Would you eat a bowl of live crickets for $10,000? – is a stupid but crucial question, because how you answer it will help determine the level of success you have in your life right now.
If you answered YES, it is because you have not yet unleashed your inner entrepreneur. You are likely not living your passion, lack confidence in your future direction, and have a scarcity mindset as opposed to one of abundance. As a result, you’re limited when it comes to creating the income, lifestyle, and freedom you want. And eating the bowl of crickets for $10K is something you need to do out of desperation. Especially in the crazy times of the COVID-19 crisis.
So where are you in your life right now? Would you eat the bowl of crickets for $10K?
Use the COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity to grow. And get ready to create the business and life you love. It has been said that humans grow more from 1 week of crisis than from 5 years of life going smoothly.
Remember a few weeks ago when life was normal?
Those days are over… for now! Every day the news keeps getting worse. And it’s going to keep getting worse for the next several weeks and possibly for the next several months.
It doesn’t take an expert to see that the global economy is shifting, and when change happens, society needs to grow & adapt.
Take these 3 steps to unleash your inner entrepreneur to deal with the economic woes of the Coronavirus. Doing so will help you find solutions to your financial struggles and help build a financial fortress around you and your family that cannot be broken.
We all face unexpected realities in life… and rarely is anything more unexpected than the current Coronavirus pandemic. We all feel it. It is affecting everyone, including you, and me. Yes this virus is scary and yes a lot of fear and panic is going around not just in our country but around the world… and rightfully so.
The fear is real… yes, there are physical implications, and there are also mental and emotional implications from the constant worrying. The fact is that most of us have some level of fear about this. That’s just normal human nature. But how we respond to these uncertain times will define our immediate future. That’s the simple truth of all this…
Success is like growing a bamboo tree. That’s because success is a gradual process. It requires tremendous patience, persistence and positivity; and so does growing a bamboo tree. But most people lack these three critical characteristics for success… and because of that, they quit even before they really get started.
You’ve likely heard the famous quote, “SHOW ME THE MONEY!” from the hit movie Gerry McGuire. This phrase and the mindset that comes with it continues to be adopted more and more to this day. That’s because we live in an instant gratification society – people feel entitled and expect faster results and success even when they have not done anything to earn them.
To break into your best life and create the income, lifestyle and freedom you want, you must understand that progress takes effort and time. Success is a gradual process; nothing happens overnight without a lot of preparation, hard work and commitment.
Learning how to live your perfect day – every day, starts with writing down what you want, visualizing it with strong emotion, and taking massive action until you live it. Every happy and successful person I know has gone through a personal wake-up call (understand what they really want in life), shaken off chokeholds (fears and limiting beliefs holding them back), and baked up (got fired up with emotion – strong reasons why) to take the action necessary to live the life they love.
You can’t wish your way out of mediocrity. It takes dedicated focus and work. You must write down what you want on paper, visualize it in your mind with fiery emotion, and manifest it by taking action and adjusting your actions until you get what you want. There is a great saying, “Anything your mind can conceive, and your heart can believe, you can achieve.”
The 5 things leaders do every day to win in business are critical if you want to design the life you love. Find time, schedule, and take action every day to achieve your goals. There is an unwritten rule called the 80/20 Rule, or the Pareto Principle, that states 20% of your daily activities will give you 80% of your results. The key is to focus on the critical tasks that will provide you with the maximum results in designing life and business you love.
If you want to fail, keep focusing on the 80% – the many busy, wasteful activities that take up your time. But, if you want to succeed at creating the income, lifestyle and freedom you want, then make sure to focus on the 20% – the 5 things leaders do every day to win in business.
Kick-start your heart and become alive involves picking a rock song that gives you passion and courage to jump outside your comfort zone and experience more. We all need a song that motivates us to be our best and sing it every day. Doing so will put you in an emotional and physical state that ensures you make the right decisions and take the actions necessary to design the life and business you love.
It was a few years ago when I first started thinking about a rock song that represented the person I needed to become and the life I wanted to live. I wanted a song that really motivated me and would push me to experience more. I can vividly play that day back in my mind, feeling the relentless and overwhelming need to accelerate my actions to create the income, lifestyle and freedom I wanted.
“I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.” – William Ernest Henley, poet, critic and editor
Up your attitude and drive with your why is key to designing the life and business you love. Attitude and a strong reason why will ensure you persist in creating abundance in your life (the income, lifestyle and freedom you want). If you don’t like where you are in life, all you need to do is make the decision to change, then up your attitude (your beliefs about what you can do), take massive action and push for amazing results –never quit. The key to overcoming adversity is to never give up. It’s that simple!
“Being relentless is like water cascading over the edge of a waterfall — consistent, powerful and by design, never ending.” – HOPE CEO, John Hope Bryant.
Learning how to ride the emotional roller-coaster of change is critical to designing the life and business you love. But you must really want to change to hang on for the ride. If you’re not ready and committed to stick to it, you will never survive the emotional force from the exhilarating ups and painful downs of making change and achieving a goal. The emotional roller-coaster of making change cannot be handled by those with impotent goals, a weak desire/reason why,
Making change for yourself, such as achieving an ultimate goal takes time and some dedicated reconditioning of the brain to counteract the strong limiting beliefs of what you can or can’t do. You have to wipe your mind clear and plant positive beliefs to replace your fears. You need to choose to have a beginner’s mind and believe you can do anything.
Is your personal growth bound by golden handcuffs? If so you are giving up becoming the best version of you for a steady paycheck in a job you dislike. Many people never make the escape from employee to entrepreneur because the golden handcuffs (a steady paycheck in a job they dislike) has made them feel comfortable. They bound themselves from experiencing more – because they fear jumping out of their comfort zone to do what it takes to design a life and business they love.
For many years I always felt that my career was meaningful, so I put all my eggs in that one basket. But over time that became a big mistake for my personal growth and development. And over time, that became my number one chokehold preventing me from creating the income, lifestyle and freedom I wanted. My job provided just enough financial resources and benefits to stop me from going out and fully exploring my true potential in business. Hence, the golden handcuffs that kept me chained to my job.