Becoming a Key Person of Influence doesn’t happen for most people because they are waiting for ‘the clearing’. They think that ‘one day’ they will have the time, money and focus to get something done. So they keep working towards making a clearing rather than going for what they want.
I ask them, ‘Why are you working so hard?’ They reply, ‘So I can get some spare time and money to go and do what I want.’
No, no, no, no! Don’t work for the clearing, work for the result. Ask yourself what it is you actually want to do. Then go and do it.
There is no clearing. It never comes. you will be an elderly person in an eldercare home and finally, you will realise that had you just gone for what you wanted, you would have had it.
A ‘clearing’ is not a goal. Bite off more than you can chew and then figure it out as you go. If you were any good at creating a clearing in your life, you would have had one by now. When was the last time you actually arrived at ‘the perfect time and place with all the money you needed’? It’s a fairy tale.
If you suddenly realise that the most important thing you could be doing for your success is to write a book, then don’t put it off. If you know in your heart of hearts that you should be starting a business, then go start it. If it’s time to sell your business then sell it.
When something is important you should begin it now rather than waiting for all the circumstances to be perfect. There’s never enough time, there’s never enough money, there’s never a perfect plan – that’s life. Move forward anyway.
After you begin a big project you’ll find the time and the money. You’ll watch less Tv, you’ll spot a Jv opportunity, you’ll make more sales, you’ll attract a great partner. It all starts after you start. If you are wrong about your idea, very rarely is the downside catastrophic.
In past civilisations, people who had bad ideas died. They were eaten by bears, burned at the stake, tortured to death, or worse. Today, the absolute worst thing that most people fear is the feeling of being labelled a failure.
People’s worst nightmare is, getting embarrassed because their idea didn’t work out the way they thought it would. At worst, they may lose some time and some start-up capital. Imagine trying to explain that to your ancestors. They faced wars, plagues and disasters to create a better world and you’re not taking full advantage of all it has to offer? you owe it to them to be braver and make some bold moves to achieve your dreams.
With the ideas in this book, the downside is nothing. I’m asking you to put some thought into your pitch, invest time to write, pluck up the confidence to produce some materials, use free tools on the internet and go out to speak with a few people. It will take thought; it will take time; you might need to invest money and get guidance along the way, but if you commit to doing these things, you will jump to a whole new level.
You have virtually no downside in perfecting your pitch, writing your book, creating a product, building a profile and talking to some people about a partnership. The upside, however, is awesome.