As an entrepreneur, solopreneur, marketer, social seller, or just about anyone who has to get out of bed in the morning, your chance of success boils down to 1 thing – YOU. There may be factors in the way that slow you down and challenge you with pit stops, but ultimately YOU are the person that determines how you handle those curves, bends, and changes in direction. You create your own success.
In September 2013, I was a busy portrait photographer with plenty of success. I was booking, selling, doing all the right things, but it wasn’t right for me anymore. I had hired 2 other people to help me with my workload, which just meant that we all needed to work more to compensate for their incomes. Then BOOM, I got thrown a curve ball! Someone placed an opportunity in my hands and I had to make a decision. I could hand it back, and keep on my path, or take the opportunity and try it!
In improv comedy, there is a basic principle called “Yes, and.” If you are given an offer on stage by another performer, say yes to it and run with it – you don’t know where it is going to lead you, but it will inevitably take you somewhere.
At our team meeting last night, one of our members asked me about meetings in her local area, and why no one else had started them. My basic response to her was – if you want team meetings in your area, start team meetings in your area!
Here are some key thoughts that I have found helpful in my life, especially in my business:
You need to decide WHAT you want.
You need to decide WHO can help you get that.
You need to ASK them for the help. Waiting for them to offer can leave you sitting stalled for a long time.
You need to decide WHEN you want to get it done.
You need to decide HOW you are going to get it done.
You need to be willing to take detours, pit stops along the way, and maybe the WHAT you want changes, but always, always always keep moving.
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