the money is worth it. I’ve never been like that. I don’t care who you are, you need money. But, how much and at what cost?
I’ve never wanted to be a billionaire. That’s never been my thing. But, I have always wanted to be wealthy. Wealthy is when your assets work for you when you aren’t working. That is something I’ve always wanted. You don’t have to be a millionaire to have that kind of lifestyle.
Here’s a few more tips on how to create a system of success. The second thing you have to understand is who you really are, without worrying about who people want you to be. The world is really strange. If you are authentic and push forward with that in mind, a lot of people who hate your ass will start to love you. They will start to love you and they will support you. Howard Stern is proof of that idea. On minute, everybody hated him. Then, he’s on a TV show and everybody got used to him. Now many people love him.
Be brutally honest about who you are and what you want to do. That satisfaction sticks with you. You sleep with it. You wake up with it. That’s really your power source.
The third thing you need is to become comfortable with failure. That’s part of the system. There will be a time you will have an idea, thinking it’s going to kill. Then you put it out there in the marketplace. The marketplace says, “No, I don’t like it.” You will have more ideas that you have to euthanize than will make it. That’s just reality. You have to look at failure as feedback that you need to try something else.
The fourth thing you must learn is to appreciate small things. One of the mindsets that stops people is the “Homerun Mentality.” There are people that have businesses doing $60K, $100K, $150K and they are terribly unhappy because it is not a million-dollar business yet. People often quit too early because the results don’t come fast enough.
I appreciated all the people in 2009 who bought my first book. It was only about $560. I was so grateful. Other folks would have given up.
Some people have no gratitude for anything. They’re so miserable and they want you to be miserable too.
All you need is a system for success to win. Follow the four steps above and you will find success in your life.
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