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.
I’m in my office at the moment. This morning I’ve planned next week, had multiple meetings and worked on some strategic moves for my business.
I used to be all about winning at everything I was involved with.
Many ‘entrepreneurs’ I meet just want to be the ‘big ideas’ person. They’re not interested in the little stuff.
In life people always talk about getting ‘ahead of the curve.’
Something had to get out of the way for everything good that is in your life.
We worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.