If you think that you can change your life by doing more of the familiar, then by now you probably have enough evidence that this strategy doesn’t work.
New Level of Success = Doing New Things
That’s all there is to it. Looking back, I can tell you many stories from my own life that have proven this to be true. Here’s one.
I remember like it was yesterday. I worked in real estate, being totally bored with that profession. I had and still have nothing against it whatsoever. But I knew I wanted to create something of my own.
Then, a well-known guru came along, offering a $2,000 program on how to build an online business. I had about $20 in my bank account, but I knew I wanted a change.
As I was checking out the offer online, sitting in my office on that beautiful summer morning, my broker showed up behind my back and peered into what I was reading. I saw his reflection on my screen and looked over my shoulder.
He smiled (because he was a cool guy) and said, “You know, these online millionaires are dime a dozen.” And he walked away.
The moment he left, I knew I had to push the button. I reasoned, “If these online millionaires are dime a dozen, that means that there are so many of them that I could be one of them.”
Now, a quick note here – I am not a millionaire yet. So just bear with me, okay? I am trying to tell you a story here.
So, as you know, I had $20 in the bank. But the course had an installment option. Three payments of $800 or so.
I knew my bank allowed me to overdraw the account. So, I pushed the button, filled in the information, and never looked back.
A few months later, I launched my first product and sold about 8 times what I paid for that course before I moved to something else.
And you will move on to bigger and better things every now and then – that is necessary. But the moral of the story is – if I had not taken that course, who knows how long it would take me to learn business and marketing skills.
- Change only happens outside the comfort zone
- You will be scared but you have to make the decision
- You will have to push the button in spite of yourself
- Then you must take action
- But the results won’t make you wait (well, maybe a little)
This is how transformation happens.
Till next time,