Hmmmn, I had a good start today. I am through with the first three things on my to-do list, which means I have a little time to reminisce. Ahhh yes, the last conference I attended, what was it the guy said again? “Don’t quit on a bad day!” He got me there. I have never heard him speak before, so it was quite shocking that his closing remarks kept ringing in my head “don’t quit on a bad day, don’t quit on a bad week, don’t quit on a bad month“. For an entrepreneur, who has no boss breathing down his back and no repercussion if unattainable targets aren’t met, that is pretty hard.
This boisterous young chap seemed to be speaking directly to me. His name is Jordan Alder. As he progressed with his speech at the Master Mind Conference, he told us how he made a success of his business. For ten good years all he did was fail at every tactic he tried. I sat there thinking, hey I can probably do a lot better than this guy.
The very next thing he did was bring out a stack of credit cards, which contributed immensely in dragging him further into huge pile of debts during those trying years. I am telling you, he had it tough and as if reading my mind, he said “I am going to tell you the common questions I kept asking myself“. They are
1. What am I doing wrong?
2. Who do I Market my ideas to?
3. Do I use a Script when prospecting?
4. How do I develop a script?
Then he stopped midway and as if he was looking directly at me, he said “the answers lie within you.”
That was my reality check. Taking a closer look at all the common questions, I realized that all of them came as a result of fear. We are afraid to do what it takes to get what we want. It is a known fact that human being do all that’s humanly possible to avoid pain. His next statement jolted me back to the conference room. He said “you have to generate your drive“. No one will do it for you. You are the one with the vision; you are the one with the dream.
The ability to generate your drive is your life line. That is what will keep you when all seem to be going in the wrong direction. I sat there almost numb and in deep thought. Many times, success will try your staying power. Success often does it, so you can prove that you are worthy of her. The thought hit me like a rocket, tenacity. Tenacity is what takes you to the next level.
In a recent conversation I heard about a week ago, I remember someone saying that the energy level behind the Law of gravity is so minute, however it is tenacious in nature and this is what makes it great. It always ensures that whatever goes up must surely come down. Back to us entrepreneurs, no matter how tough it gets, don’t you ever give up, not even for a second.
This entrepreneur ish is getting to me. I might start towing that line pretty. Enjoy the rest of the day at work folks!