If you want to make a million dollars, hang out with billionaires. Did I just blow your mind? Good. Today we’re going to dive into the other half of life you need to OWN, in order to setup and run a successful brand. This is beyond the office life, this is who you at your core when times are tough and when the days are great. Let’s get into it.
Your go-to group is everything when times are tough, just as much as when times are great. Think about it. When you are at your lowest point and need to vent do you go to a group that lifts you up? Or mows you down? When you have a great day and are ready to share your victories are the people who listen negative-Nancy’s or do they inspire you? When you cheat yourself of an opportunity, does your group let you get away with it or do they challenge you?
You can’t do everything alone. You can’t. Eventually, you will burn out. No matter what stage of the game you are in, you want people around you who will constantly challenge you to be the very best you can be. In other words, surround yourself with greatness and you will be great.
Don’t let yourself get away with excuses. Ask yourself, “Whatever I’m going through, has someone else gone through it too?” If the answer is yes, figure out how they did it.
All of us have the same amount of time within a day as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Zuckerberg, so don’t let yourself off the hook by not optimizing your time.
I’m not saying this will be easy or the solution is simple. Of course it’ll take work. But the idea is, whatever you’re trying to do, know that it is not impossible. There have been others in your shoes before. What got them to reach success? Solve that riddle and you’ll never be stopped.
Failure is just as much a learning process as winning, if not more. Think about it, what have you ever learned from winning? Not a lot. But failure really does build character.
When failure hit you, and it hits all of us — you have two options. The first is to accept it. Beat yourself up and feel like crap about the situation. That’s life. It happens to the best of us, your number just came up next.
The second option is to find the positive. I know this sound cliché, but your attitude can turn a failure into a multi-million dollar success story. Look at your situation, is there anything you can learn from it? Anything at all? Were there any positives that came out of it? New relationships made, new data collected, new ideas birthed? Find that positive and run with it.
Every now and then you have to roll the dice and see where they fall. You can only prep for so long. Eventually, you need to go out there and show the world what you have. Give yourself permission to do so. Don’t let fear slow you down.
Now I’m not saying go crazy and risk it all, all the time. I’m saying if you’ve done the work, prepped, your head is in the right space — go for it. Whatever this it is. Give it a shot and see what will come. Have confidence in yourself knowing no matter what happens you aren’t defined by that one moment, but by a series of events.
PS. Here’s the hard truth, no one will ever care about you or help you succeed just because. You have to be able to provide value to others. Before you can really do that, you need to set up the groundwork in your own life for success. You need to believe in what you’re doing. You need to have that strong network. You need to prep. You need to have confidence in your failures and risks. Don’t try to skip these stages, they’ll find you. If you’re looking for ways to improve your brand, you’re in the right spot. Look around our website www.Treehouse51.com and leverage our tools.