In keeping with the same theme as we discussed last week I’d like to share a little story about a chat I had a few days ago with a very successful marketer. The man in question may not be a household name to all but he is a genuine 7 Figure Marketer who started from scratch and built his business to the point whereby he can live life on his own terms – doing what he wants, when wants, how he wants.
He shared with me some valuable insights into the mind of someone who has become uber-successful and I think you’ll find them as inspiring and motivating as I did.
He had a normal job in the corporate world working the 9-5 Rat Race for a big commercial bank. He didn’t particularly hate it, after all it was a good job and paid well but it’d didn’t excite him and he didn’t see himself staying there for the long term.
Little did he know at the time that he was about to be left go, this came as a shock to him but he tried to look on the bright-side of things and planned his next step. Like a lot of us he has an interest in working for himself and got interested in marketing.
One of the first things he told be he did was to buy a big drywipe board and he put it up in his make shift workspace at home. He called this his “Dreamboard” and on it he wrote all the things that he wanted in life. Many things would seem far fetched to us like owning a Ferrari, taking wild exotic holidays whenever he wanted, or own his own multi-million dollar business etc. etc.
Bare in mind this coming from someone who had just been told he would soon be out of a job. Fast forward on 5 years and he has achieved every one of those things which he wrote on his Dreamboard – every single goal has been ticked off and accounted for.
I asked him what was the biggest factor in his success and he simply replied – “having the right Mindset”
Remember last week I posted the article with the 75 Most Inspirational Quotes? Well, going by what I’ve since been told having the right Mindset is a huge part of achieving success and I don’t think all of us really appreciate how important it is.
We all know that we have to Plan, we need to set Goals and then work out an achievable course of action that will see us achieve our aims in a certain period of time. But we also need the right Mindset because there will be obstacles, there will be challenges and you will fail from time to time…
But remember what Robert Kyosaki says about Failure?
“Failure defeats losers…but failure inspires winners”
That’s the kind of outlook you need to take in business because it’s not going to be easy. If it was easy then everybody you know would be successful business owners, but in reality this is not the case.
I think one reason for this would be because success rarely happens overnight, sure you might get lucky but the kind of consistent results which come from building a strong business based on sound fundamentals takes time. It’s a marathon, not a sprint…
You should take comfort in the fact that you are putting in the hard work and you are making progress, little by little, week after week. Often I enjoy these little successes more than when something big I’ve been working towards comes off – because I can see these little successes on a weekly basis and they keep me motivated, which ultimately leads me to achieving my BIG ambition.
So to wrap it all up I’d again like to emphasize how important having the right “Mindset” is for your success. You need to believe that you will get there in the end, it may take a little time and you may run into some trouble along the way – but it can be done and you will get there!
Who knows maybe in 5 years time I’ll be chatting to YOU and you’ll be telling about your awesome business and how you built it up yourself little by little and are now enjoying the fruits of your labor.
Hopefully this will be the case, and if it is – what would have on your Dreamboard today? I could definitely see myself in a nice Ferrari…how about you? Leave a comment below and let’s see who has the biggest plans 🙂