[Insight/Rant – This may be longer than normal but had to be said]
The greatest failure I see as someone that talks to business owners across the globe on a weekly basis is…
AN INABILITY TO CHOOSE AND GO.
After the dust settled from the break up of a long relationship back in mid 2000, I can remember standing in the driveway of my home…
I’d just paid out my ex-partner a hefty sum, got the home loan into my name, an even heftier sum, settled all the legal papers, and grabbed a cold beer to take a long hard think about the last few weeks…
As I was walking up the driveway, I remember feeling quite proud that I’d been able to settle everything up and still have a home to live in and my sanity.
Then it dawned on me…
I NEED TO CHOOSE AND GO.
You see, my ex was also my employer, a high flying gal in the corporate world, I’d been helping out their company, but when we parted ways, so did my employment.
So with NO JOB and NO MONEY (that’d just been all handed over to her), I can clearly remember the moment when it dawned on me…
I’m now responsible for everything.
It was a weird feeling… But it gave me a clear direction and a power.
But this is what I see lacking in most people.
Even though they are pushed right to the edge, in debt, no savings, no job or unsure of which business to start.
They are unwilling to CHOOSE AND GO.
And by that I mean, just plain out HUSTLE.
I guess it’s something I’ve always had, money has never really been hard to make, I’ve always landed on my feet, my mind just doesn’t go there on the whole self-pity thing around earning…
But the ability to pick a direction and run as fast as you can is powerful.
When your back’s against the wall, it doesn’t matter which direction you choose. No one cares…
They only care about themselves…
But what I see all the time is business owners unwilling to CHOOSE.
They always want it to be perfect.
In what I now do, I guess this is what I help with at the first instance.
GETTING REALLY CLEAR ON YOUR DIRECTION.
After that, there’s work to do, and that’s where the GO comes in.
Momentum is built off the back of CHOOSING and taking the first few steps.
A lot of people stop at the first or second hurdle. THAT’S BAD ALSO.
Business is exactly the same as LIFE, and it ain’t over until it’s over… And yet I see so many people stopping, then starting again, then stopping, then starting again…
You don’t get to do that in LIFE, YOU DON’T GET TO STOP LIVING, THEN START AGAIN…
SO WHY DO IT IN BUSINESS….????!!!!!
JUST CHOOSE AND GO.
As fast and as hard as you can…
Sure, you get to rest up, but then GO again…
DON’T KEEP CHANGING DIRECTION.
DON’T KEEP STOPPING AT HURDLES.
DON’T KEEP WONDERING IF THAT WOULD WORK BETTER.
JUST CHOOSE AND GO.
And if you’re mind is telling you right now… “Oh but James, that’s easy for you to say, I don’t know which way to go…”
THEN TELL IT TO SHUT UP.
PICK ONE DIRECTION.
The Experts Mentor
p.s. And If you’re looking for a kick in the backside and some really clear direction, you may just want to reach out so we can chat.
p.s.s. Going from 5 to 6 figures takes choosing and going. So does going from 6 to 7 figures.
ARE YOU READY TO CHOOSE AND GO..?