Remember this…

The  video below carries an important message that I encourage you to watch, whether you have seen this before, or not. No matter what your dream is, or whatever stage this finds you. Building a business, or your ideal career; This video reminds us that dreams can take as long as 45 years to come into reality.

I encourage you to watch this again, even if you’ve seen SuBo before. Let these words, and ideas stir you up, whether business is slow, or opportunities seem lost. Keep the dream in front, keep the goal in front, and go after it.

The reality is great dreams require time to build, grow and become a reality. If you are building business with the view of becoming a highly successful business leader tomorrow, then you will only discourage yourself when that doesn’t happen. Instead, have the view that one day this dream will become a reality, and remind yourself each day of the bigger picture as you carry out the goals required to get you there.

“My Success is determined by my daily agenda.” John Maxwell.

Separating the wheat from the chaff

To achieve anything in life; a dream, a successful marriage, career, whatever that may be for you. There will be moments where you are tested beyond the limits of what you thought you could handle.

The most simple example of this would be taken from the local gym. When a new member begins to train, they may find their capacity in the first few weeks will be significantly less, to someone who has been following a work out programme for the last six months. The new member would typically start to work with smaller weights, and run for shorter periods of time than the more experienced member.

Of course, with;

  • persistence
  • consistency
  • time

Anyone can improve their stamina, providing they hold on to those three key ingredients and push through the pain of exhausted muscles, fatigue and all the other temporary symptoms our bodies produce in reaction to the resistance.

What we must understand is that the resistance is needed to achieve the desired result. In the same way, perseverance, patience and counting the cost is required of us, when we embark on business, marriage and almost any area of life.

Counting the cost, preparing the ground work, and gathering the research is not a season to be rushed, for if we are prepared for all eventualities at the start. We will be ready, and increase our chances of survival when the stormy weather hits unannounced up ahead.




The Myths of Social Media

Myth 1: Having a Facebook page, does not guarantee you ROI on your social strategy. Especially if off screen you can’t even be bothered to talk to the potential customers standing in front of you  – who by the way live less than two minutes from your shop. (This  post comes out of frustration, after a disheartening experience at the Scottish Wedding show today).

I believe to succeed this year that yes being online and having a social media strategy is extremely important, but you should note that if you cannot carry the same personality you present online offline, you will miss out.

Having a Facebook page will not save you from the consumer who passes you by because you failed to deliver offline, what you promise online.

Think of it like this; For every genuine like or follower you obtain online, is the equivalent of someone walking into your store, and should not be taken lightly.

Character shaping success

People are scared of failing, but the only thing that stops people from achieving their goal most often, or not is themselves.

When we keep in mind that failure can be the springboard for success, and believe this to be true; ultimately we are setting ourselves up to achieve.

If you truly want to achieve success, we should ask ourselves why? A wise person once said; “ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”

Love what Abraham Lincoln said when made this statement; “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but idiot want to test a mans character, give him power.”

So don’t be scared of failing. Learn to love it. Take stock of our motives, and have a heart to heart character check along the way. These two checkpoints are a winning combination.