As with any job, work, or business you need learn to get the job and get the job done. But most important is that you need to constantly learn. I was recently at a retreat and a good friend suggest to his friend to contact me for help. He has a good business making good money, but he had one thing he wanted to do.
He wanted to quadruple their sales! From $250,000 to over $1,000,000.
Nothing wrong with that at all, especially in this tight economy, and growing a business is always a good goal to shoot for. But there was a problem that I found that with one question showed the light on the problem.
As I was thinking this morning, I began with just a short view of this issue, but as you begin to empty your mind with brainstorming idea, the post took on a life of it’s own as I began to think of others. When you think of the familiar saying “The glass is either half full or half empty” describing either an optimist or a pessimist, when you pause and look at it more closely you find that there are opportunities than you originally saw:
- Optimist – The glass is half full
- Pessimist – The glass is half empty
I was recently at some very active training with a high performance level individual, meaning, he is VERY well known in his area of expertise. Dale Comstock: American Badass. Nationally known. He told us what he wanted us to do, then he showed us or demonstrated what he wanted us to do. But in all reality, these two steps were only half the problem.
While he was giving good advice, I did not take a small portion of what to change because of previous training I had had, i.e. he did not give me a good enough reason to change. However, I did listen and learn from him what he taught.
But what was the problem?
When you’re working in a job or doing a job, you only see what is in front of you, rarely looking up or taking the time to see what is around you. Here is a perfect example of someone that not only shows, but demonstrates to others the potential and possibilities that are in front of them.
I hear lot of talk in the media about the “20 over 20″ or the “30 over 30″ years old that are taking names in the area of startups, but you don’t hear much about older folks who change their lives by heading in another direction.
Here’s the story about a 70 year old body builder who’s changing the perception of what “old” is:
You know, we’ve been brainwashed at school, at our jobs, at companies we’ve worked for. Now it’s time to man up/woman up and become something bigger and better for 2014. Listen to Seth Godin as he tells what we are up against in this new century, that there is more opportunity than ever to do what you love to do. But, you have to open your eyes, your minds, and look for the opportunities to be, do, and accomplish more.
Now is the time, now is the chance to make your own history. Watch and learn.
I have been doing a lot of behind the scenes changes, not only about my blog, but more importantly about the content of my blog. I have been reading a lot of information and historical information for a revision of my book. I have read eight books in the last four months as well as being involved in a number of issues that affect both me and you, especially in Colorado. Getting to the simple issues that make your and my life better. Hence so little has been done with my blog of late. But, never one for the loss of an idea, here’s one that just might strike a nerve, or at least I hope it does, because it did me.
Seeing what was good in history to seeing a current situation as bad and wanting to change back to the “good ol’ days” is a lot or change, once you realize that the current good is really bad. But change only takes one step at a time. Watch Ron Finley as he shows how simple change can be.