A driven, smart, businessman I have been working with is doing exceptionally well. He’s increased revenue by over 60% in the last year largely due to one marketing stream. It’s awesome. I have been encouraging him to create a recurring revenue stream for over a year, but it hasn’t happened.
The law recently changed and he had some compliance work to do to stay operating, so he got it done.
One is a ‘should’, the other is a ‘must’.
We achieve our ‘musts’ and think about achieving our ‘shoulds.’
If his business wasn’t cranking, then the recurring revenue stream would have become a must.
But ‘should’ and ‘must’ are both in the mind, neither are actually real.
We turn a ‘should’ into a ‘must’ by upping the pain associated with something to make it intolerable.
And intolerable is all in the mind too.
It’s a choice.
On Monday I attended the funeral of a good friend of mine from medical school, Andy Greer. He died suddenly while working a shift at Christchurch Hospital. He was 40.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of these people who loves failure.
Challenges are a daily phenomenon for the entrepreneur.
Heaven is not wanting to be anywhere else.
That brings out our best.
We’ve all heard the statement, the ends justifies the means.
If you want to do anything extraordinary, it’s likely that you’re going to need to break some rules.
Sometimes, I don’t have anything to add.