My business has seen an incredible jump in reach and opportunity in the last several months. One of the lessons I learned in the last 9 years was to stick to what I know with the goal and scope of my business. So the message below is more relevant for me today than it was when I originally posted this.
(Original Post – Posted on November 10, 2011)
So I woke up one day with this question in my head, “What am I trying to do, specifically?”
In past posts I’ve discussed and implemented Organization, Goals, Making more contacts per day, Follow up, Motivation, Failure, Success, How to Not Worry, How to Push on, Developing a 30 second commercial, Review, Review, Review.
So why did I have the question in my head “What am I trying to do”? My business is improving, my life is getting better and more fulfilled. But I realized that even though I have my goals and Life is Moving Outside the Comfort Zone for me, what, actually am I trying to do?
Then all of a sudden this video came across my computer,It’s a little long but worth watching.
So did you hear him?
Disney, CNN, MTV, Hyatt, Burger King, FedEx, Microsoft, Apple, Texas Instruments, 20th Century Fox, Gillette, AT&T, IBM, Merck, Hershey’s, Eli Lilly, Coors, Bristol-Myers, Sun, Amgen, Autodesk, Adobe, BMC, EA (Electronic Arts), Fortune Magazine, GE and HP (Hewlett Packard)
Perspective – Crisis Can Be Good
With some of my colleagues and the people I have networked with over the last three years there seems to be two things that are happening.
One: though they started a business, they are now going back to work for someone else or are focused on looking for a “job”.
Two: They are struggling or they have gone the other way and are wildly successful but either way they are pushing on.
There is a Third Group; they are the one’s blaming the economy for why they are not doing well in either looking for work or with their business.
So where are you? I am not judging anyone here, you might have had to go back to work because you just can’t seem to get ahead or you are lucky enough to have the support and finances to continue moving forward with your business. Either way you have answered the question of “What Are You Trying to Do?”.
So that’s the key? You need to decide on what it is you are trying to do. As the list above shows success comes from crisis. To get to success you have to fail a lot in order to reinvent yourself. So keep reinventing yourself.
WIN LIKE YOU ARE USED TO IT
LOSE LIKE YOU ENJOY IT
Les Adkins CEO and Founder Orange SMS, Serial Entrepreneur, Adventurer, and co-founder APocket (coming to your mobile device soon) #LikeAPocketonFB #ChangeTheWorld
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